I woke up this morning with very sore legs and constipation, I can hardly walk. The legs, I was expecting especially after jumping on a step machine yesterday (the rest day!) for 3 long minutes - my thighs are killing me. But the constipation? I haven't 'been' since Day 1 (now Day 3). I'd have thought that bouncing around would, if anything, loosen certain stuff (crude, apologies). Odd, but to be honest squatting to sit, I said sit, would be agony on the thighs right now so maybe for the best.
As suggested in previous blog comments, I relocated to somewhere a bit flatter. Flat is good. I found a perfect long straight spot alongside a very full reservoir. There are views of wet sheep and wet hills just about visibile through the constant wet rain. I'm still driving there, which feels like cheating as it's just a few minutes from home.
Pre-run, I've taken to wearing my jeans over my 'jogging tights'. It feels strangely satisfying and exciting. I can now stride confidently, with spring in step (thanks TK Max), into the Co-op to stock up on water (athletes 2012 Jubilympic water no less) without worry of scaring old women and children. Downside of course is me wrestling the jeans off in the car. It previously being many years since I last downed a trouser in a layby.
Despite the lovely flat road, I found it hard going. Collapsing in my car seat utterly out of breath again. My legs are as sore as anything. I found the walking painful nevermind the jogging.
Hopefully my legs will be feeling better by Run 3 on Friday