oh dear oh dear oh dear
Today is classed a 'fail' or - as I searched the forum entering the search terms 'week 4' and 'fail' I read enough to know you lovely, warm and nurturing Graduates will gently nudge me onto my next attempt with genuine words of belief. "There's no such thing as a fail" - but I guess its how I feel about today.
It was a bad run. All in. A new park with too many fitties and MAMILs in it, so I felt uncomfortable. Saturday's W3 R3 was back on the treadmill and I found it almost easy (careful!!!!).
I had slept in and rushed out with only a cup of tea and porridge and I had the distinct feeling in the late morning sun that I needed to drink more water before running. I felt generally knackered and under par I didnt have a stitch, I just *couldn't* do it.
The step up from W3 and 3 minute runs to 5 minute runs feels like a steep curve.
Here's what I managed of W4 R1:
warm up walk (!) // 3 min run // 2 min walk // 5 min run <----- could only do 4 mins so I went back to walking then took on the next walk // 3 min run <------ ok but hard // final 5 min run <------- did not even attempt just went straight to brisk walk for 5 mins then finished early.
And...the music. Oh....I have actually semi-enjoyed most of the music apart from the Deliverance-style banjo number in W3 and W2 final track moved me to tears. But the soft rock/ 80s guitar solo and simply dreadful song in the middle (that sounds almost out of tune!) almost made me cry for another reason. I left the 80s and I am not going back there....
Will give it another shot on Thursday - work and evening commitments make that my next time to have a go. Feel a bit unsure about it though; am wondering if my overweightness means the increase in length of runs is a bit beyond me.
When I complete three W4 runs fully without crying or dying, I will wear my neon pink 80s towelling sweatbands and headbands just for you. I might even take a photo....!