Hey my lovely running buddies 😊
I completed the "surprise" run 3 of wk 5 this evening. When either old floss or one other member said it wold be a surprise, I can tell you it sure was, haha.
Upon starting the podcast, getting myself geared up for the warm up walk, when Laura said I'd be running for 20 minutes with no break, I actually said out loud walking down the road......"What....oh no" haha 😂😂
I had visions of stopping the podcast and turning back,;but thought no, I've started so I'll finish, lol, but how will I manage a full blown 20 minutes? I was quite mortified.
However, I began the long, arduous affair.....😂
I couldn't believe that I was ploughing through each 5 minutes that Laura was updating me on.....I felt slightly out of puff, but have been trying hard to adopt the breathing advice that Laura gives and it does work. If anything, my legs felt heavy and I felt if I stopped it would have been because of my legs and not my breathing.
Each time it felt that I started to quicken my pace, (this is usually in time with the beat of the track that's playing, I get so carried away, haha), I just slowed it down to a slow motioned power walk 😂 IT WORKS and helps with my overall breathing.
Can't believe I am actually saying this and come this far. Someone who wasn't particularly in tip top condition. It's truly amazing the training that goes in to perfect these podcasts. Most of all, I'm so thankful to those on here who have commented and offered encouragement and to the longer serving members who always seem to find time to reply to us newbies and other members. Thank you 🌼🌻🌷💐
I was quite beetroot by the time I'd finished, but I usually have a 20 minute walk back home, I've cooled down a tad by then, it's not a pretty sight though, lol. I had the start of blisters on my heels,;so I hope that improves. My trainers fit perfectly, only bought them in June, so unsure why they're rubbing.
Seeing as I've done wk 6 : R 1, do you think it's fair I start run 2, or go back to run 1 as I accidentally skipped the last 2 of wk 5, though I've done those now?
Thank you x