I did my 'graduation' run today!!
- I've been running for 30 minutes+ since Week 5 or Week 6 - I can't remember now - and I measured my run at 2.7 miles (4.3K) several weeks ago so I've been running that distance for at least 3, maybe 4 weeks but it's been hard lately - more psychological than physical I think - because I've hit that 'wall'... Even though I 'know' in my head I can run for more than 30 minutes, each time I set off I think I won't do it again and my breathing goes and it's a struggle! I've always done it, but have had no confidence I can do it next time, if you understand what I mean?
...My daughter came home from Uni two weeks ago and although it's good to have someone to run with now (I run on my own - no music, nothing), because she's faster than me, when we ran together I ended up stopping halfway!! I was mortified - I've never done that before on this plan!! So even though our time was faster because she pulled me along, I felt bad for walking a little in the middle!! That was the only time though!!
Anyway, although I have kept to the 'plan' - in fact I have done more each week - today was 'crunch time' lol!
I did the whole 5K at the Norwich Parkrun today and although I am slow, I did the whole thing running, no walking, in 37 minutes dead!!
Yes, I'm slow, but I did it!! - And I wasn't last!
So pleased!! Now, when's the next 10K run lol!!
Oh, and I have lost a fairly huge amount of weight - not just with this running - I started a new way of life with healthy eating on January 9 and then started going to the gym from early March to improve my fitness and then I started this running plan from around the end of April I think it was... Anyway, I've lost more than 5 stone so far...