(Thought I'd share a photo of what I affectionately(ish) call the Rocky steps which greet me at the end of each run even though it's not really related to the post)
Hiya guys. I'm looking for a bit of advice. I completed the first run of week 8 today and while I'm really happy to have got so far, I haven't felt comfortable running since about W6R3. I don't think it's physical though, I think it's something psychological which is stopping me from settling in quickly. I'm not sure if anyone else has this problem, but even in the first 5 minutes, the doubts set in: is this pace too fast, will I make it to the end, and so on. The thing is though, I know I have found my comfortable pace but when I finally become conscious of running a stretch without paying attention to breathing, pace or stamina, then poof! the carefree feeling disappears in a shot!
I could do with a button to switch my mind off when running and while I try concentrating to my music, I thought I'd seek your thoughts too to see if there's anything else I could/should be doing 🙂.