I have been getting into the running and tonight did w6r2 which, after doing 20 mins last Friday, thought was going to be a gentle stroll in the proverbial park.
Oh how wrong I was!!!
Within the first 5 mins I knew I was going to struggle as the muscles around the bottom of my legs began hurting...a lot!
Assessing what was going wrong I realised that I was listening to a random playlist as opposed to my running music that I have selected to keep in pace too which is incredibly helpful (try it if you haven’t already).
Secondly, I had a crazy busy 13 hour day at work and in the back of my mind it felt like I could use that as an excuse for not completing the run if I failed - mentality!
So once I had sorted my music and mentality I just had to relax a bit, find my pace and rhythm which in turn loosened up my leg muscles.
Now, by no stretch of the imagination was the next 15 mins of running easy but I completed it and learnt a few lessons along the way!
Wishing you all huge success and much respect to those of you who are making such a positive difference to your health - both physical and mental - by doing this running malarkey!