This is the first day since I started this training 9 weeks ago that I really didn’t want to run. I just felt unenthusiastic and stodgy. Legs were heavy with achey muscles when I began running and I had to force myself not to give up and go home. Please, no advice about rest days: I have two a week, I don’t work, don’t have children to look after, and I spend most of the day every day reading and relaxing. The training is quite full on, but it adjusts to you and your personal needs and adapts as you move through the programme. I think it’s just one of those points where it gets harder and you have to catch up with yourself- I’ve had them before.
Anyway, it’s done and I feel fine. I’ve slept badly for a few nights till last night, and I think that’s a factor too. I’m looking forward to some vegan crumpets and jam before I wait for the man to come and replace the heating element in the dishwasher.
I managed to keep fairly well in the lower zones today - just a couple of spikes. 70 minutes in zones 1&2 is quite a big ask!!! ☹️