At the same time as starting the 5x50 challenge, I decided to start the B210k programme.
Week one was fine, although it was a bit strange going back to walking breaks after having got use to running continuously for upward of 30 mins.
The first 2 runs of week 2 were OK and then I started to struggle a bit - tried the third week 2 run twice and had terrible middle sections (walking bits of it and generally struggling mentally). I am not sure if I was just going out too fast, whether the daily exercise as part of 5x50 was just making my legs heavy or whether my appalling diet for the past week was to blame. I was at the point of giving up on the whole running for more than 5k thing, so I thought I would go back to one of Laura's week nine 30 minutes runs.
I set off at a much slower pace than usual and completed the 30 minutes and felt fine, thought I would do 45 minutes and then still feeling fine thought I would try and get to 60 and then, on a bit of a high, thought I might make the last 10 minutes to home and then ......
at precisely 1 hour and 1 minute, I passed a man holding onto his dog ' he's not too good with people, he said, so I will keep him on the lead' well I thanked him and ran past along the bridle way, must only have got about 20 metres when he let the dog off the lead.
The little terror then charged straight at me and bit my calf - my goodness, am not lying it really really hurt!
Anyway, the guy was really embarrassed and I just wanted to get home, so we left it at that.
Bathed it and sprayed it with iodine and off to the Drs today for a tetanus and some antibiotics this morning.
Good job my run was so good, as I definitely think my runners high stopped me feeling quite so sorry for myself - anyone know if they sell Kevlar socks??