Hi all – firstly, congrats to everyone that’s taking part in this wonderful programme! Sorry it’s a long post!
This morning I completed W5R3. While it’s such a big achievement - I didn’t feel particularly elated! I jog very slowly (as I’ve seen advised on this forum) and the whole time I just felt like I could be going faster, pushing a bit more. Is this normal?
I know breathing isn’t supposed to be laboured but I didn’t feel like I was pushing myself in that way even slightly, I was just breathing normally. My legs definitely felt like they were having a workout though! Had thoughts of stopping a few times based on “the burn”, which I thankfully ignored.
I’m in my mid-late 20s and a healthy body weight. I was very very mildly active before I started this but had never run before, certainly not for 20 mins!!
With that in mind though, would it be worth going slightly faster and seeing how I get on? Push through the initial “burn” that comes with lengthening my stride? Or am I just being impatient?