Well, somehow, I am almost there! I thought I would drop a line especially to encourage anyone setting out in the early weeks of the programme.
I just managed my first 30-minute run😊. In spite of the frosty air this morning and the definite shock to the lungs, by 10 minutes in I had settled into my usual slowish 'trot'. I used my fairly basic pedometer and if it is accurate, I may just have covered 5K!
So, if you are in the early weeks, do take heart - what may seem unimaginable at the outset, really is achievable. In many ways the early weeks are harder than the longer runs, because you are forcing your muscles to do something so new. But by the later weeks, it seems both mind and body adapt as if to say, "I am just repeating what I have been asked to do before".
Trust in this very cleverly thought-out programme - and in yourself😊.
Two more runs to go - so I am keeping my fingers crossed!