Incredible timing!

I have just amazed myself with my incredible timing over my last 2 runs! On Tuesday I ran W8R1 and took in a fairly flat tarmacked route, then today I did W8R2 and decided to go cross country so a mix of fields, gravel paths and woodland trail. So, I was amazed to see from my endomondo app that both runs were exactly 28m 01s and 4.67km! Lap times were very different but overall time and distance exactly the same! Really hard today - definitely a mind battle going on, with part of it saying "stop and have a rest, you can't do this!" And the other part saying "you can do it, just concentrate on your breathing and keep going!" I could so easily have given up, but so pleased I didn't - one more W8 run on Saturday and then on to W9 and graduation!

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  • Well done! You can always slow down to buy yourself a bit of extra breathing time. Trail runs are so much nicer I always think than road running. My mind wanders far more on the trail than when I'm out on the pavements, dodging pedestrians and cylists on the pavement. Mind you the trail can sometimes get crowded

    Good luck with the next run. Go steady. Take care!

  • I agree - love trail runs! Just don't like the uphill bits - that's where I struggle to stay motivated!

  • Well done keeping that demon on your shoulder from making you stop and walk! Sounds like a lovely run and a good pace - but do remember you can always slow it down on the gradients.

    Keep up the great running!


  • Yes, uphills are a definite challenge,not just for C25kers, but for Graduates and experienced runners alike! I like to seesaw my way across a hill or slope, they call it "chopping". If the hill is very steep then walk it!!! Steep angles crock ankles! I gave my hills a name. I call one The Slope of Doom, and the ankle crocker The Hill of Death! My Nemeses. LOL I still walk the Hill of Death as it's the sensible thing to do

    Take care and have fun!

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