Wow today's run was tough. I managed to battle my way through the 25 minutes but I struggled from about 12.5 minutes onwards. The last 2 runs which were exactly the same distance weren't too bad but this one for some reason was a lot harder. My legs felt like lead.When Laura said right its the last minute, try to go a bit faster I laughed! I was lucky I made it though the run never mind going faster!
I had 2 rest days instead of 1 this week becuase of work commitments. Maybe this made a difference? Also I think I was wearing too many clothes. Normally I run at 7am when its cooler and today I ran at 11am as I had the day off. I thought it looked colder than it actually was. I seem to be better running first thing.
Does anyone have any advise on good running socks as well. It seems silly but there are so many different types of running socks. I find the material makes a big difference. Today I wore some new socks I bought from a cheap running shop and they were quite honestly rubbish. My foot didn't feel secure at all. I had my trainers done up as tight as normal but my feet weren't comfortable. Maybe I'll go back to my old ones.
Today hasn't put me off as I still love running but its strange how small variables in things you wear can have a large influence on how you run! Has anyone else found this? Anyway onwards we go.....