W4 R2 this morning under ominous black skies full of rain, but i got out early enough to avoid a deluge. First half again felt really easy and the first 5 was lovely. As Chewy's blog has suggested, taking your mind off it makes it easier and I was totally lost in my own thoughts; not looking at the watch and again felt as though I could just carry on when Laura said to stop. After checking my route when I got home, I realised i had run a full 400m further on this 5 minutes than run 1. I was about to pay for that.
For some reason during week 4, the walk after the first 5 minutes is where the bubble bursts and my legs all of a sudden felt heavy and a walk uphill didn't make it easier. The next 3 minute run was HARD work and I was really worrying that I would fail the final 5. But I made it with a few expletives at myself and was clock watching like crazy rather than being lost in my own thoughts where everything feels a lot easier.
Obviously I'd gone way too quick on the first half and paid for it. but again, I didn't quit and pushed through to the end. The final 5 was a little easier than run 2 and hopefully I can add to that on run 3 before week 5 starts. But what I really want to do is sort my pace out on R3! Came home and analysed my stats and my best pace was a 4min 10sec mile!!!!!!
Lesson learned - SLOW DOWN!!!!!!