I didn’t feel “light” at all

First day of the program. At today’s run I couldn’t bear running for more than 40 minutes even though I know I said I would run more today to compensate yesterdays lack. I just felt heavy and my breathing was strained. I don’t know why, but one possibility could be the exercising I did earlier on the day. I did 50 forward lunges and 50 toe lifts among other things. That might have been it. Also I switched shoes to another pair according to what Coach has told me. It’s to decrease the risk of injury – to switch between at least two different pairs of shoes. Anyway, I felt I had to fight more to maintain the pace. Much more than I had to do the past three days.

Else I don’t know.

Tue 5 July – Easy run in fuzhou

40:06 – 8.16 km – 4:55 min/km – 162 in avg hr