EASY RECOVERY WEEK!!!
54 min. Run 10 minutes. Walk 1 minute. Do this 4 times.
I’m writing this a couple of days after I did the run (on Tuesday) because my eyes have been a bit funny this week and I’ve wanted to stay off the computer. As such I’m struggling a bit to think about how it went. I ate some insects by mistake. I got chased/jumped at by a couple of dogs. I really wish people would keep their dogs under control. Every time I freeze and look scared I’m told ‘it’s OK, he/she won’t bite’. Yeah well I don’t know that, and to be honest, you the owner doesn’t really know that either. When I was a small child a terrier bit me on my cheek and I had stitches, so I’m a bit skittish around boisterous dogs anyway. I don’t mind them running alongside me, but I do get afeard when big ones jump at me, to face level, and bark.
As for the run, it felt comfortable. I did the same route I did for week 7, session 1, as this is exactly the same running plan (10 mins/1 min), but this week I extended it a bit, as by the time I’d got the part of the route where I started my 5 minute cool down last week, this week I still had another 5 minutes of running to do. So, I think that means I was faster this week – I was out for the same amount of time but I did a longer route. If my maths is correct it means I'm faster, but heaven knows my mental arithmetic is awful so I could be wrong.
At one point of the route I decided to go uphill. I had to stop after about 5 seconds and walk it, because I can’t do hills. But I did do the full 10 minutes of running once I was at the top.
It’s not Thursday and I think I’ll go out again tonight. I feel like I need to stretch my legs. It will only be a 38 minute session so I think I’ll do that.
Total money raised: £48.50. That's £26 from me, £18 in donations from lovely, lovely people and £4.50 in gift aid.