I’m happy to say that after the last 2 runs left me disappointed with myself (both plagued by stitches, and the last run I had to walk half way through for a minutes or so), tonight I feel great!
I’ve also had more rest days between runs due to difficulty scheduling them around work, kids, meals and the HEAT! W8R1 was on Saturday morning at 7.30 and it was still too hot really, so 23 degrees plus shade and a breeze were, relatively speaking- a breeze!
Mentally I like to run early when I can, but I’ve realised that the more recent runs that have gone well, have been in the evening. My body seems to work best after a full day of food and hydration. I only seem to get bad stitches in the morning...
Helpfully, I chose my route carefully this evening and decided to run around the cricket pitch where my son was training. Flat ✔️ Shaded ✔️ Area daughter could see me and wait ✔️
However, on the way, my son informed me that a running club usually runs there on this particular night and time!! 😳 The suitability of this place quickly went downhill! As I started, there were no other runners (I’m a ‘runner’ now!), so I just kept going, looking towards the car park occasionally. Luckily I finished before I spotted a local athlete arrive!
Looking forward to the next run again now. 🙂