I did the second run of week 4 on Monday evening. I usually do anything to avoid running on Mondays, as I'm always so tired, but due to work commitments at the end of this week, I had no choice.
As per my previous blog, I'd been surprised at how easy I found the first run of week 4 (almost TOO easy), but that wasn't the case this time. I think the lack of rain made it harder (am I the only person who actually prefers running in the rain??), as it meant I got hotter. The first couple of runs were difficult, but I did have a bit more energy for the final 3 minute and 5 minutes runs, so I ran them a bit faster, which made me feel like I'd had more of a workout, and I finished on a high. I'm finding after pretty much every session, I go home feeling like I've had A Good Run, which is nice - makes me feel positive about things.
Doing the final session of week 4 this evening, and then I won't be able to get out again until Sunday, as I'm running a 4-day residential event at work. I'm hoping this enforced slightly-longer break is going to be good for my bad knee - it's getting progressively worse as the runs are getting longer, and I'm icing it daily, so I think a bit of a break will do it good.
Oh, and despite the fact that last week I was so nervous about starting week 4 (and haven't even finished that yet), I'm already getting excited about week 5! Nearly halfway through now