Well today I did W8R1 and it was sooo hard. This is the hardest run I've had on the whole programme I set off ok, but it was raining so had my rain coat on and just one layer of clothing as it is warmer today. I kept my pace at the usual slow but steady and my breathing was going fine.
Then at 10 minutes the rain stopped and the sun came out.....oh boy was I hot. I couldn't believe how hot I felt. After running the last 8 weeks in wind and snow it was such a different experience. Had to remove my jacket and tied it round my waist. Thenn the road i was on was in the full sun with no shade.....I was seriously overheating. I slowed down my pace to almost a slow walk and this helped a bit.
I was almost home when I had to stop for the train.....I have mananged to miss it for weeks, but because I slowed right down I got caught. Kept moving, walking up and down while I waited then continued on my way. It was very difficult starting again, but I did it. When I got home I was wiped out!
I was very surprised to feel so bad, but as my husband pointed out, it's my 10th day on the 5x50 challenge and maybe I'm starting to feel it more now. I had a lovely relaxing bath when I came home and now I'm feeling much better I think it will go better on the next run as I will adapt my clothing better and I'm only swimming for 30 minutes tomorrow morning so I will have almost a full days rest