After completing c25k on Monday I decided to start the bridge to 10k plan. I'm not sure I even fancy running 10k but without a specific plan I do worry that at some point I'm just going to stop. Anyway I loaded up on chicken and rice at lunchtime so I had the necessary fuel but after leaving work I faced my first obstacle - the temperature had dropped from a balmy 10 to a chilly 3 C since my last run.
On the drive home I had a serious mental debate as to whether I could be bothered and if I should just wait until the next day to go out. In the end I decided that since I'd eaten a bigger lunch than usual I might as well go out and run the calories off.
The first run of the plan is 4 x 10 min jogs with 1 min walks inbetween. So in my head I considered running for 10 mins is easy when you're used to 30 without stopping. The first 10 were peaceful enough but the second 10 were largely uphill which can be a bit of a killer.
Now I ran (literally) into the problem of not having anywhere left to jog. I live in the middle of Chester so I've been going out of town a bit down towards the shopping estate and up into the student area which is fine but it can get a bit dull going around the same places. Having to add 10 mins onto my usual route I had to wind in and out of streets to make up the additional time.
Once I'd got past the halfway mark and most of the uphill stuff was done I felt better and got into a decent rhythm for the run back home. Covered about 4 miles while I was out so not a bad start all in all.
How are any other B210Kers doing out there?