My first post on Bridge to 10k. I have been trying for so long to increase my running time, using the c25k+ podcasts, but have been finding that I could just manage the 30 or 35 min run I was doing and finding the last couple of mins soo tough.
So I have been running at least twice a week, not particularly enjoying the run, but feeling satisfied afterwards. I am afraid like so many of us of losing the ability to run having put so much into the plan.
But...today I had a breakthrough and am joining you on the bridge if you don't mind.
I worked out a longer route, which has a steep hill by a main road, but decided that it would be ok to walk up this hill (about 20 mins in) then carry on with my run. I found out from Poppy pug the Samantha Bridge to 10k details and hubby put them on my Mp3.
SO...This evening I went out and ran for 45 mins.. week1 run1. It was brilliant. Bitesize runs of 10 mins with a one minute walking break between. WHAT A DIFFERENCE..I Really enjoyed it. I felt confident and strong, and not completely wrecked at the end...😊😊
But 45 mins, I hear you ask not 40 as required. Well I missed the cue to start running after the warmup walk. So started the podcast again but ran through the warm up so the first section was 15 mins non stop... total distance 6.9km.
So happy to have broken that 30 minute barrier at last and thrilled with being able to run for 45 mins... the walking breaks are short (1 minute) but just enough to make a difference. Im excited about doing it again now.
Hope you don't mind me sharing this with you all. Miss Wobble, Pops says this is a fave of yours. The music is great too... maybe a bit girly but I think the Cranberries were in there. So back with some structure to my runs. Mental block at 30 mins smashed. 🎵🎵Goodbye Laura, hello Samantha🎵🎵