So, on to W2R2 on a hot summer's Friday after work. The run felt a bit tougher in the heat but I thought it felt quicker as well - Laura was instructing me to do my 5 min warm down before I knew it!
My only gripe of the day was the "sports headphones" I had bought for my mp3 player. Admittedly they were the cheaper end of the market (£12) but they are terrible! They are the ear buds with plastic hooky bits which go round the top of your ear. The first 5 minutes of my run were spent repeatedly reinserting them in my ears until I somehow managed to get them to stay in place. Has anyone any recommendations for either better earphones, or a method to help keep them in? I'd thought about sticking plasters/tape but it seems a bit extreme!
The other thing I enjoyed about the run was no matter how swollen, red, blotchy and sweaty my face was, and no matter how many weird looks I got looking this way when I was doing the walking bits, I still would've chosen that over sitting in traffic in a hot stuffy car on a Friday afternoon, which so many of the people throwing me strange looks were doing!
Next step is my W2R3 when I'll be doing my first morning run. In my gym going days, I found I had much less energy in the mornings so it will be interesting to see if this holds true for my running too.