Ok, so this evenings run was never going to be my best ever. Hungry, and absolutely exhausted after two very busy days at work. But I went out anyway, fortified by a handful of my favourite crisps.
I like doing intervals on a Tuesday evening, for some reason, so Speed tonight. Even in the first five minutes running, my breathing didn't feel as comfortable as usual. And after the third quick run interval I gave in and walked, just to try and let my lungs recover since they were suffering more than my legs! That helped, but I also walked a bit after the fourth and fifth fast intervals - not what I was hoping to do when I set out, but definitely needed tonight.
Oddly, the quick bits felt as though I was running somehow 'better' than usual - maybe smoother, with longer strides. I don't know if that meant I was working harder and therefore it impacted the breathing, but I just didn't find a rhythm which worked properly the whole way through.
So a mixed run. But still good, and far better than if it hadn't happened!