Running is tough at the moment. Maybe it's because it is getting warmer or maybe it's just a phase. I hope it's going to get better though.
My daughter and I ran home from a neighbouring village on Sunday - straight into the wind - and I just couldn't do it. I walked after half a mile, walked again after quarter of a mile, walked again after a 5th of a mile........... and so on, you get the picture? I think I had started off too fast subconsciously trying to keep up with my daughter - certainly my times on Endomondo showed that I'd been going faster. But I was really frustrated with myself - I only managed 2.5 miles running and walked so many times.
On Wednesday it was running club and by coincidence we were actually running long intervals - about a third of a mile each time for four repetitions with a break inbetween each run. We covered about 1.3 miles, so not very far and it didn't get me to overcome my mental block about stopping and walking.
Then today Mr Locket and I went out and did 5k - but again with walks after the first mile, the second and then a couple of times during the third :o(
I'm sure it's a mental battle more than a physical one - I just seem to be giving up and not believing I can do it whereas when I was doing the C25K programme I had confidence in my ability to keep going. I'm looking forward to the new podcasts - hopefully they will rekindle my enthusiasm.
I hope I haven't just "gone off" running! That would be a disaster - I'd have to go back on my diet!! ;o)