I'm away for work training this week, and running during lunch breaks (we're allowed to eat in class, so...)
Run 1 was grim. I really struggled during the first 5minute run. I was out doors and the weather was horrible. I'd been cramped in a chair all morning and stressed out. I picked it up and managed to finish the run, but I walked a bit in those first five minutes. I felt terrible, wondered why I wasn't improving and generally felt sulky. I think, being used to setting my pace on the treadmill, I misjudged outdoors and pretty much sprinted off. It was silly, and failed.
Today, I went for run 2 and it was the total opposite! The first ten minute run breezed by, and on the second I even picked up the pace a bit. The result was 3.75km, a personal best and I'm convinced I will make it to 5k! Mostly, though, I'm glad I still haven't quit. I've never been able to run in my life, and the thought that during the 10m run today, I just chugged through 1.4km without gasping for breath... Well, that's a testament to this programme! I'm starting to learn about pacing, and even run 1 this week taught me not to sprint off!
Very happy today!