W6R1 - Carried along by the playlist - Couch to 5K

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W6R1 - Carried along by the playlist

boniobiscuits profile image

Having read many a mixed tale about people's experiences of W6R1 I set off this morning not really knowing what to expect.

It's a weird one for sure. After the elation of completing W5R3 and the sheer joy (and maybe a touch of disbelief?) of being able to run for 20 mins, going back to intervals is tough.

By the time the 8-minute section kicked in, I'd kind of settled into it, but thank goodness the 'big guns' playlist kicked in and a bit of AC/DC, Kings of Leon and Creedence Clearwater Revival took my mind off it all.

Definitely a mind over matter run for me today with a few gremlins being shoved out of the way at around the half-way mark, but, I did it, I bloody well did it!

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HappyNoodle profile image

Great job! Enjoy the intervals while you can 😉

Yep! Same for me yesterday - you sort of think it’s going to be easy after running 20 mins non stop, but not the case. Have expanded my playlist too. Mr Brightside got me thru it! I did my W6R1 yesterday. Glad I did it. Do you think running wii ever be easy and a pleasure?

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boniobiscuitsGraduate in reply to Daftclare

I do find it a pleasure in the main, but, at the same time, some days I seem to have to work at the actual physicality much harder than others. I have runs where I feel as if I have wings at my heels and other days or sections where I feel as if I'm trying to run through water.

I guess that's the nature of the beast and where mind over matter comes in? I do love how it makes me feel, so, so far, there are more positives than negatives.

MVBrown profile image

Kudos, I’ve notice that music does keep me going as well. Good luck.

jennitricot profile image

Good playlists are what make the difference for me too, definitely getting me through the longer runs! Well done!

Yeah I couldn't do this without music. Was quite shocked to read on the Park Run website they prefer people to not listen to music on the way round. I understand they need you to be alert for instructions / other runners but there's no way I can do 5k without a gentle bit of thrash metal in my ears...

Gingernutter profile image

Congrats on what does sound like a challenging run but you cracked it and even rid the world of a couple of gremlins. So it will be with trepidation I step out tomorrow morning (all being well, never like to tempt fate) but I will treat it the same as all the others - one foot in front of the other and breathe....

Have an awesome day, it's another step closer to the 5k goal!!

Well done, couldn’t run without my AC/DC Thunderstruck.

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