So, week 6 had been fine for me on runs 1 and 2. I was nervous with how some people have struggled with it but all was fine, that was until my run 3 this morning.
It was cold first thing so I opted to do the food shop first with the hope that it would warm up and the fog would burn off. Thankfully it warmed up slightly and the fog had just gone when I started my run.
As always I seemed to struggle on the first 5 minutes but got into my pace soon enough. I had to dodge several dog walkers and their dogs but all was good. I was relieved to hear the 12.5 minute point and knew that I was going to make it. Unfortunately I started to struggle after that and then around 19 minutes I went through billowing bonfire smoke which some lovely neighbour backing onto the sports field had lit. I struggled with my breathing and with that felt my achey calf. The bonfire gremlin told me to stop and I sadly listened. I paused Laura, started walking for 90 seconds - 2 minutes where I could catch my breath and gave myself a talking to. I then pressed play to continue Laura and started running again. Almost immediately I heard Laura say that there were 5 minutes left and even though I may feel tired don't stop and push through - aarrgghhhh. I pushed through to the end and even found enough in the tank to go that bit faster in the last minute which Laura encouraged me to do (although that seemed to last forever!).
Rather than feeling elated I was fuming with myself that I allowed a gremlin in so close to the end. My question to you all is whether I should repeat this run 3 or carry on to week 7 as they are 25 minute runs which I will keep running through to the end.
I am soo disappointed in myself