So after my little meltdown of fear on Sunday with panic setting in that Monday was W4 R1 I did it straight from work as usual so around 5.45pm & I am pleased to say that I did it but I hated every minute of it
My legs were aching so much & this is what seems to be my issue at the minute. My breathing was fine, it was under control & I didn't panic or get overly out of breath which is a massive bonus & I'm happy with it it's just the achy legs that make me want to give up
I changed my route a tad so ran mostly flat ish with a few small inclines. The 2 x 5 minute runs seemed to go on forever & when Laura said I was only 2.5 mins into my first 5 minute run I wanted to cry, it seemed like I'd been running for an age!!
I'm running slow & steady, controlling my breathing & guess I should be really pleased that I did it without having to pause or stop but I think after 3 weeks of being ok the W4 gremlins have come to play
Any tips for the achy legs? If I can stop that I know I won't feel so bad & the fear may pass again. The thing that keeps me going through my runs is knowing I haven't got time to repeat a week or even a run. The 9 weeks finishes just before I head to Lanzarote so I have that as my goal to graduate before I go & get into a routine of running a good amount of time so that I can run in the sunshine on holiday.
I like my weeks to be Monday - Sunday with runs Tue/Thurs/Sun. I get a little OCD about certain things so having to do a re run of say even a day will totally mess my head up. Stupid I know but that's just how I have to process things so if I had to re run day 2 on the Sunday instead of doing day 3 I would feel like I've failed as i wouldn't be able to start the following week on day 1, I'd have to start from scratch. I know that is not the case but that's just how my brain works & it would drive me totally nuts