So near but yet so far

Week six complete. No whoops of joy this time. The programme works, but the programme can't do the running for me and it's hard work and week six is sort of... middleish.

However, I saw this quote recently and it is my new mantra to carry me through the longer runs : "Don't make it worse by thinking it is more painful than it actually is".

So yeah, it's definitely hard work but it's soon over and one day... maybe... it might even be fun!!!


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  • That's a great mantra! Our bodies can certainly deal with way more than our brains allow us to believe. Good work getting to the end of week 6, this was my least favourite

  • Thank Carolinemcd. I hope week six turns out to be my least favourite too as it seems to have been a bit of a slog this one (and well done on your graduate badge!)

  • one step at a time, one rep at a time.

    "I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'"

    - Muhammad Ali

  • An awesome quote Rignold.

  • Hi runlikeagirl, I've just completed week six too! Don't know about you, but for me, running for 25 minutes still seems a bit unreal, although I actually did it! Good luck with Week 7! xx

  • ...and good luck to you gazelle2B. Hopefully I can repeat the 25 minutes with a bit more gusto in week 7 x

  • At the same stage as you runlike and I have w7r1 tomorrow morning. Gusto has mainly evaded me so far but there was a moment in the last run where I got a glimmer of being in the zone, I think. Best of luck with w7.

  • Thank you and good luck too Lizzi59 x I'm still quite achy after the last run yesterday and nursing a bit of a grumpy right knee, but nothing too bad, so will hopefully get w7r1 under my belt either tomorrow or Sunday morning.

  • Done mine this morning Runlike and it was ok although a slog as usual. I hope your knee cheers up and your run goes well. I'm going away for a couple of days and wondering whether to try r2 on the canal tow path. Usually on the treadmill in the gym.

  • Morning Lizzie. I'm at the gym too, but there is a canal near me that I'm going to check out later for possibly a run next week (if I'm brave enough). Let me know how it goes if you do it. And well done on having done your run this morning. I'm still drinking coffee! But your post has spurred me on and I'll shall get 'the slog' done this morning now and then I can relax guilt free over the weekend.

  • Runlike, I did the towpath run this morning and it was - fantastic. Seeing the primroses, hearing the ducks splash down on the water, long low hills in the distance... After the halfway point in the podcast, I took off the headphones and just jogged listening to the sound of my feet and the birds. A very different experience and being out in the cool air of Wales meant I didn't overheat as much as usual. I'll be back home by my next run but this one was a bit of a revelation. Hope you are keeping on keeping on.

  • Sounds like a really lovely motivational run Lizzi! I've just done W7R2 at the gym again and recognise I really need a change of scene and possibly need to consolidate week 7 with a few more runs at 25mins before upping the ante. I had a recce at my local canal on the way back though and it looked very peaceful and pretty so I may have a 'practice run' along there. No programme, no pressure.

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