Have I lost a day?
Anyway. I completed the run plan to go a little further before a brief run at the end of the working followed by a proper ramp up on Sunday. I’m having to tell myself that it’s in the plan, but it’s hard when I want to go further. Losing my contingency week only a week in to such a short schedule has left me thinking I have time to make up, but I need to balance with that with still wanting to make sure I can even do it. Trust the plan.
This was my first run with music. I think it got me off to far too strong a start although I did manage to keep a good pace all the way through. By kilometre four, Back in Black came on and I seemed to fly that one.
At one point in my run I had to stop for a van so that I could cross the road. I restarted and realised that I was plodding. Was interesting for me as a novice runner that I had to force myself to pick it up again. Once I told myself to stand up straight again and lengthen my stride, I was good.
The biggest positive I’m taking is that I’m getting home feeling strong. I’m not just talking about hamstrings, but I mean that I feel like my training has been positive rather than just feeling like I want to be sick!