I'm just posting to banish my horendous run yesterday, in order to spring out of bed in the morning and get back to managing 5K in 30 minutes.
Since gradiating i've slipped a little. Not coming on here as much, only running twice a week (it's cold/wet/raining, i'm tried/poorly etc etc), running to my own music (not good)
Yesterday i went out on a route i know well, 4.8K along a cycle track. It was awful i kept getting a really bad stitch, not breathing properly and having to stop, about 6 time in all, Shocking!. My legs hurt and my music did my head in so i turned it off.
All in all in was rubbish. I was really looking forward to going out (really) but i got back and wished i hadn't bothered.
I know that a bad run is better than no run at all BUT i'm really hoping that with the week 9 podcast, a bit of motivation and having booked my running slots in for this week I be back in stride in no time. Ooh and I brought a shiney new running top this afternoon
Sometimes it's hard but keep running everyone