I've been struggling for the last few weeks to get back to be able to do wk5 run 3. So today I shook it up a bit. I went on a different run and I counted. A runner told me on Sunday that if it gets difficult count to 100 and keep repeating. Well I ran for 8min non stop and for the first time felt like a proper runner. I was calm, not stressed and managed to smile to myself while running. The counting seems to work for me, by helping my breathing and changing my focus. I've not quit through these hard few weeks still going out 3 times a week. But today for the first time I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I now know I'm not far off a 20 min run. It's made my day.
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