Why do i find it so difficult to run during the day, when I feel as if I could go forever early mornings and evenings? And before anyone nags me for pace, I avoided running uphill today , as you can see from the only 10m elevation gain as opposed to 79m the other day, which is why I was faster. Chest is very wheezy today too.
Legs like lead and out of breath the whole run, and was glad to stop after just over 19 minutes. It was fairly cold too. I was out of breath even downhill to begin with. Lovely to see the countryside in daylight though. It snowed briefly this morning, so the distant hills were a kind of smoky white against a blue and grey sky. Very ethereal!
I walked back up the steep hill from by the postal depot. A woman walking just in front of me stopped to catch her breath.
She: I'm ok when I walk up with the dog, but I get out of breath when i do it on my own.
Me (ever mindful of a chance to evangelise): I ran up it on Sunday.
She: Ooh, each to their own. I don't like running.
Me: Because of school?
She: Yes, you won't get me running. Do you run marathons?
Me: Not yet (optimistically!)... (explained about C25K): If you took up running, you wouldn't get out of breath walking up here.
She: Each to their own, you won't get me running.
Me: muttering noncommittally while thinking, drat, another potential convert evaded capture!
Right, into the Badedas zone and wait for Mr Equestrian...again.