I'm not sure why I even tried this run today although to be fair I went out in a really positive mood. I had been away and had to complete the run today, I rushed back and tried to make sure that I had drunk a lot on the way home as I knew it was hot.
I even made sure I ate a banana before I went out but perhaps too close to going out. I felt ok for the first 10 mins although I developed a stitch in both sides after a few minutes. I managed to run over 15 mins but could go on no further, no matter what I tried to tell myself.
I stopped and caught my breath and then ran for a further 4 mins before stopping again. I then managed another 4 mins before realising it was simply not going to happen.
I thought I'd be proper gutted but actually when I thought about it realised that if I'm gonna fail a run then this is the one to fail as you repeat it 3 times in week 7, if I can do it then I'm happy and I set out at midday as we had visitors later and it was unbelievably HOT !!! I have never run in such heat and even pouring my water over me made no difference. I could feel the banana sitting in my stomach and should have probably eaten it alittle earlier than just before I walked out the door.
I've got an awful week in terms of runs this week, long full week of shifts and a wedding in Ireland at the weekend - not ideal but if I can get through this week then I'll be on the home strait !!