Didn't have any stitches this time! But I did find it mentally hard again; I kept thinking about the time and I had to really remind myself that I COULD do it. I finished it feeling a lot less satisfied than usual. I guess it's starting to feel real now that I'm doing longer runs and I think deep down I still don't fully believe in my capabilities. All of the runs from now on have no breaks which make me a bit nervous but I guess it will test what I can do!
W6R2 - Mindset struggles: Didn't have any... - Couch to 5K
The gremlins can so often make life difficult. 🤬👿👹
Distraction by running a new route, listening to a podcast or new playlist may help.
You know how far you've come, I've just read your first post and it's not so different to this one except it's about a lot less running.
You can do it. Just take it slow, try not to watch the time, keep on telling yourself that you won't give in. 💪💪💪
Good job. Can you find something to listen to that takes your attention away? Music is ok but it’s background... I found spoken word better for forgetting about how long was left and my breathing... I used comedy and some guided runs off the NRC app when they became compatible lengths (all of the non-interval ones)
I did a ten minute one with Nike head coach Bennett in my ears... he raised a good point “you’re running to a time, you can’t run faster to end it, so slow down”
I felt less satisfied after W6R2 but run 3 was great! Really great! So don’t worry that they will all be like that! I can see now that it was preparing me for run 3.
I hear you with the capabilities as that’s when my doubts crept in too-look at what you are capable of NOW from when you started, you can only build on that-don’t worry about the future, just look forward to the next run-it might be an awesome one!