W6R2 completed

After a week and a half of putting off continuing the program due to stressing about the longer runs coming up and no walking intervals , I found the mental strength to go out and complete run 2 of week 6 this morning.

I am super pleased I managed to complete it as I was worried that my fitness levels would have decreased due to the break.

I can't however stop thinking that next run is 25 minutes long and today I was exhausted after just 20 and I also had a 3 minute wAlking break!

I was wondering how it has been for others?


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6 Replies

  • Evagr1 you are doing more than you give yourself credit for. It continually amazes me how people see the walking intervals as a break. Walking is exercise. Those walking parts are an integral part of the build up of your stamina.

    Today you ran for a total of 20 minutes with 3 minutes reduced to a walk in-between. 23 minutes in-all. Your next run is an incremental step-up from this. A challenge, yes; but no more than you have taken on so far these past few weeks.

    I tell you this, to try to allay your fears. Week 6 is a hard one mentally, but the program works. You have made it this far, and you are ready. Don't make this run seem so big that you cower in defeat before you have even started - you've got this!

  • Thank you so much for your lovely message! Exactly what I needed to hear/ read! Thank you! Xx

  • Yay you! I sometimes find that taking a little break does me good and I perform better for it ... Don't fret the 25 minutes - you can ABSOLUTELY do it. Slow and steady. Slower than slow if necessary. Imagine how you're going to feel after it!

  • Thank you 😊 x

  • I did it last week. Yes it was a challenge, but the way the smile grew on my face when I knew that I was going to make it (about minute 20) was the best feeling ever.

    Did you imagine you could do this well when you first started? You'll smash 25 minutes I bet.

    Good luck

  • Think that to Day one when you probably thought there is no way I am going to be able to run for 1 minute 8 times. Now look at you, 20 minutes continual running!

    The programme works, you can do this!

    Even if the first time you only manage 23 minutes that is still longer than 20. keep going adding on a small amount if need be, but 25 minutes is possible.

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