Good Evening everyone. Further i have got into this programme the more i have read the posts and tips on here...and know that a big part of this is the mental barrier which i have surpassed, further than i could have imagined at the start! As i said to my wife when i got in... this was 3 mins longer than last week...and i remember when running for 3 mins continuously was like hell...and now i did 3 on top of 25! Alas i have to say this one was one that i wasnt happy once it was over. Shins were in a reasonable amount of pain and wasnt mentally relaxed till past the 23 minute mark and knew i was on home stretch!
Questions i have
1) breathing any further tips than what i heard earlier on in programme - through the nose out the mouth. I struggled with my lungs for a long time tonight
2) water...i drink before i go out but sometimes want to drink a few sips while running, i try but again absolute pain any tips to get some water in without breathing it in fast or spilling it everywhere
3) rest days? any shame in having an extra days rest? I havent been regimental in doing a run every other day thus far but just wanted to check having two rest days is OK? Just feeling this might help me at the moment!
4) side note but still good to plan ahead. I do my running in the local park - and stick to the grass and mud mostly, I have only run once on pavement and it put me in absolute agony....any tips for improving this? If thats possible? When i ran on path i was over 20 stone so assume sheer weight would have had negative impact on my legs
and currently i weight about 18st 10..so to any big people reading this can attest you can def do this programme if you get your mind on it! But anyone else agree till i lose more that i would still stuggle on harder paths/pavements etc