My favourite week on the programme by a mile!
The 20 minute run for w5r3 scared me a bit last week but the fact that I did it gave me such confidence this week. I've really enjoyed my three runs this week as a result, I breezed through w6r1&2 but this morning I was apprehensive again about the lack of walking breaks. I needn't have worried though.
After a bit of a false start with a sore, stiff ankle that took ages to settle and then the podcast messing up and runkeeper being a pain I must have shuffled through at least the first 2-3 minutes of the run but once I found my rhythm it was absolutely ace. It was a lovely cool, still morning down by the beach, my legs felt strong and my breathing was fine. For the first time after about 12 1/2 minutes I got that lovely calm feeling like I could run like this forever. I have NEVER had that feeling before in my life, even through the programme I have been mostly counting down the minutes waiting for Laura to tell me I could slow down again!! I think what it was was that I knew there'd be no rest breaks so I tried to put it out of my mind and enjoy my surroundings and it worked!
So, goodbye walking intervals, bring on week 7 and yeah thanks to Laura I really can call myself a runner now, I never thought I'd be able to say that and I never expected to love it!!!