Week 5 - Wow, I have got this far!

I never would have imagined it when I struggled so much with feeling sick in W1R1, or had to restart the programme after recovering from my knee injury, but I am really happy that I have finally started Week 5.

I can't say that I particularly enjoyed the run as I got pretty tired (although it probably didn't actually feel quite as tough as Week 4 as there were only the 3 runs I think), but I got through it and am nervously thinking of attempting W5R2 on Wednesday. I am still absolutely terrified of ever trying W5R3 though!

I did go rather slowly again which makes me worry that if I ever want to slow down during a longer running interval in the future, I simply won't be able to, or it would become a walk!

In terms of motivation, I don't actually know what I weigh, but I saw a friend I hadn't seen for a while the other day (who is quite into diet and fitness) and she said that she reckons that I have lost about a stone! As my diet has only been marginally better than before (and still contains far too many puddings) I am fairly sure that any reduction in my physique is thanks to the running!

Also, although I still feel as though I am unfit every time that I try to run, I have noticed that my recovery time continues to improve. I wasn't really very sweaty at all by the time I reached my front door today (which makes a nice change). I am sure that this will not be the case after W5R2 though!

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  • i'm due to start week 5 on Wednesday and i am papping it lol although now i have found my 'pace' (ploding alon mainly) i am finding each increase so far easy to deal with. good luck for R2

  • Thank you! You must also be getting fitter with finding the increases easy so far! Slow is the way forward is what I believe now! Good luck with starting Week 5!

  • Hi not so bigmomma! That was a nice blog. I'm so pleased your friends are seeing results in you - it must feel very satisfying that the effort is paying off for you! I have 1 more W4 run to do and will then be starting W5 - on Friday! I don't look at the runs before I do them but I think I must be improving a little as I end up further away from home for the 5 minute cool down! I need to go in the mornings before the heat starts - or I'll be salad again! Good Luck for week 5. You'll do it, I'm sure!

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