Not a great run and a bit cross with myself really. There are a few things I need to remember....
1) Do not try and "fit" in a run in an otherwise busy day - plan it and if you do it again, do not try out a new route at the same time
2) Do not attempt any more early morning runs - both have been pants and I am not a morning person so it really doesn't work
3) SLOW down for goodness sake
My calves were aching on the warm up walk and my brain was worrying about how I would fit everything into this morning - not a positive start. However, new route started well and I did find a rhythm, managed my big hill (hurrah) down the other side but then at 21 minutes I hit another hill which was just deep sand underfoot, difficult to walk on let alone run.
I attempted it but after 23 minutes just came to a halt and started walking - I think that's a first non finish for me for a long time.....
When I read my stats back I was going way too fast and although I kept that pace up for 23 minutes, it meant I couldn't finish and as I KNOW by now, this isn't about speed - so what I was thinking goodness only knows.
Will take 2 days rest and attempt - no not attempt - complete W7 R3 on Wednesday evening on my old trusty route.......and put today behind me, but not forget it, as there were some real lessons in there for me today........
As we say, onwards and upwards - every run is a learning experience 😀🏃
Watch out for my next post already entitled "Return of the Tortoise" on Wednesday 🐢