Today, was the first time in weeks, that I've run in daylight. I found it strangely off putting. My usual markers looked a little different and people could actually see me from a distance!
All in all, it wasnt much different to Wk6 R3, which I take to be a good thing. I took on advice about not being over confident and tried to keep to what has now become my usual pace.
The one thing that did catch me out was Brian (for the newbies, Brian is the name I give to a hill which takes up the last 10 minutes of my run). Brian is actually in 2 parts. A steep bit that takes about a minute to run up, the a short flat followed by a long steady climb.
Well that first steep part really took it out of me today. Thankfully I've built up mental resilience over that last few weeks, otherwise I might have stopped. I was well into the last 10 minutes before I recovered. New found respect for Brian!
I usually try now to kick up the pace for the last 2.5 minutes, but I just didnt have it in me today. Instead, I dug deep and did a bit of a sprint for the last 20 seconds. But, this program is Amazing. Fully recovered after my 5 minute cool down walk (though still quite sweaty for a while. Not that you need to know that) and so far, no aches, pains or niggles.
So happy I'm doing this. And do happy that Snowgdss is doing it too. She went out just before me and had a really good run. She's flying through this. So proud of her.
Have a great day everybody