Like hundreds before me, the idea of running a whole 90 seconds seemed like the impossible. But, of course, it wasn't. I won't say it was easy, not the first time or three, but I did it. On day two, after the first of the six runs, I was gasping a bit. It was tough. I thought, "Were you going too fast?" I didn't think so, really. I then heard Oldfloss in my ear, "Slow, slow, slower." So on the next one, I went even slower, and I was fine.
For the rest of the time this week I concentrated on Laura's tips about breathing - breathe in for four steps, then out for four steps. I found that has started to have an amazing effect on lung capacity. It takes a lot of concentration, but it's really worth it. It feels amazing. And a great side-effect is that thinking about breathing takes your mind off the legs feeling heavy.
I'm really enjoying this. Come on week four!
I love reading all your posts. They're so inspirational. There are loads of people putting heart and soul into c25k, and it's wonderful to be a part of it.