As I sit here with my cuppa and breakfast TV on in the background, I wanted to reflect on what can only be described as the most rubbish PT session ever. Let me set the scene….
It’s 5:30pm at Roundhay and it’s about 25 degrees and it’s packed with a different crowd of people and not the usual park users for a Monday.
I arrived in a kinda bouyant mood (well my normal jokey mood!) and was ready for the session although at this point I already knew it would be tough with the heat. We decided against doing my normal hills and set off on a warm up and we then followed this up with some sprints.
I was feeling ok but tired and hot! After a quick drink stop we went on the trails which were in the shade… Now given how much I love the trails, within a couple of hundred meters into the trail I stopped and was on the verge of tears… I just felt drained physically and then mentally I think I’d started to switch off!
We walked a little way and jogged a bit and what’s amazing is that we actually chalked up over 6km 😉
What went wrong for me…
– I didn’t feel very comfortable in my running kit, which is strange given its the same one I wear every time and there were no new additions
– my body ached… Not sure why but following the Parkrun on Saturday and a day of gardening on Sunday, maybe it all caught up with me
– it was boiling, I’ve never exercised / run in such heat
– it was so busy and at least 3 different people made comments about us running, I think that really got to me as normally noone comments unless it’s a fellow runner and that we acknowledge each other. I found these comments quite patronising and they got to me.
I could go on for a longtime giving excuses but I need to accept that it was a rubbish session and then move on and re-create the positive vibes and put this session down to an exerpeience.
A really good positive was that I could to speak to Claire about my eating habits and get some tips for reducing my afternoon hunger and getting me to drink more.
We also did a lot of work on arm usage and technique.
So there were two really big positives and that’s what I need to concentrate on 🙂