so I finnished week 6 on Saturday , I found the 25 minute run super hard , I was exhausted after it and my legs were really painful. They were still a bit on the sore side today , but nothing severe so I went for it !
stopped after 15 minutes ! I’m gutted ! This is the first time I’ve gave up on a run , u don’t know if it was being over tired from the weekend (I ate pretty unhealthy and drank a lot ) or it was a mental block - i just couldn’t push myself
Has this happened to any of you guys ?
and what advice would you give me ?
I was thinking on repeating the run tomorrow or Wednesday then if I cant manage I’ll repeat week 6..
This is well timed- I’m just back from my run all about “breaking through barriers” on the Nike run app. Lots of really helpful chat about how we view “successes and failures”. We all have runs that don’t go the way we want. They don’t define us as runners. They’re great opportunities for learning-we make so much more progress when things are challenging than when they’re easy. I had a particularly memorably awful run where I had to stop when I nearly puked in a bush after eating a cheese pasty too close to going out! Won’t do that again. Honestly, it happens to us all. It’s just another step on the journey to getting where you want to be.
It might help to remember back to when running for 1 minute at a time was a massive achievement. Now you’re taking on 25! Look how far you’ve come. Don’t lose sight of how many barriers you’ve already smashed to get you to this point.
Take a rest day (or a couple) and have another go. Perhaps some walking while your legs are still a bit sore. Keep it extra slow and steady. Think about when you’ll eat, how you’ll stay well hydrated, what you’ll listen to and where you’ll run. Give yourself the best chance to go out and just enjoy taking it step by step and seeing how it goes. You’ve absolutely got it within yourself to do that run. Today it didn’t happen but that doesn’t mean it won’t next time. Really good luck to you. 🏃♀️❤️🏃♀️
Thankyou i really needed to hear that , what nike app do you use ?
I downloaded the app xx
Glad you found it! It’s brilliant for after graduating. It’s cheesy but has loads of great commentary and it’s really helped me view my running positively even when it’s not gone as planned.
Enjoy your rest time. When the run comes around, you’ll be ready for it. 🏃♀️
As u start running more u will have ups and downs and downs and downs! The trick is not to worry about it! Maybe just run a little slower next time? U will be amazed how much difference this makes! Trust me u will get there and it really doesn't matter if it takes an extra week! Took me 2 extra weeks and now I run 10k for fun twice a week!!!