Back out there!

Well after my crazy weekend away which involved restaurants, children and grown up birthday parties, thus excessive food consumption, I went back out running on Monday at 6am. I hadn't been since the previous Wednesday (when I'd done w4r1), so went back to w3 run and did it again today. I should really attack w4 again, but have been confused by not losing any more weight (ok I know why really!) and by a bare foot runner friend telling me to run on my toes (?) and that this programme is wrong to tell you to run striking with the heel! So many friends are running much further and faster than me and I'm trying to ignore the niggling voices of self-doubt!!!!

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  • I think run in the way that feels natural and comfortable to YOU? Everyone will have slightly different technique. And we're not really at a level of an elite athlete where we're going to be adjusting gait/stance/footfall etc. The important thing is to just get out there which is what you're doing so well done!

    Tackle that week 4! Don't worry about the weight loss for a couple of weeks (I've not weighed myself in ages because I wasn't losing anything and that was getting me down) just focus on the extra activity you're doing and the health benefits you're reaping : )

    Don't worry about what anyone else is doing- just think about doing the best that you can do. I occasionally run with my brother who, at 6ft 3, easily breezes past me and almost out of view within minutes. I console myself with the fact that I'm running 3x a week religiously and if he had my stumpy little legs he wouldn't find it quite so easy!

    Keep it up!

  • Thanks for the reply! Haha one of my brothers is that height and a few years back he ran a marathon in 2h 48m! Sadly I didn't inherit his abilities! Yes, I think you're right. I shouldn't compare myself. The only race here is with myself really. I don't tend to think about my feet at all when I run. I just concentrate on completing the run! :)

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