Well I have just started W7 and didn’t complete the run. I am so disappointed. I am actually crying. I know that to a lot of you this may be a huge over reaction but I feel like such a failure. I have completed every run prior to this, pushing myself to the finish but today, I slowed to a walk within the first 10 mins and it was downhill from there with that walk being justification for another then another.
Excuse number 1 - I felt as though I just didn’t get my breathing sorted and to be honest, I rarely do for at least the first 5 minutes of actually running but I don’t know how to - all of the advice about deep breath and in through your nose out through your mouth, just doesn’t work for me. The more I concentrate on my breathing, the less control I seem to have, so I just blast my music and pretend I can’t hear myself huffing and puffing. No matter what my speed, I huff and puff 🙂.
Excuse number 2 - I had been dreading this week. I awoke this morning and told myself that I couldn’t do it and then with only seconds of the warm up left, tried to convince myself that I could. I guess the gremlins won.
Oh well, writing this has made me feel a little better. Good luck to you all on your journeys to 30mins /5k and beyond.