Today’s effort was a bit of a disaster.
I was struggling from the start. Deciding to go a different route, I had a very small hill at the beginning instead of my easy downhill. I was completely stuffed after it.
By 5 minutes I couldn’t see how I was going to get to 10 minutes without stopping. I didn’t feel right at all and had absolutely no energy. The 2nd lot of 10 mins was just as bad and the last set was done at a real shamble, just dragging myself along.
In retrospect I learned a lot:
- I was probably over-confident after Monday and started too fast then ran out of puff
- small changes in the route will probably have a more marked impact at this level of unfitness
- I don’t vary my pace if I’m going up any sort of incline – I just barge at it and expect it all to go ok
- a yoghurt and 2 glasses of wine the night before doesn’t provide enough energy for a run the next morning (duh)
I’m a bit embarrassed about the yoghurt and the plonk. I had done the same thing on Monday – not eaten enough during the day then cycled to an aerobics class and couldn’t understand why I had no energy, no balance and no coordination.
Friday’s supposed to be 30 minutes non-stop.
That’ll be fun.