After leaving an extra day between runs because of torrential rain here yesterday, I headed out on my second run of week 8 this morning just before 10am - cloudy but not too cold, perfect. However this run was definitely one of two halves!
The ‘toxic 10’ somehow turned into the toxic first half or toxic 14. My legs felt so heavy (I put this down to not drinking enough water yesterday) and I did wonder whether I was going to be able to complete it, even though I’d deliberately set off at a slightly slower pace than usual...
Thankfully I’d planned my playlist so some up beat songs came on just when I needed them most. I was going to finish this run even if it was at a snails pace and I felt like I had weights around my ankles!
And just like magic after about 15 minutes I got back on track and started to feel a bit better. It then started to rain, which isn’t ideal because I wear glasses and hadn’t brought my hat with me, but it did cool me down and I managed to complete the run! The second half was definitely the better half.
Note to self: more water and lots of up beat tunes for the next run!