After the trials and tribulations of Week 6, I was hoping to settle into a steady rhythm of comfy running in week 7 without the annoyance of interval training. I desperately needed my rest day yesterday, but due to staff absence at college, I ended up having to teach two dance classes, which meant opening an old bag of tricks that hadn't seen the light of day in quite a while!(I gave up dance teaching a year ago due to persistent injuries). I enjoyed it, sure, but wow did I feel it when I got up this morning. Everything ached unsurprisingly and I really had to push myself to get out the door.
But I did and made it but my legs were just heavy and aching pretty much all the way around. Only in the last 5 minutes did they finally seem to loosen up despite loads of stretching before I set out.
I suppose I could just think of these last 3 days as cross training and while I made the 25 minutes, I didn't run quite as far as W6R3 which is a big disappointment for me. So hopefully today really will be a rest day where I just have to talk, and I'l be a little fresher on Saturday for R2.