W4 R1

Well... I went to work (up at 4.30 am) then the dentist and had a filling replaced... then picked up my hubby. Had a cuppa and got on my gear.... As soon as I walked out the door it started raining! Well.... I was out so might as well keep going through the wind, cold rain and dark!!!. It kept it slow and even managed to get further up the hill at the end of the run. needless to say it was awch, awch, awch on every step from about halfway through the second run. Killed me... My OH did me food ready just after I got home. So cals are a bit over today. :-( It's the thought that counts. Put my calories up to 1400. but I still feel need a snack! Trying to avoid it to keep calories down.

Sleepy.... tired... Want bed!!!!

Happy running all



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  • pretty impressive given the early start, I would say you deserve those calories...well done!!!

  • Well done. My W4 R1 today was a big step up. The second 5 min run was really difficult.

    I was in two minds today about going to the gym and had even thought about introducing my own week 3½, but I'm glad I went and feel I achieved something as for the first time I ran more than walked.

    I'm starting to believe that if I keep going and stay injury free I can complete this and join my son in a Parkrun. He might have a bit of a wait for me at the finish line though.

  • Well done. I'll be doing W4 next week, nearly completed W3 and I can comfortably run for 3 mins now. I'm not sure how I'll be able to run for 5 mins though. Seems a big jump from 3 to 5.

  • I just finished Week 4 Run 1 last night, and I was really nervous about upping to the run to 5 minutes, but I did it! And it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. I have slowed down a lot, but I think that helps so much. If you just go at a really steady pace. My husband runs with me and he went too fast on the first 3 minutes, and then was a bit tired out, but as soon as he slowed down and kept the same pace as me, he felt a lot better. I've heard lots of people say, the speed will come, so the slowing down has really helped me be able to keep going! And the podcast is really encouraging on this one, I found. And I felt amazing, being able to really push myself to keep going, even if your feet hurt and you're getting a bit tired.

  • Thanks all. Hope your all doing well!

    S X

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