So I set off early this morning to do the second run of week seven. It was sooooo much colder today so my long sleeve t-shirts, base layers and gloves came in handy.
I decided to run today rather than yesterday as I've been suffering slightly with pain at the top of my leg so I wanted to leave two days between runs so as not to make matters worse.
I'm pleased to report that today's run was much better than Wednesday. I managed the whole 25 mins the last 2 or 3 minutes were such had work, I felt like I was crawling rather than running but I still completed it even with the arctic head wind !
I've changed my route a little today to try and mix things up. I also learnt from Wednesday mistakes and changed my focus from speed and focused on just trying to complete the run.
I did lots of stretching afterward and had no aches and pain, although it been a few hours since I completed the run and I'm now a little sore in the top of the thigh / low abdominal area but I'm alternating between cold compress and heat. The funny thing is that the pain only starts when I've been sitting for a while. It not something that will stop me in my tracks but I will take longer rest periods between runs if I need to. At the end if the day, it not a race to complete the programme
Today's stats (including warm only)
Distance - 2.23 miles / 3.5 k
1st mile - 13.59 min/mile
2nd mile 13.07 min/mile
Max Speed - 11.22 min/mile
On another positive my running pace may not be super quick but when I tracked my walking pace it was on average 18 min/mile, so it definitely feels like running to me.
Have a great weekend everyone