Hello, I’m 44 and a bit overweight (although I have noticed I’ve lost some inches😊) and I’m new to running. So far it has been going pretty well. I’m a REALLY slow runner but I know this is okay and have managed to complete each run so far. Until this morning...
I had been really looking forward to my first ‘big run’ but I just couldn’t manage it. I got to the 10 minute mark but then had to slow down to a walk. Although my breathing felt okay my legs were like lead and just wouldn’t do it. I was so frustrated.
I walked for a minute or so then ran another 3 minutes and then walked some more and managed a further 4 minutes before it was time for the warm down walk. (Sarah Milligan was congratulating me on how well I was doing and all I could think was ‘but I didn’t do it’)
Looking ahead I see that the next 2 runs (W6) are both splits with recovery time in the middle before the longer run at the end of the week. I feel confident I could manage these although given this morning the longer run might be too much.
So my question is, should I carry on to week 6 as planned (and hope today was just a bad day) or repeat week 5 until I can do the full 20mins before I move on?