After Mondays run I listened to Laura and for WK8RN2 decided to change my route today, not a good idea, It started with a large hill, which was fine as I finished my 5 min warm up by the time I got to the top, It was all downhill then for about a mile, thought this is great, easy, I then got back on the regular part of my route to finish, but hadn't thought it through, at the 20 min mark I ran out of my flat back lane and ended up having to go out onto the road, oh shock horror !! I've never run in front of anyone, except the occasional dog walker and now here I was on a busy road and to add to it, it was all up hill, I got as far as the last 5 mins but by that time my Garmin was shouting at me that my heart rate was too high, I could hardly catch my breath, I'm sad to say that I ended up walking the last 2 mins...…...the first time in the programme......gutted !! will stick to what I know for the next run
Change of Route: After Mondays run I listened to... - Couch to 5K
There is much to be said for sticking with what you know. However don't dismiss the unknown. I've changed my route also. Uphill,downhill (which I thought was cheating) and running in front of strangers on the open road. Who cares if anyone sees you? I used to think of folk saw me walking they would have a little giggle to themselves but stuff em. It's my run and my program. Keep going and I'm sure a 2 minute walk at the end isn't going to ruin anything.