UPDATE: discouraged and struggling

Many thanks to all the lovely people who commented on my thread from Wednesday. I thought I would update you. I went out for Week 7 run 2 today with your advice in mind and it was so much better! I ate a bowl of porridge an hour and a half before I went out this morning so my energy level would be higher. I also drank plenty so I was properly hydrated. On the run I consciously tried to go as slow as I could while still retaining a semblance of running - a slow jog was all I did. And it was fab! I really enjoyed it and felt tired but very happy afterwards. Such a contrast with the last few runs.

A big thank you to all the people who advised me - it really paid off. From dreading going out I'm really looking forward to the next outing. Hurrah!


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  • Good to hear.

  • Yay! Great job. Keep running :)

  • That's so good to hear! When you get it right, it's such an enjoyable expereince, and that's how it should be. Keep it up, and keep us informed.

  • Brilliant news - I have graduated but I still run a lot slower than most - but I tend to think speed will come with time - just do what you feel is right.

  • Fabulous! Keep doing what you did today and you'll be fine.

  • Good news! Well done :)

  • Well done. :)

  • Yay! Good news x :-)

  • Thanks for letting us know Krupskaya. So pleased for you! Well done and good luck through to graduation!

  • Great news! So pleased for you. Stamina is so much more important to start with - speed can come later. Looking forwards to seeing you with a graduate badge soon!

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