Another dark run for me this evening - the dreaded W5r3. Off I went at 9.20, glowing armbands, flashing shoelaces, determined to do my best.
The first five minutes were fine, and although the second five were harder it felt ok. I was trying to go gently to make sure I had enough to get through the whole thing, but the incline at 12/13 mins defeated me and I found myself walking. Only for a minute or so until I was back on the level, then as I started running again, Laura helpfully told me I had just five minutes to go.
I decided to add an extra couple of minutes on at the end to ensure I'd run the total twenty minutes, even if not without stopping, and somehow had enough energy then to really push myself! Yes the last bit was going back down the incline, but it's a bit frustrating that I can be struggling so much at one point and then have reserves left over!
The running torch isn't waiting until Christmas though - I'll be ordering it tomorrow!