Gremlins 1, Me 0 - Down but not out

I hadn't been able to get out for several days, due to working late, and my worry about going out when its so dark as the roads and pavements aren't too good, so today I felt I'd go out regardless of the heavy rain. I was OK to start with, but then came the thoughts; I'd left it too long since my last run, the rain was too heavy, it didn't matter, I could repeat etc etc, and finally I gave in, 18 minutes in. It wasn't a conscious 'I'm going to stop now' but I think I just lost concentration, and stopped. Funnily enough although I'm a bit cross with myself, I'm not as upset as I thought, as I still can't believe that I can run 18 mins and have run 25 before so I know i've got it in me. On the plus side, I did 18 mins without any aching ankle and am not hobbling around like I was after my last 25 mins. Next week is another week.


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  • Just a practice run. We all need them sometimes πŸ˜€

  • Thanks for the encouragement!!

  • Yeah, don't be too downhearted mate...just consider it a practice run that's all, and like you say, you managed almost 20 minutes without any ankle problems, so that's a great sign for when you do the run for real in a day or two. Actually, it sounds to me like you done really well to get nearly 20 minutes in to be honest, as it was raining heavily, you're getting over an ankle injury and I understand your running routes aren't the easiest. So, well done for that! All the best for when you do the run for real next time. :)

  • Hopefully the weather will be a bit drier for our runs, although I must admit I do like the cooler weather for running.

  • Well done for getting out there, that's the tough part. Think you need to award yourself at least half a point. You ran for longer than you used to and have a great attitude. Go you πŸ‘ŸπŸƒπŸ‘ŸπŸƒ

  • Thanks. At least I can see from this forum that many have had to redo some session, so hopefully I'll get there in the end. Thanks for the encouragement

  • Yes I think most of us have had runs like that, some days (or nights) it just doesn't come together, so call it a practice run and try again in a couple of days πŸ‘£πŸ˜ƒ

  • Yes, thanks. I'll put it down to experience!!

  • 18 minutes is better than no minutes! Well done for getting out there. 😊

  • When you get out of routine it's hard to get going, so you can feel pleased you did the hard bit! Next run I'm sure you'll be back in the swing of it and hopefully without the heavy rain!

  • 18 minutes is 18 minutes. You did great. Everyone has those runs, so don't be hard on yourself :) I know what you mean about the losing concentration though, those gremlins sneak in every time we take our eye off the ball! But, a run is a run is a run and you ran, so 'yay'!

  • Well done for going out and running in the heavy rain which is not easy...and you're recovering for an ankle injury everything considered you did really well! :)

    Also you know you can run for 25 minutes..good luck for next week!

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