Well W3R3 passed off in a slow mediocre way, nothing to report really other than it was a bit chilly.
I then had 2 rest days before commencing Week4 tonight. I got in from work at 5 and contemplated going out then as by the time I got changed it would be dark..then Mr Pip came home so I procrastinated a bit and eventually went out after 7pm ,which is still the earliest one I have done yet.
I admit I was dreading this week... the thought of running 3 mins and then a massive 5 minutes and then repeating it was great fodder for Stanley G sowing much fear and trepidation into my head.
I got through the door and down the drive and the wind which is really whipping up now conspired to almost blow me back in the house.
I walked down to the promenade and the 3-2-1, I set off slowly and carefully with a great wind behind me and smashed the first 3 minute run. As I recovery walked, Stan reminded me that 5 minute is a bit of a jump from 3 and that I wouldn't quite manage it all. So I determined that I would set off ever slower than usual and reminded myself that the wind was beneath my wings in this outward direction. 5 minutes later I was tired but not exhausted but was very conscious that I was about to turn back into the wind-no shelter but then what can I expect if I choose to live next to the Irish Sea.
Sarah Millican hoped I was recovered (er no) as it was time to do 3 minute run...which again I plodded through not too badly...much to my surprise...cue Stanley: You can't manage this 5 minutes... you're running into the gale...it will be too tiring for you...and on and on"
Well somehow I just kept going, one foot after the other in some sort of jogging motion...and I did it..so now I know I can complete week 4.
Now I am home, fed and watered and knackered.so early night and a rest day (with an evening swim tomorrow) and then Stanley can really let rip at me as I start stressing about attending the Inaugural parkrun here in Blackpool...at the appropriately named Stanley park...Hopefully Stanley G will like it there and stay!
Not sure how to do the run... should I do W4R2 and then walk the rest...or should I still jog a little more in places where I feel I can? I do like the idea of my No1 Parkrun being in the town's no1 Parkrun...we can grow together. Mr Pip is coming too he is a week ahead of me on week 5...
I am happy to post a slow finish time as then it will be achievable to beat the next time I go haha
Wish us luck