Another one ticked off, this morning.
I was trawling old posts on here yesterday to look for advice for w7 r1.
It surprised me that a lot of people saw it as another potential banana skin.
I also kept seeing lots of references, in posts about the final few weeks of C25K , mentioning a mysterious "Julie". Turns out to be a song on the podcasts.
I'll say no more, but I've heard it.
Podcast-narrator Laura was such a great motivator, and she dragged me over the finishing line so many times, but we've parted ways for now.
It's just me, my music and a digital watch from now on.
So, it was a nice, cool, overcast, dry morning start.
I decided to pace myself as slowly as possible- really just a notch up from walking.
Just having my music, instead of a podcast, was hugely liberating- I could enjoy the run a lot more, and I enjoyed the sense of it just being me, not having my hand held.
But Laura's pep-talks have become so ingrained, I noticed that I was checking my watch almost exactly every 5 minutes. Strange, but good, because it helped with the pacing.
I was happy that I'd started so slowly, because I was able to increase the pace a little bit, then reign it back in, as necessary, and I managed to up the tempo for the last minute.
Another enjoyable run, another great buzz afterwards.
TL;DR - I hate the podcast music.
Slow & steady is the key.