This week I've managed to get out 3 times which is a first for quite a while. One run with the club and 2 on my own. Running with the club is great fun, good company and the encouragement / motivation to keep me going further that I normally would.
BUT the 2 runs on my own.....DISASTER. Not sure what's going on. OK, well Thursdays wasn't that bad but did only manage 4k and the time was very slow but today I went with the hope of doing 6k (or 5k if I was finding it tough)...well I did 5k but walked the last 2.5k as my calfs / thigh were hurting. I'm not sure I can remember the last time I did 5k on my own...manage it fine at the park run though. I'm guessing this must be down to the gremlin on my shoulder putting doubts in my head but I'm struggling to get past it. If this continues I worry I won't be able to up my distance to 10k!!
Any suggestions for getting past this??? Oh well at least I know I'll enjoy the next run as it's Tuesday with the running club.