I did W7R1 & 2; 2 was more difficult as I had some sort of chill and felt I was filling up with phlegm at one point (TMI I know) anyway, run completed. Jubilee pageant day dawned, got up at 5.30am and ran over Battersea Bridge, up and over Albert Bridge, coughing badly and nose running, still onwards and over past the police guarding 'The Spirit of Chartwell' managed to get past them and had to break into a walk. Just couldn't push myself on, chest was raging. Got my breath back and walked for about 5 mins, and got up to Chelsea Bridge. Mental thought now, I had to run the second half of this as I had already walked past the people camped out along the embankment once and now I had to do at least the last 12.5 mins back at a run.
Managed about 10 mins and just couldn't do any more. Felt very hot and sweaty and pretty down with myself. Even what I thought would be the mental push of having to get past the people on the embankment didn't work.
The rest of the day was so busy, and at the end of it I was exhausted and I haven't run again since. Thought that I would give myself a couple of days off, cough is alot better but not 100% gone.
Where do I go from now? Any help would be appreciated, do you think it might be better to go back to W6? I plan to go for a run on Sat morning, I know that I have to get my mojo back!! I have lost confidence rather as I don't want to go out and not achieve the session on my next outing, hence my reluctance to go back to W7R1.
Any advice would be welcome, has anybody else got stuck here?
Thanks so much .....