I'd been feeling a bit down after the big 20 minute run, which I really hadn't expected. I didn't enjoy it much, and was wondering whether that's what running was going to be like from now on - and I wasn't sure I wanted to do it, if it wasn't enjoyable. (I know other people seem to cope with that, but wasn't sure I could.)
Thanks to the canal-runner oh here yesterday, I decided to do a waterside run instead of along roads. That was a really good idea. It was really quite pretty, and much easier to distract myself with something interesting to look at. The canal was mostly frozen over - moorhens looked quite funny running over the ice.
The only sticky bit was when I thought I'd done about 5 minutes, and Laura chirped up 'well done, you're halfway, you've done 2 1/2 minutes' - WHAT! Surely not. But after that it was all fine. The 8 minute run was much easier than the first 5, and the last 5 was ok too (and even though I'd planned to not to do any extra, and stick to the programme... I couldn't resist a few extra minutes on the end, and at a faster pace, just to see if I could. Naughty.
I kept the pace slow for the most part though, after listening to advice on here, and I think that's why it went ok. I did actually enjoy quite a lot of it, so am very pleased.
Oh, and Laura did do another 'land on your heels' bit today. So I ignored it again.
It's started snowing a bit now. Bets on for whether we get a snow day tomorrow. I rather doubt it though.