Oh my god, just finished the 25 minute run. I felt like ever ounce of energy had been sucked from my body.
From the first five minutes, running through my mind ' you can do this' 'you cant do this'.
To get me through the run i had to play mental tricks, like telling myself that i only have x amount of minutes to go. The biggest one was, 'this is the end of six weeks, you havent failed a single run yet, you are not going to fail this one'.
I ran the entire twenty five minutes at 7kmph, considering I weigh 274 pounds (almost thirty pounds less than when i started six weeks ago) and have never ran before, it didnt feel too bad.
What i did notice (this has been the case for the last few runs) is just how red faced i get towards the end and afterwards. My face is bright red, and dripping in perspiration.
I had to depart from the soothing voice of Laura though. The reason why is that i just couldnt cope with the terrible music. I needed something much more upbeat to keep my mind off the awful abuse i was giving my body.
I used this tracklist which got me through:
Whatever - Oasis (i really like this song, and it relaxes me)
Kids in America - Kim Wilde ( a good upbeat song that lets time just disappear as you listen to it)
Rock Star - Nickleback ( i found myself almost doing a little jig to this song, keeps my mind off the fifteen minutes left)
Justified & Ancient - KLF (an hilarious song with a beat that you cant help but want to move to)
Eye of the Tiger - Survivor (what can you say about this? If a Rocky soundtrack song cant make you break through the pain limit nothing can)
Gonna Fly Now - Bill Conti ( another Rocky soundtrack song. I deliberately had this one near the end. You can almost feel you are running up the Philadelphia Art Museum steps with Balboa himself.)
Walk Like an Egyptian - the Bangles (just to get me over the last minute or so but also a great tune to cool down to while doing the five minute walk.
I did go through Lauras podcast when i got home, just to see if she had any interesting tips. By all accounts I am a runner now!! Woo!!!