Wk6 R1 Digging Deep

After the highs of running continously for 20 minutes I approached today's run with more respect than I might after reading IannodaTruffe's comment that it wasn't just more of the same.

How right he was. Clearly went off too fast in the first 5 minutes so was gasping and very glad of the 3 mins walking. Took the 8 minutes more slowly (repeating 'slow and stead - y' in my head - or possibly out loud as I did attract some attention from a passing dog!) And 4 minutes in found my running legs and everything felt better. The next 3 min walk then felt a bit of an interruption but stuck with it and really ENJOYED the last 5 minutes even pushing the pace when Laura said there was only 1 minute left.

Loving the challenge, loving that I'm getting outside more, loving that I feel soooo good about myself. Would never have believed it a month ago!

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  • Good for,you! We constantly tell folks to slow down. Not sure why we're not believed ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

    Press on carefully through the sessions and enjoy yourself ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Well done for battling through.........I did warn you........

  • Loving this post!

    Yep, that run is a challenging one, but nothing "slow and steady" cannot handle. ๐Ÿ˜€ Well done! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  • Well done you this is a feisty little sucker and catches out a few of us.... but you redressed the too quick pace and got the job done. Brilliant stuff

  • How cool is this program?!

    How did we ever feel so good about the same body we have always had for the last ** years. And how relaxed and happy are we to be able to tell a load of strangers!

    Not sure how to link things on here but have a look at my W6R1 post. Again, it was about digging deep. It was my 1st โ€˜bad runโ€™ as I hated every minute and nothing was clicking.

    But, same as me, you battled through, determined not to give up.

    I always think W5R3 is the tipping point where you start to realise this but Week 6 is the boy to man / girl to woman week where people push through a bad run and consolidate all of the info they have up until now โ€˜listened toโ€™ but not โ€˜heardโ€™.

    Great for you for digging deep and not letting it beat you.

    Moral of the story?

    Slow and steady.

  • This program is very cool!

    Can't believe how positive I feel about everything but especially my fitness since starting.

    Notice that you graduated today ๐ŸŽ‰ - congrats.

    After today really believe I can actually get there!

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