I think I'm in shock.....I cannot get my head around the fact that a complete non-runner, aka me, has actually managed to clock 6 'runs' in total and survived Week2 after just completing W2R3...……!!!!
For those contemplating on starting or are on Week 1 or Week 2 - if someone like me (who has never done any sport ever) can survive 2 weeks and still feel motivated to turn up to face Week 3 - anyone can!!!
So - the low-down; I modified my route slightly today as I was getting back to where I started 2 mins earlier than I wanted and was having to run back on myself. This had the desired result of me finishing my run + warmup right back where I started - however, this did also mean that I hit a gentle slope during the 3rd 'lap' - which so far, was my 'recovery brisk walk section' - I couldn't finish the 3rd 'lap' as a consequence - had to walk it out. But - I stayed positive and made up the lost running time in the 5th and final 'lap' - so still feel like good about achieving the full 9 mins 'running' factored into Week 2. Yaaaayyy!!!
The first two runs of Week 2 - I couldn't figure out how to focus on running, bearing up with the shin splits and counting numbers to control my breathing.....I tried this today, think I managed it for about 1 minute and then carried on not bothering - as it was getting too much for my pea-sized brain to handle....lol!!! But - it's something that I think I will try again next week to see if I can work out a breathing rhythm timed to my running strides.
I say 'running'....but in reality, i'm just 'slow-jogging' - as its the best I can do for now whilst keeping it steady for the whole 30 mins. Lol!!!
I'm still amazed at what I have achieved so far as a complete beginner. And I couldn't have made it this far with the positive motivation and support I have received from this forum. Thank you!!!