After the dismal failure and over thinking the over week I gave myself a really hard time for days and consequently haven't run at all.... with work and one thing and another I've found plenty of excuses not to go out.... so today I went out for the first time since the failed W5R3 (and didn't think about it this time... well kind of as I actually cleaned the fridge out in order to avoid it).... and did it!!!!
I avoided the little uphill gradient and at an angle pavement which would have come around the 8-10 min mark, and turned back just before this... this left me running the last 5 minutes down hill and my cool down walk on an uphill back to the house....
I didn't use Laura, but some music from another C5K site which was real music - and this helped as I could sing along.... and WHHHHOOOOOOOO..... 20 mins solid Unbelievably happy as i could have run for a bit more if truth be told!
I'm sooooo happy about this 5 weeks ago (well more as i had weeks off with an injured knee) I NEVER would have thought i would have run 20 mins, albeit slowly. So today including warm up and cool down I did 4k... (yes 4k Missy.. you really did 4k) in 32 mins... hardly Paula Radcliffe speed - but its all my speed
Thanks to all those lovely people who read and commented on my failed post a couple of weeks back... you were all right... xxx
My advice to anyone reading this with this run coming up... ditch Laura if you need to, use music that you know, don't overthink it, alter your route if you need to, and be SO proud when you've done it... I can't believe I'm saying this but it really wasn't so bad in the end
Rehydrating with white wine as we speak!!!