Last week was my first ever week of running. I’m sure lots of you will understand the struggle of people claiming they can’t run, then somehow going on to run for 5+ miles effortlessly. When I say I can’t run, I mean I struggled with 400 metres when I had to run during school 😂. I run every other day, as opposed to three times a week which I find works for me (although getting out of bed in the mornings is often the biggest struggle!!).
For the longest time I’ve been wanted to get into running but have always been overwhelmed by the idea of going on a run, but the app breaks it down really nicely so it’s manageable! Typical that when I felt most motivated to get into running we’ve been struck with a heatwave 😂I’m defo not complaining though !
Last week I struggled in the programme with running when I needed to, and my calves seemed to ache a lot during the walking period. However, much to my surprise, this week (my first run of week 2) I completed the run whilst sticking to the exact timings. I covered 1.5 miles (not including warm up) which made me feel incredible. Not only do I put my success down to the slightly cooler weather this morning (it was 13 degrees instead of 17 degrees) but I felt physically stronger today which took me by surprise. My calves didn’t ache this time and my breathing was under control !! 😊
I must admit so far I hate the running itself, but the feeling I get after a run is so good that motivates me to continue my journey! One thing that does concern me is one week it goes from running 5-8 minutes and then the following week is immediately a 25 minute run . 😮
Any tips for running the dreaded week or just tips in general?