Completed all of W3 indoors on the treadmill last week. Thought this week I might as well give W4 a sneaky go inside too. It was hard, and by the last half I was getting tired...but was totally in the running 'zone', whatever that means. In terms of technique, breathing and focus I become at one with the runner during the final 5 minutes haha.
So after feeling pretty proud of that, I wanted to do a few W3 runs outside just to make sure I was ready to move on.
IT WAS HORRIBLE.
Too cold and windy for starters. I forgot my gloves and only ended up doing a 4 minute warm up after fussing on the way out of my house. Let's just say very quickly my nostrils were burning, the wind had all sorts of cold resistance coming my way and the second half made me wish death would come before having to run the final 3 minutes. Definitely my hardest run.
Not quite a failure because I did complete it, but at the same time my cool down walk home was more like a slow shuffle.
I have moved to London this weekend which is very exciting but need to get used to my area a little before having the confidence to run around it. Hopefully by next weekend I'll be back in the swing but will probably remain at w3 for another week.