I’ve just returned disappointed from my W6 R2 run, not because I didn’t finish it, but because I don’t think I pushed it enough. When Michael said to try and go a bit faster on the second 10 minutes, I didn’t - but I know I could have. I just feel disappointed that in my last interval run I didn’t give it 100%. I presume intervals are the time to push it, in order to try out different paces. Have I lost that chance?
W6 R2 - Disappointing : I’ve just returned... - Couch to 5K
No.. you run, for you... and if you did not go for it, maybe your body was giving you a message , which you listened to...
It is important to challenge ourselves sometime, and to keep the motivation going... and only you know if it was your head or your legs telling you , that you were not going to do it
Just get some stretching done.. some extra core strength and stamina exercise in maybe on your rest day and head out again!
I remember on the original app with Laura.. she used to say...Finish in style and I can remember shouting back at her... I will be lucky to finish at all!! Luckily the wild life in the fields were not perturbed by this..
No chances missed... the runs and you are still on track
I agree with the posts above - just do the runs... comfortably. This part of running is about safely building up your fitness strength and stamina. If you push for too much speed at this point you could increase your chances of injury. Once you have safely completed the programme you can start to work on your pace if you choose but between now and then just enjoy the success of completing the runs! 🙂 You will find your pace will increase naturally anyway. Good luck!🙂