A bit of a trial!

I thought I should repeat W6R3 because I walked after 20 mins and it was hilly, so I went to the river where it's flat, but what a hard run!

After 5 minutes I needed to walk, and my pace definitely wasn't too fast, and I wondered if I should even attempt any more. I was just knackered and mentally in completely the wrong place.

After about 90 secs walking I thought I'd just see what I could do, no pressure to even finish, and I really don't know how I did it, but I somehow managed to finish it. But it was SO HARD. Several times I nearly stopped and gave up. I think maybe my body didn't want to do it today and I should have had an extra days rest. I also think I was focusing too much on it instead of relaxing my mind. So I don't know if it counts or not, but I don't want to get stuck on it because mentally it could become a barrier so I think I'll move on to W7.

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  • That shows real determination, WELL DONE YOU! Some days are just tough and ,as Laura says, there's no rhyme or reason why. But you stuck at it - so well done.

    I think you should move on to week 7 and make sure you've got your 'good' head on for that day! :)

  • Thank you, yes I definitely lost it in a cupboard or something this morning!

  • You'll be great next time - GOOD LUCK!

  • You might find it helps to have something to listen to that you can think about as you run. Your body could just plod along as you listen (and think), and before you know where you are, another 5 or 10 mins have gone by. It works for me, anyway: more Radio 4 and less Laura with each passing week!

  • Thanks :-) I have been listening to the same old music .... I hasn't considered how tired it was getting!

  • W6 is horrible so well done to you for getting through it, and in this heat too. W7 is definitely the place to be (although the music isn't wonderful) Good luck, you can do it!

  • That sounds encouraging, thanks.

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