Why did my big 20 min run challenge coincide with a Saturday, bank holiday weekend and gorgeous weather!?
All those eyes. Though to be honest there were no eyes, unless someone was in the way!
I find my clock watching gets narrower and narrower as I go! I think to myself 'well you have to at least do 10mins, as you've done 8. Then there are 5 minute looks, then 2, and by last minute I'm glancing every 15seconds! Talk about time dilation.
I think the biggest hurdle is that I expect a certain run to be 'easier' as I get fitter, but the programme is designed to escalate and push your comfort zone, so I guess the end of any run is hard!
Swallowed a bug 5 mins in, and then ran into a swarm of gnats at about 15 mins - felt like dash in 'The Incredibles'.
But I did it! Am exhausted but I did it! Am looking forward to some intervals and less running next week, though I've heard warnings so will be sure to not be over-confident!