Oh my goodness.
I have just done W7R1... It was so much easier than W6R3, possibly because the bottom wasn't falling out of my world (IBS). Different route, passed lots of walkers, runners, people milling about, I even ran up the local shopping street, duly beetroot coloured. After the first few minutes when I couldn't get enough air and slowed down a bit, I found a pace which wasn't too deathly even though I am still a fish-gasping type of breather rather than a proper in-through-the-nose type. When Laura announced there were five minutes left, it had a psychological effect I think, they were harder minutes, but when she prompted the last 60 and suggested speeding up I did, and even ran an extra 10 secs at the end just to show 'em. Whoever 'em are!
So, good things:
Only started this on 23rd July and found the eight one-minute runs a challenge. Look I just ran 25 mins for the second time!
I smiled, I enjoyed looking at things, I conquered my fear of the 25 mins which had set in after the IBS beset disaster that was Thursday morning.
Still beetroot coloured fish-gasping; not losing any weight whatsoever and not noticing a change in body size/shape; still not the quickest; have noticed that I have to tie my laces really tight early on and then they are hurting as too tight towards the end.
Balance- bad things not worth thinking about, mentally this is doing me the power of good, it must be getting me fitter both in the heart/lungs and leg muscles.
So, what do others have for brekkie after a run?
I have a mouthful or two of yoghurt before I go out. Then after today's run I had Rude Health Bircher muesli; blueberries; raspberries; a sprinkle of Linwood's 'milled flax, sunflower, pumpkin & sesame seeds & goji berries' and a dollop of yoghurt- a slap up Sunday breakfast mmmm!