In the olden days, when I was a lass, we’d have called this cheating! However C25k is not a competition so I set up today’s run with a view to trying to be sure that I could simply complete it.
Basically, I planned it so that the 5 minute warm up walk was going up the hill, with a view to turning round and doing as much downhill running as possible! Despite this I had to pause in the middle of the first 5 minute run. The second 5 minute run was on the way back and was uphill. I tried to run but my heart skipped a beat, so I walked for a bit, then it happened again when I tried to run, so I called it a day and decided to walk the rest of the way home! (NB don’t worry about my heart, this happened a couple of years ago when I was pushing myself – I had an exercise stress test (ECG) done and it was fine).
It might have gone a bit better if I hadn’t left 6 days between wk4 day 2 and wk4day 3! Anyhow, suffice to say I’ve decided to repeat wk 4 until I get it right! I had planned to do it on the way home from dinner at a local pub last night, but this happened!
The weather turned from glorious sunshine to torrential rain before you could say ‘chicken, ham and leek pie’. So I hopped back in the car for a lift back with hubs!