Just back from my first run for ten days after daughters wedding then a break in Wales (with no proper internet for a week); lots of long walks in countryside and on beaches, but no running (although my kit came for the ride!)
Felt a bit tired after yesterdays 7 hour drive home then a 1 am trip to A&E as my son (who I didn't even know was in the local area, he was secretly visiting our old neighbours daughter after a spark between them at the wedding!) had had a fit, knocked himself out hitting his head and breaking a dining room chair on the way down! Luckily he was ok, so I was back in bed at 4am only to be woken by grandson chasing the cat giggling loudly at 6.30am!
I followed the Stamina podcast again this time as I wanted to make sure I did the whole 5k for 5x50 today, and felt I should give myself a target to see if I had lost any fitness over the last week; it went well considering, had to push myself about 20 minutes in as my legs were tired, then got a boost with the last speed section coming up when a chap up a ladder painting shouted 'Well done, I couldn't run for a mile' so I shouted back '35 minutes done, 5 to go' and got another 'Very well done, keep going!' That lifted my spirits and I put maximum effort into the last section, and turned up the road towards home, which has an incline rather than stay on the flat.
I was very pleased when getting home to find that Imapmyride said I have done a half mile more than my last run doing stamina, in only 1 minute longer; but the weather was kinder and today was on flat paths not soggy grass!