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W6R1

....was utter shite. Having done the 20 minute run of W5R3 I thought I was sorted.

But I did W6R1 and it was awful. I actually cut the last run short by 1 minute and went home. I was absolutely raging.

If done a hell of a lot of walking that previous weekend so I decided not to run until this Friday - partly because I literally felt physically broken and partly out of pure tantrum.

However today I don't feel I have any physical reason not to do it - but I still want to dig my heels in out of pure rage at not being able to do that run on Monday.

Now I'm in a quandary. Give in and do it? Or stick to my tantrum guns and not do it out of sheer spite and rage ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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have a go at it! I had exactly the same experience (see my post) on week 6 run 1 and couldn't grasp the logic of running for 20 mins and then finding intervals so hard.

I'm attempting week 6 run 2 today hoping its going to be better than Tuesday, have a got at it you may surprise yourself :-)

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Get back out there - youโ€™ll feel better for doing it! I really struggled with W7 & had to repeat runs but got through it in the end. You know you want to ๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜น

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I would be tempted to say "Calm down dear", but l suspect you might bite my head off.

W6R1 is your longest run to date and trips up more people than any other run on the plan.........I regularly warn people about it.

It just goes to prove that one twenty minute run does not a runner make.

Don't despair and just give it another go.............calmly and slowly

You can do it.

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Hi. I have repeated runs if needed too. I did W6 R1 on Tuesday, it was tough! but you can do it! I've decided not wearing a watch and good tunes, or Radio 2 if morning run helps. good luk

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I think not wearing is a watch is a great idea. I don't wear one as I know I will constantly be looking at it. Instead I judge the length of a run in songs - 10 min run is about 3-4 songs - I then find I focus on the music rather than the time - invariably I forget whether it is song 2, 3 or 4

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Go on, do it! You know you can - you've come this far, and it is only a small setback - we've all struggled at some point! Channel some of that rage into your run - it might help! Listen to some banging tunes and go slow and steady! You'll be fine. Good luck :)

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Aww hon. I'm sorry and I sympathise with your frustration. W6 is notoriously tricky. By my reckoning the hardest week of the programme. Just take it slow. And then slower. And then slow down. And possibly even slower once again. You can do this. And you bl**dy well will. Even if we have to form lines down the side of the road and cheer you on with cake and drinks with umbrellas in them. You are a winner okay? :-)

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Without sounding like I have any affiliations to any sporting company Just do it, out of sheer spite, get it back, take that, and so there nya nya nya nya nya nya!! ๐Ÿคฌ๐ŸฅŠ

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Donโ€™t give in you l feel even worse for it you can do this . Repeat it and do it slowly even if youโ€™re barely running Just keep moving ๐Ÿ‘

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I'm over my tantrum and finally completed run 1 of week 6 tonight, followed by a 35 minute dog dawdle (Luna doesn't do proper walking).

Thanks to everyone that told me to pull myself together and get on with it. Much appreciated.

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