Earlier today I ran my first session of week 6. I had looked up what the run would entail and was relieved to see that it was running intervals again after the 20 minute run in week 5 .
So relieved in fact, that I started out a bit too fast and forgot to focus on my breathing and got a bit tired out early. I managed to find my focus again after a while and after that the run went alright, but I was really tired the last 2 minutes.
I guess I was surprised to feel how happy I was when I started my run today. It's hard work and I don't love every single second of it, but overall, I really enjoy running. I've been one of those people that enjoy the idea of running, but the practical action of running, not so much. I think it was because when I've tried it in the past I've gone out too strong, getting horribly sore muscles and joints and then couldn't maintain the running.
Six weeks into the C25K program, and I've found my breathing, I've found a way to balance the strain in my calves with tempo and tension, and I've found a way to strengthen my knee(s) so that I'm not in horrible pain when I run.
Did anyone else also have this aha experience during the C25K? If so, on what week did it happen?