Starting to feel like a runner!

Starting to feel like a runner!

So I've started week 5! The first run today wasn't a particularly good or bad run but I'm taking that as a positive! Amazed at how the programme works - even when it seems that the leaps from one week to the next are quite big you can still manage it. Each run challenges you but is still achievable. Really wasn't sure I'd stick with it this far and am so glad I have!

Thought I'd share the little chart I made that's stuck to my fridge. I love crossing off each run and see it every time I'm in the kitchen so it makes me look forward to my next run! I've recently started to note the distance that I cover (just out of interest really - I run very slowly!) and whether I felt like it was a good run (+), bad run (-) or in the middle (.) to perhaps see if there are any patterns. It's great to see how much I've achieved and look back at the previous weeks' running times to see how far I've come! Does anyone else do this or similar? It's so satisfying crossing each run off and it's the first thing I do after warm down stretches!

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  • Good graphic reminder. Would stop me eating too much if it was on the fridge as well. Better than a 'fat' picture for me.

  • Watch the pace on the next one I went off too quick and was flagging by 4 minutes, slowed it up on the next 8 minuter and it was much better.

  • Thanks for the advice! I'll try not to start off quick although I worry that if I slow down any more I'll be going backwards...!

  • Going backwards can be fun... ! Check my post out.. 'I'm running backwards to Christmas... ! ' Maybe not until you have graduated though!

  • Well done... I kept a record on my computer.. and marked days off! Slow is good too... it is the new fast!!!

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