Wk2 d1

Started just a tad too fast. Didnt help trousers kept falling down and yet when I went slower trousers stayed up so bonus! Pace was much easier. Was dreading the wk because many had said "nearly killed me, much harder" etc. The only thing I really struggled with was Laura's breathing tip. Could not cope with that at all. So went back to my way. All in all coped quite well.

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  • Yay! I did it this morning too! I agree with the Laura breathing thing. Found that once I started thinking about it I went all funny! What made me laugh was the music that really sounded like 'We're going down the pub'!

  • Yes!!!! The music made me smile!!

  • Well done! I don't think anyone here has successfully followed the breathing suggestions, so don't feel bad about that. We're all still alive, doing it our own way.

  • Good Stuff! Yeah the breathing was probably the only thing I ignored only because when I tried it I ran out of breath...but we seem to have survived...so don't worry about it. And on the clothes front...when I started after trainers were sorted I was a mess with the clothes, too lose or tight or just wrong...I tried lots that I wasn't comfortable in or didn't do what I needed and finally came up with an outfit that didn't slip or rub or make me feel I looked ridiculous in...and my hooded jacket needed zipped pockets for keys and my bus pass (in case I couldn't make it home !) and some change and tissue and had to have arms long engough to tie round me when I got too hot....and don't get me started on the whole 'keeping it all in place in front'... it became a military operation but I eventually settled on an outfit which I just wash after each run and its ready for the next and requires no thinking or worrying...I can concentrate just on the running :-)

  • The breathing tips are best ignored as with some of the other tips regarding how your foot should strike the ground. The concensus, not only on this forum, but elsewhere too, is that it is best to do what comes naturally in both those departments. I remember thinking that I would struggle on but would never be able to be a "proper runner", because I simply could not breathe in the way Laura recommended.

    Stick with it, you won't regret it!

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