Despite completing the programme a few times in the past, each time having to retire due knee injuries, it is still difficult to get over that mental block of running for twenty minutes without stopping.
Ive managed to get through the five weeks with nothing more than a few niggles here and there. But today, week 5 run 3 was really easy. The most difficult part was the boredom from my running mate been away on holiday.
My apple watch told me my heart rate never went over 170. I always found in the past, maybe because i was pushing myself too hard, my heart rate would be up in the high 180s. The longer i ran, the more it crept up.
Today was good, i was glad it was over, but i knew i could have carried on for another ten minutes if i wanted to.
I have been ultra disciplined though, no running ahead. No trying to up the pace. Just nice and steady.
I'm hoping my knees are going to be good tomorrow!!
Onwards to week 6.
For those who havent done the final run of week 5, remember its all *psychological*...