well i got too cocky today

bit off more than i could chew today, because i had done 2 of the week 2 runs on b210 (the 3 - 15 minute ones) i decided to skip the 3rd and go straight to week 3 (3 - 17 minute runs) did the first 17 min run ok, but started to struggle on the 2nd and by the time it got to the 1 min walking break i was well done in, so i walked for longer than the 1 min break, tried to carry on but just couldnt. I think a big part of it was psychological because i dont like doing something if i cant do it properly and i thought this dosnt count as a run so there is no point. so as a punishment to myself for been too eager i shall repeat week 2 next week, and i will do all three runs.

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  • I did my first week 2 run yesterday. I have run for about 55 mins non-stop before but I found 3x15 really hard :(

  • wow, 55 mins, to be honest the thought of doing the last week and running 2 lots of 30 mins is scaring me at the mo

  • Don't be scared. I managed fine yesterday (except for a bad fall at 30 minutes). If you take it slow, like C25K, you build up the resistenace in 5 weeks. I am nwhere near 10 K but I did do 7.5 (including a few minutes to brush myself off from the fall!) Good luck!

  • thanks for that :)

  • Which B210K are you doing? I'm looking for one and a couple of people have mentioned the Bluefin one, just wondered if that's the one you are doing?

  • im doing the samantha murphy one, i followed a link from andystev and downloaded the podcasts.

  • We all learn by our mistakes, well most of us and it seems you have. These podcasts have been tried and tested and it is better to stick with if not for ability sake but will help prevent injuries and will definitely build up your strength and stamina as you work through them. They weren't out when I did the bridge to 10K so did it my way, its not as hard as you think. As Delia says slow and steady, its not a race. All the best, keep us updated on your progress.

  • cheers for that, i have well and truely learned my lesson :)

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