Sooo, struggled to run for 60 seconds in the first session, each week I’ve looked at the ‘jump’ in run time and thought ‘I can’t do that’ and surprised myself by doing it. Was supposed to do Week 5 Run 3 (20 mins with no break) on Friday ... then Saturday ... then yesterday... today I finally stopped putting it off and did it!
And I was surprised at how natural it felt. I have long since stopped listening to music whilst I run (I find it doesn’t stop my brain from focusing on trying to work out how much longer I have to run for), so last week I tried listening to podcasts.
This session though I knew I’d need something even more distracting, so I actually watched Netflix (I am on a treadmill, so that’s safe to do!). I found it distracted me enough that I wasn’t focused on the time I had left, and I surpassed my expectations and ran the whole 20 minutes non stop and at the same pace throughout!
I even found that I had got my breath back by the end of the 5 minute warm down walk, and I don’t feel like I’m going to collapse, or like I can’t walk anywhere for the rest of the day - I feel great!
So, if you’re scared at the thought of Week 5 Run 3 please do be reassured that you have done the groundwork and you can do it.
I finally feel like a runner 🏃♀️