As some of you may remember, I returned to W5R3 from W9R1, after struggling with the longer runs.
Well this morning, W8R3, I smashed it! Having got to bed late, after dropping daughter at university yesterday, I got up to a gorgeous sunny morning at 7:30. Although reluctant, I headed out the door, while hubby slept. I wasn't really feeling it and thought things might not go as well as W8R2.
The first half went by quite comfortably, and I expected the second half to be hard. Although a little harder, it wasn't too bad. I said to myself, as I have on several runs lately, if I have any energy left, I'll carry on when MJ says it's time to walk, as just 2 more mins would take me to 30 mins.
Well, I did that and more! I continued until the end of the 5 mins walk, making 33 mins and decided I couldn't end there, and had to run to the end of the road, adding probably another 3 to 4 mins!
It meant a longer walk back, but I still managed my little hill run at the end and set myself the challenge of running a little further, beyond the brow of the hill, which I managed quite well.
So one question, does that count as W8R3 or W9, seeing as I've been here before? I'm planning to continue onto W9, doing all 3 runs so I'm stronger and fitter!
W9, I'm coming to get you!