I am on W7. This morning I was due to do R2. I do my midweek runs before work, so the alarm is set for 5.30am.
This morning for the first time since I started this programe, the alarm actually woke me up (no not a deep sleeper, normally I am awake beforehand).
Today I really, really did not want to run. I have not felt like it before, but today I could not be bothered - the thought of the long run was quite depressing. Still, I went through the motions an , reluctantly, I headed out the door.
Throughout my warm-up walk I was sure I would be giving up and heading back. I started my run and the gremlins, normally bored by about 5 minutes, hitched a lift on my back and sat whispering in my ear for the whole first half of the run.
They had quietened down, until Mr Johnson announced 5 mins left, and they pounced again, but by this time I had nothing to lose.
When Michael told me I had 60 seconds left and suggested I finish strongly, I ran like my a**e was on fire. At the end I was exhausted, but I was so satisfied that I had anything left. That was the best I have ever finished.
Lesson learned: The day when I really don't 'feel' like it, is maybe the day when I just might have a great run. There is no way to tell.
So, for anyone else who is just no feeling it - don't put it off. Today could be your greatest run... And if its not, what have you lost? But if you don't run, it never will be and you will never know.