Hi peeps, I did W9 R2 today, pounding the streets and unfortunately went up a massive hill early into my run, or should I say my "shuffle"? and felt really knackered only ten minutes in.
Gosh - talk about picking a tough route. I hadn't realised this hill went on for so long. Every time I ran around a new bend I thought, "I must be at the top now", but No! So I kept going, remembering the advice on here about slowing it right down. It worked and I made it through to the end without collapsing, lol.
The thing is, now I am facing my last run I'm sad about finishing Cto5k, if that makes sense? I'll feel bereft without the cheerful voice of Jo Wiley encouraging me, and bereft because it's like finishing a really good book - you're racing towards the end but when you get there it's sad because something good has come to an end.
So I'll have to set a new goal, I guess - maybe aiming to run 5k to start with, and go from there.
I'm also intrigued by trail running - is it just running on grass/mud / in the woods etc? Isn't that horrendous at this time of year? It's bad enough wading through mud in my hiking boots let alone trying to run through it! But it sounds a lovely idea .....