I did this run this morning and I have to say from reading the posts on here I was mentally prepared for it ie that although I was over the moon that I did the last run of 20 minutes I didn't get over confident. I know a lot of people write on here about the speed that they run and how disappointed that they are. I have a little piece of advice which I think Laura says as well on the couch to 5k, it doesn't matter how fast you go, it only matters that you go and do it. For me, I am sure that a snail on the path was 100mph faster than me but I'm not looking at catching up with the snail, I'm looking at doing my pace and keeping my feet moving for however long the run is. Whether the run is 60 seconds(week 1) or 30 minutes(to come for me on week 9), the feet will keep going. Stay positive everybody and fight the voices in your head saying you cannot do it or to stop or that you should not do today's run. Fighting the mental voices in your head is the hardest so my next challenge this week is finding music to combine with that will keep me going, ie Eye of the Tiger for the middle part of the long run which I found hardest. Still looking for more(might try Wind of Change).......
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