Every time I look ahead to how much running I'll be doing in the next week of the programme, I am filled with dread. Having just completed week 3, the idea of running for 5 full minutes in week 4 terrified me. But, to my surprise ,when I went out last night to "just give it a try", I could actually do it! Not without nearly passing out, but still
I have felt this way about every "next week" I have encountered so far and yet every time I have managed to complete the week without incident.
This leads me to ask, how much of learning to run is mental/psychological? I still cannot imagine running for 25 minutes non stop.
Does anyone have any mental/mind tricks they use to get them through a session?