W5 R1 in the bag

So I was stuck on W4 for two weeks, it taking me a couple of 'practices' to get W4 R1 in the bag as it felt like quite a leap but now - dare I say it - the 5 min runs come easier?!?? I did W5 R1 tonight without much difficulty - don't get me wrong, the last 5 minute run took a little bit of digging deep for the last minute - but I couldn't believe that I did three lots of 5 minutes!!

I am aware that I actually ran for one minute less in W5 R1 compared to W4 runs but let's see how it goes on the step up to 8 mins; that's much longer of course.....

I have found my groove in early evening runs; its cooler, I think I am hydrated and nourished.....but will be out on Monday afternoon next time round. Will report in.

thanks for all comments/support etc thus far. I am still winning the battle against the "I can'ts" :-)

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7 Replies

  • Hurrah for you ☺

  • Well done! I found the two 8-minute runs were noticeably easier than three 5-minute runs. Keep it up :)

  • Well done - great 😀

  • You can do this. Your legs will be fine on 8 minute runs, just go slow and steady, get your breathing right and tell your brain that you can do it. It's mind over matter definitely. You're progressing well. I too prefer to run in the evenings. I tried a morning run once and it didn't feel right to me. Everyone has their preferred time to run.

  • Go you! You can do it! 8 minutes is just 5 minutes and 3 minutes without the 90 seconds inbetween. And you can do both of those! That was how I told myself I could and I did. And the feeling when you do is... magic!

    Good luck - look forward to seeing your next run post :-)

  • Glad you are winning. You are past the half way mark now 😀

  • Well done. Keep going now you have found a routine. I find building a routine makes it easier to prevent excuses for not going running. Good luck

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