I've been so happy with C25K so far as I've hated running for such a long time. I always thought of myself as a sprinter and my experiences always showed me that I don't have any stamina whatsoever.
Week 1 was so hard, but afterwards it started getting better rapidly and I couldn't believe it when I was running 3min continuously and then 5min! After week 4 I even picked up my pace considerably (before you could have walked beside me) and I'm not doing aprox. 7,5 min per km consistently on the 25min run.
That's huge! I should be absolutely hyped, I know I was when I mastered the 20min, but for some reason I just feel very.... blah. I feel kinda angry at myself and I can't pinpoint why? I still have two weeks to get to 5k and with the improvements I made each week I should be really happy right now.
This is the first time in those six weeks that I'm not feeling accomplished Is there like an anti-runners-high?
After the first few weeks I realised that running for me is less about fighting my body, but fighting my mind. My body can do it, I'm quite confident about that. It's my mind that's the problem.
Anyone had a similar experience?
I'll keep going of course, but one thing I was most worried about was not enjoying it. Basically with every kind of sport I tried that I did not enjoy, but did because you're supposed to keep fit, the motivation left me after a few months and that was it. So far I enjoyed it and I'll definitely finish C25K, it's a thing of pride now, but if I can't find that enjoyment again I doubt I'll keep on running
Maybe it's just a bad day.