Week Two - Tick!

Well, that's week two done. According to runkeeper I was a full minute quicker than I'd been on Monday, but according to my brain it was the toughest night of the three. The later 90 second runs were again the most comfortable, but the first two in particular were as hard as they've been all week. What I'm taking from this, though, is that if I can get through the first ten minutes or so then things seem to get easier - hopefully that will still be the case when the longer runs start. Mind you, I was a bit taken aback when Laura told me my final five minute walk was up, then almost immediately launched into week three! I thought 'steady on, we're just getting to know each other here, let's not spoil things by going too quickly', and switched her off.

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  • Ha ha , oh you do make me laugh Cookie ! :-)

    Yes the first ten minutes, the Toxic Ten, something to do with the blood or oxygen ( or both) supply to the muscles , someone put up a really good explanation about it , I will have a look see if I can find it . Its normal, so don't worry.

    Well that's Week 2 done and dusted , filed away, job completed .

    Good Luck for Week 3, youre doing great, keep going ! :-) xxx

  • Lots of info on here, about that first ten minutes! Our poppypug is right.. I have the link somewhere with the explanation:)

    Very, very well done anyway...onward and upward :)

  • Well done, that Laura does get a bit cheeky sometimes and you just have to keep her in check!

    I always used to puff and blow the first ten minutes - come to think of it I still take that long to settle down, so just go with the flow! Keeping a slow steady pace as the run gets longer helps you get stronger. I found it so hard to run slower and slower, but it does work. Great progress 👍🏼

  • Well done you 😎

  • Well done! It may have felt tougher because you ran faster! so slow down, it's not about speed, so forget that for now and just think of the walk/run times nothing else..😊

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