Feeling really disappointed as I didn't manage to complete W7R3 this morning. I was feeling okay, decided to choose a different route and only made it halfway (I was struggling and went down a country track which ended in a fence; when I turned round I just stopped running). So I need a bit of advice and encouragement, please. Was the change of route a big factor? It was a beautiful day, (maybe 10 degrees) so I actually got hot very quickly and had to tie my top round my waist which is not ideal. I haven't yet got to the stage where I find running easy (my legs always feel really heavy) although I can happily walk for 10 - 15km day after day. I have several pairs of trainers and today I was wearing the same ones as for W7R2 so that shouldn't be a factor. I did some research online about gait analysis and came across a blog with photos which showed the runner lifting his feet much higher than I can, and I did start off trying to do that, but only for about 20m. I may also have started a bit faster, but I just couldn't keep going after 12.5 minutes. I know that's more than I could do a few weeks ago, but I'm still fed up.
After I stopped, I felt a twinge in my right ankle which dissuaded me from starting again (but I think that was mostly an excuse).
Help! I got home to hear You and Yours discussing fitness and interviewing Laura. I do want to do this...
Bad start to a new year.