I completed W8R1 last night. I ran for the full 28 minutes. I still feel like I have failed miserably. My run currently finishes going half a mile uphill. I really struggled last night and had to give up at about 26.5 minutes and run back down the hill. My legs started really feeling the strain and I think perhaps I did not turn around soon enough as today I have aches and pains. I probably cannot go for my run tomorrow now and I am upset by the thought I am going to have to have extra rest days as it will postpone my graduation. The weather was quite warm last night and my husband said this may have made my run a lot harder. Is this true? On my W7R3 it was 8 degrees cooler.
I felt running 25 minutes was a little difficult especially going partly up the hill at the end but I managed and my W7R3 was not as bad as last nights miserable attempt. Also I feel bad because unless I get up and over this hill I will never make 3miles/5k. I am only doing 2.15miles in 25 minutes. Today I feel that 30mins is an impossible mission. Has anyone else felt like this at this stage? Any advice really welcome. Why do I run like a tortoise?
I don't really want to change route, stubborn as I am, because I feel that any 5k race I may do in the future, wont be on a flat, so I have to learn to cope with the hills. I know in my heart I could do 30 minutes now if I did it all on a flat. Am I being silly? Should I just change my route? Would this not be cheating my way to graduation?