I spent most of this week actively avoiding any alcoholic drinks (quite unusual for me!)
Then I did W5 R1, which I was mostly dreading.
And it was fine. I might even say it was 'easy'. Probably the best run so far, in that it was challenging but achievable and I felt like I really got into my stride.
Correlation between no alcohol and ease of running?
Or just luck?
By the time I finished the run it was totally dark and I'd chosen my favourite route, which I soon realised has no light sources anywhere! I had a creepy encounter with a cow silhouetted against the night sky on top of a cliff - looked like it was going to jump off the edge on top of me and was staring at me rather creepily.
I've definitely not been sticking to doing 3 runs per week. But I'm happy with the way I'm progressing - if I only manage 2 runs per week then that's fine with me. I'll just do the third one next week and take my time getting to the ultimate 5k goal. I have Christmas in my head as a goal, which is longer than 9 weeks in total, but that's fine with me. Slow and steady will get me there, without stressing me out and putting me off doing it. As soon as anything becomes a chore it disappears off my radar!