So after my euphoria of W1 R2 where everything felt quite easy, I was confident that R3 today would be the same, until I decided to have an allergic reaction to something and sneezed for the best part of my rest day. Woke up this morning for R3 and my intercostals are wrecked from so much sneezing plus i had a wierd ache in my insteps that wasn't there yesterday.
But still I plowed on and started the run. I was doing ok until the 6th 'run' and just started to feel very weak. Then the coughing started and I pretty much spluttered my way to the finish. The 'brisk' walk home where my lower legs were seizing up and tingling was anything but. What is that? Lactic acid? Oh well, reflect and learn. Clearly I wasn't at 100% and perhaps another rest day would have helped but I didn't stop, I didn't quit and I'm proud of that at least. Plus I covered 4k so the outgoing walk must have been faster than Thursday.
Time for a loooong hot bath to try and salvage my legs before they drop off and then a restful weekend. Bring on Week 2, I'm ready for ya!!!