I did it! 30 minutes non stop!

I did it! 30 minutes non stop!

I started week 9 on Friday but had a really bad run and had to stop for a minute in total (about 3 lots of 20 seconds) so felt like I'd failed somewhat, I couldn't get a good pace going and struggled the whole way around really. After a weekend of rest (and perhaps a little too much food and alcohol, visiting friends in Cardiff) I managed to do the full 30 minutes today.

I was meant to do a 5k whilst we were down in Cardiff but my mate pulled out and I couldn't brave it on my own sadly. whilst there I popped into a running shop and got myself a brand new pair of trainers (I was in desperate need!) and I don't know if it was the thrill of running in new stuff (they gave me a free nike tshirt and I bought a pair of super comfy socks as well!) or the rest or what but I ran the whole 30 minutes and probably could've carried on had Laura not cut me off.

I always tend to struggle around the 10-15 minute mark of a run, thinking that I'm tired and there's no way that I can make it all the way, and that's reflected in my splits I guess (shown in the image). Does anyone else get this?

Anyway, I just wanted to share my elation at achieving this and hopefully it'll let others know that despite the struggles, it's not impossible!

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  • Well done Sally! :)

  • Yes, Sally....frequently. I call it "teasing the dragon out of the cave"...lol...if I just keep running past the entrance, he'll go back inside and I can go on. Frequently your mind (the dragon) will try scare tactics to stop you. But if you know you have good training, and you cycle through your body just to make SURE there is nothing really wrong, the dragon will retreat and allow you to achieve your goal. Look back to week 1...how difficult even a minute of running was....and take well deserved pride in your 30 minute run. O...and a couple days rest never hurt, either....lol.

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