I won’t pretend it was easy. Except maybe the last set. That always seems to be remarkably easy.
By the third interval, my shins were hurting badly. By the fourth interval my right knee was twinging, at the inner bottom side and I was feeling a bit panicky. From intervals 5 through 7 I felt like crumpling up and crying. I felt like weeping and it took a lot of emotional control to keep my shit together.
Has anyone else ever had that before? I know they say that massages and yoga can sometimes release emotional tension leaving people crying for, seemingly, no reason. I hadn’t heard of running being like that.
It wasn’t fun.
But, after exploring a new running route, full of incredible natural beauty, my 10 year old son joined me for the last interval. That really helped.