Wk5 run2

Wk5 run2 completed this afternoon. Off work for week so lovely to be able to run earlier in the day, although it was hot today so I was even redder at the end. Can't believe I did 2 eight min runs and it def felt easier than those runs in week two! Bit scared about next run but now I have taken advice and keeping it slow I feel I might be able to do it (with Laura's help).

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  • Well done ! Cor it was sooo hot today , that is a fantastic effort !

    Ah Week 5 Run 3, yes :-) If it helps, cut it down to 5 minute chunks in your head. You can do this, the previous runs have laid all the foundations for this one, its tough but perfectly do-able.

    Slow, steady, believe ! xxx

  • I think I will do it on Wed. Off for spa day tomorrow so will swim a bit and be all refreshed ready for the big run.

  • Hi dddd, w5r3 is a pig....only it isn't when you get to it. Your mind build's it up into this huge 20 MINUTE NONE STOP! run, but actually it really isn't that difficult.

    When people talk about running being a mental battle more than a physical battle I think they had this run in mind :-).

    So, take a breath, make sure you start SLOWLY(!), relax, KNOW you can do it, and if all else fails trust the plan which has gotten you this far. If Laura says you can do it, you can do it :-).

    Good luck!

  • Thanks for your advice and encouragement. Looking forward to posting that I've done it on Wed.

  • Good luck with R3 is not that bad once you get a steady pace but watch your early pace and keep pumping those lungs.

  • Thanks I am getting the hang of the breathing more now I have slowed down. I aim to start slow and maybe up the pace towards the end if I have enough energy left. If I don't achieve 20 mins I will try again at end of the week. Not putting too much pressure on myself.

  • It was really hot so very well done. You know exactly what you need to do next time out- slow and steady- so no reason why you shouldn't manage it. I look forward to seeing your post afterwards

  • Thank you for your encouragement. Much appreciated!

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