I've been reading all the posts every day for the last 9 weeks. Somehow I missed the message that you need to run SLOW! At the end of week 8 I'm running and huffing and puffing and not really enjoying myself. So I joined my husband on his brisk walk. And I started running beside him and we were talking (and I was really happy because I could carry on a conversation) and it hit me. I've been running too fast this whole time!!! OMG. This changes everything! The last three runs of the program were outstanding. Sooooo enjoyable. Now that I've graduated, my plan is to slowly increase my speed and duration of my runs and get myself to a 5k eventually. But no rush right? The main thing is enjoying the run. Thanks all you C25Kers for all your motivating words. You really helped me do this.
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