After some lovely support and encouragement from people on here at the weekend, I braved W4R1 today instead of repeating W3R3 (I barely managed the 3min runs and was dreading 5min)
Started off ok, the 3min run was ok, but I couldn’t keep it up for 5mins, I was absolutely gutted. This even affected my second 3min run, which I could hardly finish. The second 5mins was almost non-existent, I think I managed about 2 mins, and then just some fast walking with little spurts of jogging.
I was going a lot slower than usual as well (treadmill), as I wondered if that was my problem, but by the end I had my speed set to my usual walking speed and I still couldn’t lift my feet off the ground at the same time.
I’m beyond gutted, like I almost want to cry (does anyone else experience extreme emotional mood swings after running? I’ve noticed the last couple of weeks that on my running days I get very emotional and weepy afterwards, aren’t endorphins supposed to make you happy?)
Wow, didn’t mean to ramble for quite so long, sorry guys. Thanks for reading.
I’m going to reattempt W4R1 on Thursday, hopefully there will be some improvement.