It took a while to get out this morning as hubby was lingering with a late start at work. The ground was wet but the sun shine and the air was crisp, a good start. I was talking to Poppy about something I'd read recently as we panted along our route (nothing unusual there, taking a dog with me means that people don't realise I'm talking to myself half the time). We've been aware of the safety issues needed when running alone so I make sure I have a phone with me and my children at least know the route I usually take. Glancing through one of my husband's running books (don't want to appear too keen) I found the section there that talked about running with a dog for safety. Great, according to the book a dog can be a useful security asset, would be attackers see a dog as an unknown risk and steer clear. The book does advise that your dog should have a suitable name in the presence of suspicious characters - something like "Fang" or "Bandit". As we started the second 5 minute run my legs were rather heavy and I hadn't managed to fit in the downhill slope at the end of w4r2. Poppy wasn't wildly impressed either, she offered to wait while I went for another circuit of the field. I got the feeling that she was miffed at the thought of me even considering changing her name and that she was definitely considering the thought of being a C25 minute dog.
As for me, I got home tingling all over - is this the first sign of the runner's high I've heard about? I wonder what week 5 will have in store? Should we repeat w4r3 again to feel more at ease with it? Or should we just go for week 5 and see how we get on? Might need a two day break to think about that one.