Hey all, started the program a month ago and so far have managed to keep to it. Have never enjoyed running, unless it was football, but really enjoying it now!
Finished Week 4R2 today, and this week is the first one I've found to be a real struggle so may have to repeat it a few times Always the last 5 minuter that kills me off! Manage half of it but need a minutes walk to complete the rest. Tend to get back pain at that point but fitness wise don't feel too bad. A little bit conscious about the 20 minute next week as well, so will have to crack this!
Seem to be averaging about 2 - 2.6 miles over the course of the podcast, so trying to pace myself still. (Last run strava.com/activities/66279...
Great to read all your posts, really helped to keep the motivation going. My girlfriend has joined a running club and is eager for me to join, but really want to crack this on my own first. Think being able to motivate myself to run alone first will be key for me to keep this up!
Also think I may struggle mentally a bit with it, the longer gaps until Laura speaks seem to get to me towards the end, I keep thinking oh it must be only another 30 seconds and then she tells me its another 2 and a half minutes! :D. Does anyone have any tips for keeping your mind occupied off of the run itself? I'm wondering because I morning run first thing without any breakfast or anything if I should get up an hour earlier for a snack, could be the energy levels dropping too?