Just back from run 2 which was hard! Week 4 and run 1 of week 5 had been suspiciously comfortable. Admittedly I've done this week's run 1 & 2 back to back in order to have a rest day tomorrow before THE BIG ONE (I go away on Thursday afternoon) but it's hard to imagine doing 20 minutes straight.
Started to get the beginnings of a stitch but did the belly breathing and took some water during the walk and managed to cut it off at the pass. The second 8 minutes I found wearing. My breathing was more laboured than it had been yesterday (when I forgot my inhaler...again). Laura told me I had just 60 seconds to go and it was every bit as long as the week 1 60 seconds had felt. I had to keep going in order not to fail in my new fancy pants (see previous post )
Any advice for Thursday? I get the feeling this will be about getting the mindset right as much as the physical aspect.