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What's going on??!!! W6r1

Sharna86
Sharna86Graduate

So I completed w5r3 and was totally ecstatic, absolute rocky moment as it finished so stupidly thought w6r1 would be easy. How wrong was I?? Ran at 5.30 this morning and I really struggled. Could this be more because I know I have walks breaking up the runs? Don't know if I should repeat the run even thou I completed it? I can't be the only one that got caught out on this run?!

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Wanna-Be
Wanna-BeGraduate

There are loads of posts about how tough this one is. It's a longer workout so it is harder.

You completed it so no need to repeat!

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

W6 is tricky. The problem is everyone is in such a high having done W5R3 that it’s hard to gently say “be careful” without seeming like a spoilsport.

Just continue to the next run. I’d still be on the very first run if I only moved on when it was easy.

Take it slow. Look forward to run 3 as you then have no more walking bits. That’s when I started to enjoy it.

Sharna86
Sharna86Graduate
in reply to Jay66UK

Think once all the walks are out the way I will enjoy it too. I'm thinking subconsciously I knew there were walks coming up so was counting in my head to when they were 🙈 hopefully run 3 will be euphoric like week 5!

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate
in reply to Sharna86

I hope so too. I found the bigger it was in my mind the bigger the rush once it was achieved. Enjoy!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Just different..that is the point of the programme..it is about much more thsn just running..😉 well done!

Mollymot
MollymotGraduate

Check out my post W6 R1 it was the hardest one ever!!

Sharna86
Sharna86Graduate
in reply to Mollymot

Just read it now and we sound exactly the same 😂 really enjoyed w5r3 and thought this one would be a walk in the park.... How wrong was I!

Mollymot
MollymotGraduate
in reply to Sharna86

I felt so deflated after it. I didn’t repeat it as like you I managed to complete it albeit at a snails pace and I moved on. Subsequent runs have all been much better so put it behind you and keep moving forwards!

Sharna86
Sharna86Graduate
in reply to Mollymot

I know that feeling. I was absolutely crushed this morning! Saturday morning will be a different story for run 2 thou! I just couldn't get out of my head this morning and that obviously didn't help.

Mollymot
MollymotGraduate
in reply to Sharna86

I should be starting week 8 today but after an epic fall off my horse walking is even a challenge 😓

Sharna86
Sharna86Graduate
in reply to Mollymot

Oh gosh! Hope your ok. I have a boxing injury but thankfully just my shoulder so still ok to run. Hope you heal quickly

Mollymot
MollymotGraduate
in reply to Sharna86

My left hip and leg and neck v sore 😳 could have been a lot worse - rest and hopefully I will bounce back!

Sharna86
Sharna86Graduate
in reply to Mollymot

Doesn't help the ground is so hard at the moment too. Rest up and use lots of ice and hopefully you'll be back running in no time

limberlou
limberlouAmbassador
in reply to Mollymot

Aww I sympathise 💕

DLMZ
DLMZGraduate

You’re definitely not the only one. I really struggled on week 6 (posted about it) but found week 7 much better (posted about that too!). No need to repeat as you finished it. Just keep going one step at a time & be encouraged by all the wonderful support from everyone on this forum. They’ve helped me massively!! You’ve got this!

Sharna86
Sharna86Graduate
in reply to DLMZ

Thanks. No way am I stopping. I've entered into the London landmarks half marathon next year so no time to stop! I'm actually really looking forward to week 7 to get rid of the walks

DLMZ
DLMZGraduate
in reply to Sharna86

No walks are great just get into a rhythm & head space zone! Enjoy next week and I wish you well for half marathon next year v impressive!

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate

Week 6 1 and 2 are tricky for everyone. Don't panic. Go slow. Lovely long runs to come with no walking!

Sharna86
Sharna86Graduate
in reply to Ang33333

Never in a million years would I thought I'd hear myself say this but bring on the long runs!

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate
in reply to Sharna86

I know! It's mad! ☺☺

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