Run 1 of week 6, spluttering but enjoyable

I really enjoyed this run. I found the first five minutes went really quickly then when I was coming to the end of the three minute walk I was itching to get running again. I had been warned not to try to go faster so I kept a slow, steady and comfortable pace.

However there were hundreds of little midges probably because it was damp and the path is lined by hedgerows and bushes. I had to keep blinking and swiping them off my face then I took a deep breath and caught one right in my throat! A coughing fit subsequently ensued...but I managed to keep running even if I was all over the place.

Perhaps I need to find a new route quicker than I thought.

Anyway I really enjoyed this run and wish all my next runs were repeats of this one :)


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8 Replies

  • Well done debze 😊

    I'm glad you took the advice of others who have done w1r6 and you stayed at a nice steady pace all he way through to completion. As for the midges...maybe wear one of those masks that surgeons wear!? ;)

  • Haha yes I was thinking of that too! (maybe not ;) ) And yep you did warn me not to try to go too fast and I think that helped a lot and made it enjoyable rather than worrying about increasing speed. :)

  • Yes I'm glad you did that and therefore had no problems. I really struggled with the same run and I think it's because I went into it so confident after completing the 20 minutes non-stop run, that I went off like a bull at a gate and nearly paid the price for doing so!

    So, same again for run 2, yeah? :)

  • absolutely! :)

  • Very well done you... and ... extra protein...yummy! :)

  • I hadn't thought of that Oldfloss! :D

    Now, where did I put that net...

  • Haha hmmmm! ;) thank you though

  • Yuk 😂

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