Wk7 run2

I did this yesterday and it was SUCH a struggle. It seemed airless outside. I had not run since Monday night because life just got in the way. I feel week 7 is another of my difficult weeks and at this moment the thought of running for 28 minutes is nigh on impossible. I really think I will repeat wk7 as I honestly don't feel ready for any more. I know some of you would say the programme is about pushing yourself but I think we all know our bodies best and mine at the moment is finding 25 minutes a struggle. However I will see what Monday night brings

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  • I found Week 7 hard, but oddly, because I'd pushed to complete it, Week 8 was easier??? I was also a bit worried about the extra 3 mins but actually it was fine.

    Good luck tomorrow on R3.

  • You're right- you know what's best for your body but, strangely, sometimes when I've had a really tough run I find the next 2 or 3 much easier? Keep going whatever you decide- you're so close to graduating!

  • Just relax, be positive and see how it goes, you've already managed 25mins twice so you know you can do it. Some runs are just harder than others; I can't remember if it was during week 7 or 8, but R2 was absolutely the worst run ever then R3 was one of the best & I had no idea why. You might find you have more energy tomorrow, or it might be cooler (not wishing to spoil the summer but I hate running when it's hot!) and then you will feel more positive about moving on to week 8. But If it really is too much then I don't think there is any reason to feel bad about adding another run or two to some weeks, C25K in 10 or 11 weeks is still pretty impressive. I bet it wasn't that long ago that running for 5 mins seemed quite scary and look at you now! Good luck

  • Thanks guys and KateMAc I do remember thinking I would not be able to do 5 mins. I only had this conversation with one of the girls in work just now because she says there is no way she could run for 3 minutes. I said to her you CAN do it just trust the programme and yourself. Funny how we can give advice to others but still need it ourselves. I will keep you posted about tonight's run.

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