Week 6 wobbles

Like a lot of people I never ever thought I'd be able to do this. I don't tend to stick to anything for too long & am such a quitter. However, I've made it to week 6. I was over the moon and dead chuffed that for Wk5R3 I actually ran non stop for 20mins and, not only that, love it and look forward to going out. That was until after wk6 run 2. I don't know if it was because it was so hot yesterday but I really struggled with the two 10 min runs. I'm now feeling very apprehensive about Run 3 - 25 mins run (scheduled for Saturday) and doubting my ability to do it. I guess I just have to fight these mental demons???

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  • Keep going you have done so well so far!! They will always be good runs and bad ones and that's ok!! If in doubt repeat the previous session until comfortable.

    You're almost there!

  • I'm at a similar stage to you and found wk6 runs 1 & 2 disappointingly difficult after the sense of victory completing week 5! Tonight I did run 3 which was 25 minutes and think I found it a little easier than the previous 2. So go for it - trust Laura and have a go!

  • You'll be fine, you managed 20 min run so you can definitely do 25. It was very humid yesterday and I always found the 2nd run of the week the hardest.

    Good luck and let us know how you get on X

  • You are doing brilliantly !

    Week 6 is notorious for biting you on the bum after the euphoria of W5R3 !

    This programme is very much a mental challenge as well as a physical one. It teaches you that you've just got to dig deep and carry on .

    You CAN do this, the programme is designed to build physical and mental strength that will stand you in good stead for the future and it wont throw anything at you that youre not ready for or capable of .

    Keep at it, you are stronger than you think, you really are xxx

  • The gremlins are an evil bunch, enjoy bashing them! Believe in Laura, she doesn't tend to ask you to do anything she thinks that you can't. The heat doesn't help so choose when you go out carefully if you can and remember one foot in front of the other nice and slowly and then slow down a bit more :-) I would say good luck but you don't need luck as you have prepared for this. Enjoy, that's what this is about most of all. Happy running :-D

  • You could easily have just written my exact thoughts .. I wouldn't say I REALLY struggled with w6r2, but it's not been a great week and my w6r3 is tomorrow. You sound just as apprehensive as me .. but let's look back at where we started, the progress we have made .. and who is putting us under the "pressure" we are under ... WE ARE !! So what if we try really hard and it ends up being a practice run .. so what if we have to repeat it in 2 days time .. imagine the satisfaction we WILL get when it's done and we move on .. we can do it .. repeat after me .. we CAN do it .. maybe not tomorrow, maybe not Saturday .. but some day .. soon !! You will do it, it's not if, it's when.

  • It will be cooler on Saturday. You got through the 2 x 10 in awful humidity. Run 3 lets you get into your stride and your rhythm again. You really can do this. You really, really can :)

  • You can do it!! :) :)

  • I could have written this post after my W6R2 run - I also struggled on W6R2 too and I too am usually quite excitable about things and then give up on them after a while. I'm still running months later, absolutely loving it and you will be too!

    A good run often follows a bad one, keep that in mind. You can do this, trust the programme. You know you can run for 20 minutes and what's the worst that happens if you don't manage 25? You just try again next time. :) The next run is just one of many more in your future running life, there's no hurry. I found it great to leave the intervals behind as found by Week 6 they really stopped me getting into a rhythm. Push through this run and the next few weeks will fly by! :)

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