Well I will put that one down to experience! I got through it but only just. It was too hot, I was too thirsty, I was dehydrated, my legs were too heavy and to top it all off the podcast I chose to run to was rubbish. I don’t know what I was thinking, I went off too fast and I got out of breath. I should know better after 8 weeks. So I’ve told myself off and will do better next time!
That didn’t go so well wk8R1: Well I will put... - Couch to 5K
Very well done for hanging in there and completing.👏👏
Every run is good learning and Miles in the bank towards your building.
Just a thought if you can run without music, your bad choice music today, there is a school that thinks the best way to pace yourself is by listening for any change in both your breathing and footfall.Probably need no music to do that.Maybe worth a thought to try once sometime to tune into your own body.🤔
You can google it, loads of info.🤔👏👏
I was the opposite, techie dinasaur, no playist, just me and MJ.Sorry I misunderstood you normally run without.👍👏👏
Many schools favour that.🤔
Now using the 5k+ Laura’s podcasts for graduates with audio fuel, fabulous though and a great help with the bpm.Something for you to look forward to.👏👏
But I think listening to your own breathing and footfall and recognising when it changes may help to better recognise and control not going off too fast and if you have speeded up.etc. It is not easy for anyone.🌟👏👏
Yes your right we are all so uniquely different and have different needs.It is about finding them perhaps and trialling them maybe.🤔👏👏Lovely posts yesterday on doing it and finding our way.
I guess like running are we ever the finished article or always a work in progress to eternity.
Continuous learning,improvement and enjoyment forever.
Keep loving your music.
It talks to your soul.
I like your friend love my thinking time, but I am not sure the boss shares the results.🤔🙈😂😂😂
Keep enjoying and smiling.🌟👏👏
Don't worry about that, happens to all. Many start speeding up when uncomfortable, making things worse, that's normal.
In order to feel better when running in warm weather you must hydrate well a day BEFORE the run. Drink at least 2-3 litres of water in regular intervals, and do that every day but never drink lots before the run, that would simply ruin it all, try and you'll see.
If you hydrate properly that will reduce cramps, 'heavy legs' and general discomfort.
Finally, if you must run in the peak sun, seek shade, wear a cap and comfy kit, just shorts and top. Or you can run early or late in the day. And if it's really too hot then skip it, your fitness won't suffer a single missed run or even a few.
Hope it helps!
I had to do all that on a different level. Last year I holidayed in Croatia and for three weeks the temperature didn’t drop below 30C. Daytime peaks were close to 40C, and you don’t run then, that’s for sure.
So, for me it as very early, right after dawn and even then the sensation was crazy. I am not a big sweater but then I was literary melting, even my eyebrows were dripping. Evenings were a no-no, because the day heat and humidity made it really awkward. Regardless, it was a fantastic experience and cooling down in the warm sea afterwards was priceless!
I love it and eyebrows dripping,must remember that one.😂😂
Worked out in the Gulf in the 70’s,12O Deg F shaded and 100 % humidity, in a smelter of all places.Did not run,🤔😂 you could burn your feet on the beach, we were fed salt tablets daily.🤔🙈😂😂😂
I hear you my running friend.👏👏
Always enjoy reading your advice,replies and some of your story in the FAQ Posts.
Courageous and hope all your running plans are being realised.
Repeating, especially when things are working for you, is not bad at all. We are not in this to hit targets, we are in control and goal posts can be moved if needed.
I repeated the entire C25K, before l drilled 10K afterwards and thought 'that is it, l can do it', and then took time, tweaked and repeated sections of weeks on the way to completing my first half marathon.
Enjoy yourself, that's what counts. Don't rush, don't push, it's your showtime here. Listen to other guys but, ultimately, listen to your body more. If you know why you're doing this then just hang in there, take whatever time needed and you'll get there, even with an odd injury (or two, in my case).
Well done for getting through it regardless! That looks like a lovely place to run.
Well done you for completing the run, I had a complete failure on R2, too hot, too hilly and first time of the treadmill, just couldn’t do it, walked most of the way! felt awful, but have now given myself a good talking to and back on track, and back on the treadmill. Lol. Repeated R2 and did R 3 tonight, start W9 on Wednesday, want to get this in the bag before I turn 58 on 30th May. Xx
its not often I can say we run in heat where I live either so this is a change. Im going to try and run without music as Tbae suggested next time.
You have done so, so well! Loving your posts and your pictures. Hydration is so important, that's why I'm having a couple of beers after my W7R1! A days rest so I can rehydrate. Had a day off today and it was so tempting to have one in the sunshine, but with a run planned I knew better. Looking forward to your next update.