...But first W1R3. Saturday afternoon; cold and damp and I wasn't really up for it. It hurt and I hated every step of it. By way of a contrast W2R1 tonight was fabulous. 2 days later than planned, as I had to work late Monday and was otherwise engaged yesterday. However the extra rest seems to have worked wonders. The clear, cold crisp evening air also seemed to help. The hard part was getting up off the couch (and waiting for my dinner to digest). I eventually went out at 9:30, with the temperature just above freezing. I breezed through the first three runs of six; four and five were harder and I felt pretty tired by the end of run six, but the legs and lungs kept going and I managed to stay in control of my breathing. All of which was great. If only they were all like this!
Incidentally is there a recommended amount of time to wait before running following a heavy meal? Hungry kids mean that dinner is usually as soon as I get home from work. I usually wait about 3 hours after eating, which means running in the evening will be 9:30-10:30. Sometimes that's just too late.