I shouldn't have gone, woke up with lead legs and back ache, as teenage son has had a lurgy for the last few days, I checked my temperature and sure enough it was up. But as I finished week 6 on Sunday and didn't want to leave too many days between runs, I thought I'd give it a try and walk the dog at the same time as there was not enough energy in my tank for two outings.
I also thought I'd try a new route which is 4.4 miles long and has a lovely bit in the middle for my 25 min run. Set off and at 5.30 mins stopped, completely blah. Nevermind, thinks I, thought this might happen (defeated myself before I'd even started you see) I'll just walk and run as much as I can. I walked for 5 mins and then ran for 10 mins and walked again. Thinking I'll do another 10 mins and treat this as an extra training run. My last run only lasted 6 mins and then I stopped again. But ..... then I had some fun and ran as fast as I could just like when we were kids, no need to conserve energy as I could stop when I liked. I did this a few times and it was great, felt 10 years old again!
Will try R1 again, possibly Friday and will go back to the route that I have already run 20 and 25 mins on, I know I will need the psychological help.