Week 7 is now complete!! 🎉
After the struggles of week 6, week 7 has been relatively easy so for those who are struggling with the W5R3 20 minute run and loosing intervals at the last run on week 6 let me tell you it is possible. No matter how impossible it may feel the program does work as I'm sat here lost for words. I struggled with the last part of week 6 thinking I'd never get to week 7 and here I am about to go onto week 8!
After the blisters in the early weeks, the over stretched ligaments in my knee twice, troubles breathing and gremlins tripping me up, I think I've finally started to understand how this game works. Correct footwear is a must, proper socks are amazing and slowing down can work wonders when struggling! Never did I ever think in the early weeks that I'd run for 25 minutes but I've done it three times in the past week and enjoyed it. I still had enough left in the tank to run the last two minutes again too. And for those who turn into a beetroot with white bits, I've found this has reduced as I've progressed. Less beetroot and more radish looking! 😂
I do have a question for those runners further into their running. I've found a comfortable speed in which to jog. I wouldn't call it a run and can quite happily keep going without my legs feeling as if they will collapse so should I speed up slightly and push myself a little or carry on as I am and eventually go for distance once the program ends? I'm not going to cover 5km in the graduation run of 30 minutes but could probably get 4km. I'm a forward planner who loves goals (and spreadsheets to track progress 🙈) so with only 4 runs left and a little over a week I need a new goal to focus on. Currently running 3km in about 24 minutes which I know isn't fast but I'm not walking! Do do I go for distance or speed?
I said I was going to treat myself when I graduated, now it's close I best get looking. I was thinking of a Fitbit or something that will track heart rate, calories, distance etc as I'm going to get myself outside now I know I'm not going to drop down like a sack of spuds. Any suggestions?
My treat for today was a yummy cold Wispa and boy it was yummy!!