wk9r1.. torture!!??

omg..im feeling oh so sorry for myself tonight.. so you remember my road run in the rain last fri, and how enthusiastic i was feeling? not so enthusiastic tonight. i had the run from hell, and i dont know why really. i felt good before the run, and good for the 1st 5 mins, but it all went dowmhill from there. felt sick, had a stitch in my side for most of the way and i honestly dont know how i finished it at all.. i did, but instead of feeling a sense of achievement i feel disappointed that i found this run so hard when the last 8 wks this is what i have been building up to.. isnt it? am hoping it was just a bad night, as i have signed up for a 5k fun run in 2 weeks, and thinking maybe i was a bit optimistic that i'd be able for it.. :(

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  • Sending you lots of positive vibes. You've had a bad run, unfortunatley we all get them occassionally (speaking from experience) and the best thing to do is accept it and move on to the next run..i'm sure it will be back to normal. I had my first really bad run in week 8 and I promise you that you will get through it. Tomorrow is another day!!! Just think you've got through to week 9 without having a bad one...how GOOD is that!

    I'm sure you'll be fine for the fun run...the andrenalin of the day will help pull you through :) :)

  • thanks Ali.. receiving all of those positive vibes:)

  • You did so well to finish the run. I went through a stage of having stiches when I ran and it was simply awful. I remember I read somewhere to drink more water before the run. I don't know if this actually helps but I don't get stitches anymore. Don't feel bad about it, it's just one of those runs that happen every now and again. Week 9 run 2 will probably be a completely different experience!

  • thanks TJ, will try the water and see if it helps.. onwards and upward eh :)

  • You ran for 30 minutes, think about where you were 8 weeks ago, doubt you ould even run for a bus.

    Don't beat yourself up, and do it again until you have a smile.

    Stitches are a pain (sorry) but I find when I breathe in I push my tummy out then relax on the exhale, after 3 or 4 of those and the stitch passes.

    Well done for getting this far.

  • It's mind over matter and the fact that you finished even thoguh you had a terribel time just tells you that next time you're having a bad day you know that you can push yourself through it and it will make it that much easier :)

  • thanks Beth.. here's hoping next run is better;;

  • Don't be disheartened! My daughter used to run cross-country and always got stitch. The coach told her to change her breathing pattern for a while and it would pass. She would switch to breathing every two steps for a while and then every four steps and mixed it up a bit. She said it really helped her so I tried it myself and it works for me too.

    Keeping my fingers crossed for your next run.

  • Well done give yourself a pat on the back. I know just how you feel, I got to week 9 run 2 and it was a disaster, everyhing was wrong, my pace, breathing, clothing, the lot and i was gutted. However run 3 was as different again so please don't be hard on yourself :-)

  • Well done for keeping going and completing the 30minutes. As others have said it's just a bad run. I'm a few weeks post C25K and had a really rubbish run yesterday. It's just one of those things.

  • ah thanks so, much everyone.. i was being a bit hard on myself i know, just felt very defeated last night, but in all honesty i couldnt run 100m 8 wks ago, so i have come a long long way,, hopefully my run tomorrow will be better, just thinkin about yesterdays run and i think i may have run too soon after eating, how long do you wait after a meal before running? and are there foods you avoid before a run?

    i had a pasta dish for dinner at 5, ran at 6.45, too soon?

  • I too had a bad run. Week 7 run 3. Felt sick and for the first time since starting I had to stop mid run, albeit for only 20 seconds or so. I really beat myself up about it and worried myself sick about the next run of 28 minutes as i thought I just couldn't do it. Well, I did! I completed week 8 run 1 all 28minutes of it last night and feel fantastic. Try to put it to the back of your mind and look forward to the next run.

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