Not been out since Monday because of work and family pressures. It should have been my last run. However, I was so fed up of the awful music I have been investigating others and tried the next series of runs....big mistake.
The run started at 150bpm and after 7 minutes I had to take a 1 min walk. I carried on for another 5 mins only to get a phone call from my kids. Had to stop for a couple of mins there.
At this point I almost gave up. I was fed up with the music, fed up doing the same route even thought running through fields was lovely and I enjoyed seeing with flora and fauna. I Alamogordo was thoroughly depressed at not being able to run. I had heard 150bpm was the speed I should be at and it was clear I wasn't able to do that.
Anyway, remembering 3 months ago i was finding 1 minute hard work, i thought i would try some different music; i had downloaded some podcasts by PodRunner. This time I put on music at 135bpm and ran for 25 mins. I think I could have carried on but was needed back home.
I have no idea if this means I have graduated but I know I can do at least 30 mins at 135bpm, so I may not be a C25K runner, but I can do a slow jog as least and that means I am fitter than I was.
It is so hard to keep my motivation up but I am hoping the PodRunner music will help and have bought some running CDs which I aim to pop on my iPhone and just try to jog to that and do my own thing.