Went out this morning to try and complete Run 2 of Week 9 but failed again due to a couple of stops in the first 10 minutes. I thought I was going to have to give up again but I walked along a bit and tried to think about why it was so difficult to run outside. I realised that it felt like I was running uphill even though I wasn't, and it was hurting the tops of my feet. The guy in the running shop had already showed me how to lace my shoes so that there was less pressure on the top of my feet, so what was the problem? It dawned on me that I was not running the way I do inside, that is I was not running with leg muscles engaged and almost on tiptoe/balls of feet. I don't know if this is the "right" way to run but it has certainly got me this far. So I changed my stance and immediately it became easier, I finished the last 20 minutes without stopping. Don't get me wrong, it is still bloody hard outside. But I learned something that I think can help me next time ... we shall see. I can't believe how hard it is to finish this!!
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