So this run was due yesterday but after getting back from my usual dog walk it was around 12:30 and was feeling pretty hungry. Didn't want the jelly legs again and neither wanted to run after a lunch or when the school traffic was bad. Excuses excuses... Had a Google and saw a few articles suggesting that running early am on an empty stomach was the best way to burn fat. So this morning it was...
Still later than planned (about 10:30) but still felt fine without any brekkie. Decided not to record the warm-up cooldowns from now on. Totally understand pace is not important but with the program ending on a 30 minute run thought seeing the distances increase will help motivate me.
Run went great, pretty warm day with the sun blaring in my face, but tried to keep at a steady pace throughout. Maybe still a little too quick at this stage but feel conscious that if I don't push myself a little bit my stamina may not increase enough to handle the longer runs ahead. Only on the last 3 minute run did I feel myself catching my breath a little (as it ended on a hill) but slowed it down and was fine.
Was nice to see no return of the acid today as it often did occur when I ran in a morning. I'm not promoting it and probably not the safest thing in the world to do but I also chew gum when I run. Find it keeps the acid at bay and for some reason helps me to keep a rhythm (& have felt worse without it).
Looking forward to next week now. Feels like a bit of a jump seeing the mixes of 5 and 3 minutes in there but this week has felt a bit of a consolidation week with the workout being a lot shorter.
Bring it on!