Hard, Harder, and even more Harder!!!
Met an old friend for lunch and then couldn't really be pestered to go out running when I got back home. However, I'd already laid my gear out, so thought 'sort yourself out and get out there', and so that's what I did. I probably had a 'face on' when I set off because I really wasn't in the right frame of mind.
It was absolutely bitter and blowing a hoolie! Had a buff on, but discovered that I can't have anything over my nose and mouth because I can't get enough air in and feel like I'm going to expire! Legs were as cold as ice.
Took a different route because the main road was quite busy. Was ready to give up after about 5 minutes - didn't! Was definitely ready to give up after 12 1/2 minutes - didn't! Thought 'our Laura' had bogged off to be honest by the time I got to 20 minutes. My back was aching because I was bent against the wind - oh the joys of living in the wilds!!! I struggled with every step and wanted to give up. But, I wanted to carry on more! Legs felt like jelly at 25 minutes. Breathing was recovered in about a minute.
Only shed 1 lb this week - wish it was more because it's so difficult hauling over 5 extra stones on these runs.............!
So first run of Week 7 done - under duress!!! Run 2 I'm coming for you