So Wk7 - R3 last night - late home from work thanks to the M11 being closed out of London!
I got home only to discover that my 'gym kit' was still wet and in the blinking washing machine, undaunted (but mildly foul langagued) I pulled various ''yoga/sort of that'll do running stuff'' out and set off into the driving rain with head torch on and grumpy husband tagging along behind! (I decided it was his fault i hadnt got my clothes out of the machine in the morning. I'm yet to decide why its his fault, but it definitely was!)
So the first 5 minutes walk warm up. OMG I was so cold. (my kit is more air & holes then fabric). My hands were little ice cubes and I was praying for the 5 minutes walk to be over so I could warm up!! Off I set running (v slowly). Slightly down hill to start so fairly easy, did the body scan ... nothing hurting or aching too much... jog on. Then 5 minutes into the run... along the straight bit of road and directly into the wind and peeing rain.. (country roads so pitch black except for odd car blinding me) It was hard but i just kept thinking 'think how easy this will feel in the spring/summer when youre not training in a wind tunnell!'
I got to the turning point, well ahead of the 12.5 minute half way point and turned back towards home... much easy - wind behind me and WOW I got 'THE FEELING'. It felt like i could run forever, legs just floating along, breathe fine, just lovely. I smiled at my fat bottom (powerful glutes!) and loved loved loved it... then just a tiny bit of a slog slightly up hill all the way home... and then I swear laura lost track of time as seemed i was running forever, ran past home... still no 'one minute marker' from Laura... anyway she did remember in the end and I had a lovely quick sprint for the last 60 seconds... Really enjoyed last night. - and if you'd looked out the window at the lashing rain/sleet and wind you'd never believe it was possible. Forgave hubbie for gym kit issue in the end...
Roll on tomorrow - a day time run planned and hopefully off road again. 28 minutes coming up!