Week 5 run 3...I did it!!

Ok so this was definitely the most dreaded run of them all! I just knew I had to bite the bullet and just go. I do the same route every time and I know this might be boring to some people but I get a real sense of achievement when I run past places that I used to have to stop. Of course near the end it presented a real negative when I wistfully remembered that I could stop there.

I used Laura to start off my warm but changed over to a 20 min play list that I'd made because I knew I needed the motivation from more high temp music.

I tackled the first 15 minutes with no problem but the last five minutes were hell. My lowest point was at 17 minutes and I really didn't think I go could any further. I'll be honest and say that I did stop dead and this point for a bout 30 seconds but luckily my last song came on and I just thought if I don't do this then I will be so disappointed. I managed to finish it.

It definitely wasn't easy but not impossible. My biggest barrier was a mental one. My fitness has improved so much. My recovery time is quick and my energy levels are high. I've still got quite a way to go but I am glad that I got this far. My race for life is this Sunday and I wont be able to run the whole thing but I'll have a good go!

If anyone reads this and are worrying about week 5 please take inspiration. I couldn't even run the length of myself a month ago and I'm starting to love it so much.

8 Replies

  • Well done FunyFace. I could really feel the effort that you have put in. I really need your inspiration as it is my next run too. Good for you finding the determination.

  • Well done! Iam tackling W5R2 tomorrow so the dreaded one is Wednesday for me. Like you, I have kept to the same route, being a creature of habit. Unfortunately, part of it is a hill :( You must be feeling so good now! I look forward to catching up with you on here soon. We should graduate roughly the same time. :)

  • Congrats! :) I'm looking forward to week 5!

  • WELL DONE! I can't quite believe I'm managing to actually 'run', I done W5R1 this afternoon and am amazed by how improved my fitness is in 4 weeks,

    I managed the runs today without stopping and I'm so proud of myself.

    My legs are aching now though :/ I'm a little concerned about my right calf, I had a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in it 5 yrs ago, and that calf can be painful whilst running. Anyone else have trouble with painful legs?

    Anyway, WELL DONE for completing W5 x

  • I wonder if compression socks would help ?

  • Well done you, you're doing so well :)

  • Well done FunnyFace !

  • Congratulations :)

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