Morning running pals,
Well today was the day to see if I could reach that goal of a 30 minute continuous run, and I woke up with butterflies in my tummy.
Lucky for me, the wind has calmed right down and the sky was blue. It was cold, but I had layered up (but had to remove layers pretty quickly!) Music on, Jo on, Zombies, Run mission loaded and off I trotted.
Took a nice slow pace as there was no way I was going to risk fluffing this up by starting too quickly, and I soon got a nice steady pace going. Then, 10 mins in, the magical robot legs kicked in - when your legs feel strong, there is no heaviness, and they seem to be moving of their own accord! I am sure this has something to do with establishing a steady pace - your legs kind of go into autopilot, and it is an amazing feeling! It only lasted around 5 mins but it was funny and I laughed out loud!
Had to dig deep for the next 10 mins, and slowed down a bit for a couple of mins. 5 mins to go - was amazed. 30 minutes up and I was even more amazed! Not only did I do it, I didn't find it incredibly hard! 4.46 km in 30 mins. I'm very happy with that. Very. 😀
I cannot believe I have just two runs of the programme left. Wouldn't have got here without this forum though - the support has been overwhelming, and the tips and advice invaluable. Thank you, dearest running friends. 😘