W3 - Nervous? Me? Pah!

I laugh in the face of nervousness.

Or at least I would have done if I hadn't been really worried about this week. The latter part of W2 was really quite tough and I was considering repeating it but I thought, give W3 R1 a go first. If it is too hard, go back to W2. But I did it! Yay, run 1 done!

How many times have people posted, 'trust the programme'. I really should have.

Yes my legs are achy, verging on sore but I did it. I ran for 3 minutes, non-stop.

Only 2 and bit weeks ago, I was the proverbial beetroot faced puffer and I just ran for 3 minutes, non-stop (still can't quite believe it).

The programme is clever to start running lots of short bursts and slowly progress to fewer but longer runs.

I will TRY and placate the nerves before I move on at each stage (no promises, mind!).

If you feel nervous, remember the other oft quoted mantra 'take it slowly'. It is good advice. I slowed down from last weeks pace and got through it. Roll on runs 2 and 3. I ain't scared - much.

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  • Brilliant Idolitorus! Trust the programme and you will do it. It can be tough, but that makes it all worthwhile! Onwards and upwards :-)

  • Well done ! You are well on your way now . No looking back , onwards always :-)

    Nervous ? Scared ? - Pah !

    Get out there and show 'em who's the Boss ! :-) xxx

  • I do that too, just think I can always try it again or repeat the last run, then have another go.

    Sometimes it's gone well and other times I've not got through it all the way but I have done the majority so it's still better than I was last week.

    You're doing well, keep it up!

  • Well done Idolitorus! I start W3 R1 tonight. And although I have been looking forward to this for the last two rest days, I am starting to feel the nerves kick in. Will take your advice and slow my pace right down. It's scary and exciting in equal measure to think I'm starting to do the longer runs now.

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