Well, that's W8 done and dusted....praise be ! Found the first half of each run a bit of a trial ,but looking back I think a lot of that was in my head, aided and abetted by the first half of the podcast which was ..... and there's no polite way to put this,absolutely bloody dire . Just when I needed a boost I get the "Julie" track...WTF ????
I know some of you love it and also it's loathed by many...like Marmite......aaaah,so now you get my drift !!... but personally I think there's no place for such drivel here and all it manages to do is bring you down when you're in dire need of a lift in the early stages of the W8 runs....and when it's followed by what sounds like daleks on speed...oh jeez,need I say more?
I hate to sound like I'm knocking this amazing programme and that's really not my intention here, I'm still using the podcasts right through until the bitter end , but because I want to .
I want to hear Laura's dulcet tones, her encouraging comments and her praise at the end of each run,so I will endure the rubbish tracks that pop up when they are so not required .
That said, the second half of the W8 playlist isn't so bad and I found myself getting into a good rhythm to it and really enjoying the last half of each run( a mental thing again , maybe?).
Off on a totally different tangent now.... fab running gear at Lidl here this week. A few weeks ago I bought running shorts , a t-shirt and capri- length running leggings - thingies (for when it starts to get a bit more chilly) and they are really good !
I bought their trainers a year ago, just for walking -but I've run in them quite happily since starting C25K.
This week I've bought the full-length running pants and a long -sleeved t-shirt...so cheap and the quality is amazingly good.
I'm not..and have never been a ' label freak' ....so I'm more than happy to have acquired adequate running gear over the last few weeks for very little outlay.
I think they stock much the same stuff in the UK at the same time as they do here, so it should all be available now.
Well,at the risk of it sounding like a supermarket - inspired post,what with Marmite,Lidl running gear etc...I'll bid you all goodnight and a ' Bon Weekend' .
Happy running to all, it's W 9 for me next week...please cross everything