This week was supposed to be 3 x 18 minute runs with a minute walk in between and the gremlins got me. It all started well enough running just over 6mph but then I started thinking about how 18 minutes was nothing as I had been doing 30 and am I really progressing so when it got to the first 18 mins I ignored Sami and kept running.
Then the second 18 was up and I thought what I really need to do is keep going until I hit 40 minutes because that to me is progress so that's what I did. Over 4 miles and it felt great. The trouble is I then walked for 2 minutes and ran walked for the remaining time unable to get back into my stride. I did complete 10k during an extended warm down in 70 minutes but it was really tough and very muggy.
Has anyone managed to follow Sami to the end?
I'm starting to wonder whether it would have been better to consolidate the 30 minute running and then extend by a few minutes a week but it's a bit late now.
Just need to celebrate the positives - I'm running a whole load further than I could in April