W7R1 - did it!

So after the stitch disaster in W6R3, I went straight onto W7R1 this morning, as it's much the same anyway.. and did it without a problem!

Although the temp was still low it didn't feel as cold despite the snow coming down which I was running face into for the last 10 mins.. Had a slight niggling stitch at times but concentrated on deep breathing and that seemed to help. I felt more focused this morning and able to concentrate on my nice, slow pace and breathing better.

25 min run done, for an asthmatic who could never run before, I find that amazing progress in 6-7 weeks.


Featured Content

Join the NHS Couch to 5K community

Couch to 5K has been designed to get you off the couch and running 5km in just 9 weeks

Start today!

Featured by HealthUnlocked

5 Replies

  • Delighted to hear that 😊

  • Fantastic progress. Running face into snow/icy winds/icy rain isn't fun but it just shows your determination to run through it and complete the run. Hope the stitch problem sorts out soon - deep breathing & pushing your tummy out as you breathe in can help, making sure you are hydrated before you run too as that can cause a stitch. x

  • So W6R3 was a glitch, and W7R1 proves that! Well done for getting out in this kerappy weather. I'm not venturing far from the stove today. It's snowing heavily, that wet horrible stuff, and bitterly cold! I'll just snuggle with Winny...xx

  • Thanks :-) Yep still snowing here and heavier now so glad I did it early as the flakes are definitely bigger now! and yep the previous run was just a weird glitch, which I thought/hoped was the case as I was doing ok apart from that one run - but now taking on board all tips for stitches!!

    Felt good when I got back today :-D

  • And so you should, well done for having the determination to get out there even if the sun isn't shining.

You may also like...