week 6, run 2 - that was very hard!

just done week 6, run 2, thought I would do it outside for a nice change, but blimey, I found it hard work! It was very warm, and I had my lunch about 20 mins before, so could have been either ( but probably both) of those things. Will leave it a bit longer after food next time! trying not to think about run 3 and all those long 25 mins, think I'll do it on the treadmill! it's the first time I have really struggled, but hey, I did it. I looked at all the people sat on the benches looking at the reservoir and thought "well I might be slow, but I'm going faster than you!". I think back to how far I have come (which is no where near 5k!) and realise that whatever I think I can't do, its good to remember what I can do!


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  • But as you say you did it!!! Well done. We do all need to keep reminding ourselves of what we can do not beat ourselves up over what we can't!!! :)

  • That's very true! Onwards and upwards!

  • Well done! Think about what you have achieved so far - it is amazing! You will surprise yourself with the 25 minutes - I know I did. Keep going - it's so worth it.

  • I have just done my 25 mins, it was tough but so worth it after. yey !!!! hope yours goes ok.

  • I did week 6 run 3 on the treadmill rather than outside and it wasn't too bad. Just done week7 run 1, again on the treadmill, just to nail the 25 mins runs and will then venture outside again. Like you've said I'd leave slightly longer after eating.

    But most of all congratulations on completing the run! :)

  • thanks for all the messages, it really does help. think I might go on the treadmill tomorrow, thinking it will be quite good to do the same run for a few times, wk 6 run 3 and week 7 being the same runs, it might give me a chance to consolidate a bit i think. good luck to everyone else!

  • Hi,

    I tend to run on the treadmill and I find the switch very hard to deal with, for somereason my asthma is much much worse. my new plan is to do runs that have breaks built in outside but stick to the treadmill for the longer ones at the moment.

    well done on getting to week 6!

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