OK, so I'm not the world's greatest runner. But since graduating in November I have kept up with 3 runs a week, mainly with the C25+ podcasts. Despite flu and other more important "problems" I have been pretty consistent as the band of runners on Garmin will have noticed. I have dropped a dress size. I feel physically OK although a bit drained with looking after Dad and stuff.
Never in 8 months have I given up on a run -- maybe I've had a bad one, maybe I've slowed down, but I always made it to the end. So what the heck went wrong yesterday? It was a short 3K WALK for charity. Note -- WALK -- not a run. But, as the gun went off, all the others started running like crazy. Like Usain Bolt. As in fast. After 100 - 150 yards, I gave up and walked, coming in last. So, is it me? The day before I had comfortably run over 4k in 30 minutes. Could it be because of the lack of warm-up -- there was no 5 minute walk or stretching, just "bang" and they all ran. Not only, but I never ever short of breath any more, so what the hell went wrong yesterday? Was it a question of local (Italian) anarchy? A charity walk that turned into a 3K sprint for good runners? Sorry for the un-PC remark but I'm well and truly peeved! I thought I was fit. I'm obviously not!