Had to force myself out the door today, it's been such a struggle to get motivated since graduating, I really have just felt shattered and lost all of my new determination skills, I gained from doing c25k. Im not sure if this is normal, maybe it is, after having the structure of a plan and to aim for that goal. But anyway, I went out with the stepping stones podcast, I think this is the way to go, (for anyone who hasn't used it before) it gives you lots of tips on improving your running skills, things I have problems with, slouching, crossing my arms over my chest, etc its helpful to be corrected on them.
But what I found odd is that in this run I felt like I was running faster, and I thought that was the point, the beats per minutes increased so I should have been running faster ?? no ?? I tried my best to keep to the beat and counted pretty much the whole run, I thought i'd done well but it doesn't make sense to me
my stats read nearly exactly the same for each km
Giving me 4 km in 29:50
When I done my runs that were 5k in length before graduation, my stats read,
Giving me 5:01 in 34:49
So if id kept going up to the 5k I would have been well over my time I've achieved previously. I don't really get it, not sure if I was doing something wrong. The previous runs were on road with a couple of big hills but mostly flat, whereas this was in a field, that was half hills and half flat, would that maybe slow me down. Hmmm.
But anyway, glad to be back out running again and blogging.
Not taking a week off again, I feel like i'm back in week one, so achey.
But feeling one hundred times better than I did before I went out.
Happy Running folks