Tonight was run 2 of week 8 and it started out OK and I thought I would try to pick up the pace a bit. I thought I was doing quite well, when another runner went past me with ease and disappeared into the distance.
Envy was my first emotion then - oh well I will get there eventually -
I managed 4.5km but the last 10 minutes was very very hard and the tops of my legs ached.
got home and into a bath of cool (cold enough to make me want to jump out) water to try to relax my leg muscles and cool myself down as my neck felt like it was on fire. (strange?)
They still hurt a bit, but then I guess that is just me pushing more and my body getting used to it (and protesting somewhat)
So one more run to go before week 9 and I am not so sure I have that extra 2 minutes in me yet.
See what Friday brings - happy running all.