TODAY i ran all the runs! I have been at it a month, and have repeated week1Run1 10 times. Not including my warm up and cool down, i went 1.30 miles
On the first run, when Laura said stop, i actually wondered if i had somehow hit the skip forward button when sorting out the podcast and my tracking app! Really! Done already? Easy peasy! But i felt much the same on the second so think i didnt. Each run got harder until the last one when i was thinking 'please Laura, tell me to slow down, before i pass this muddy puddle, ok, the park bench, ok, the change from gravel to pavement, ok, the bridge then, oh thank you! finally! '
I bravely include hills (little ones) and will admit to pausing Laura during walk 4 so that the next run began at the top of a hill. I have no shame. Also, there were 2 runners, 2 sets of dog walkers and a cyclist heading down toward me on a trail just wide enough to pass, so, trail manners demanded it. The downhill side was as high traffic and the coming uppers stepped aside for me.
I switched to the app a few runs ago as i was beginning to recognize the changes in the music and to slow down in anticipation of Laura's instruction. I prefer the quiet anyway.
I am traveling this week, so hope to complete week 1 two or three more times (once at 3000 ft up a mountain! ) and begin Week 2 when i get home.
(The bridge over the Kelvin River in the picture is the one i hoped to stop running at. From there, i cool down on a long trail up to the bridge i am standing on.)