After crocking my calf a couple of weeks ago and then needing to be chief taxi-driver, etc, for the in-laws during their visit I haven’t done a lot of pavement pounding. I’ve discovered it’s hard to concentrate on running when you’re wound up – though maybe I just ran a bit too soon after eating breakfast. Either way, my attempt last week left me feeling queasy and cheesed off. The in-laws are now back home – I took a day out in between driving them up there and coming back here to visit family. So, today I got my kit on and got back on to the structured run plan.
WOW!!! It’s amazing what a few days off can do. I had to come up with a new, longer ending to my simplest route (thought this one would be best after a lay off) as I still had 2 more cycles to complete when I came to my usual ending point. In fairness, I haven’t done this route as a structured run for quite a while so the improvement in my speed was unexpected. The very last run phase was uphill – AND I DID IT!!!! Yes it was hard and yes my legs were telling me off but I dug in and finished the phase.
Feeling very smug and satisfied. (And I’ve set this month’s run/walk goal).