Morning fellow runners
I'm not going to lie, I was *so* looking forward to today's run, after the horror that was yesterday at work. I went out shortly before 9am, the sky was blue, not too hot and not too cold, kind-of Goldilocks weather.
I have to say though, I felt good starting out. My warm up walk took me to the canal bridge where I usually start with enough time to take a quick pic or two, then it was off for the 5 minute run. I felt *really* good about that. I set off a little bit quicker than normal, then pondered slowing down, but realised that the pace was quite sustainable, and so I continued! I really felt I didn't need the 3 minute walking segment. As usual, I turned round when the half-time bell went off, pleased that I'd come further than I ever had before. The 8 minute run I did back off the pace in order to get through it, but at no point did I feel like stopping.
I remembered something Jo had whispered in my ear, that if you feel comfortable pushing yourself for the last little bit, you should, because that's where you'll really gain in fitness. So that's what I did, and to my delight, I ended back at the same canal bridge just in time for the warmdown walk.
For those questioning the bizarre programme of weeks 5 and 6, I think it's more for a mental boost than anything else. Week 5 run 3 was great, because I had achieved a 20 minute run and no-one could take that from me. Week 6 run 1 I achieved speed and realised that my stamina had substantially increased, oh and that's the most I've ever enjoyed a run, ever.
Thank you also to all of you people who commented on my post yesterday about having a rubbish day at work. You are all so lovely, I was a bit overwhelmed actually!
Time for that well earned cup of tea. Happy running