Having celebrated my 20 minute run at the end of week 5 with a second 20 minute run on Monday (just to make sure it wasn't some kind of fluke!!), I was sure the first run of week 6 would be a push over.
How wrong I was.
For some reason I found it really rather tough. I suspect the reason being I took off on the first leg at too fast a pace and then suffered the effects of this through the rest of the run. I did also wonder however, whether in fact the weather may have had something to do with my issues. There has been a noticeable drop in temperature over the last few days and at 7 pm when I started off it wasn't far short of being damned cold. I really felt the cold air hit my lungs and wondered if this could have affected my breathing, I was certainly having more issues with breathing than in the previous weeks runs.
I finished the run feeling like I had definitely taken a few steps backwards