Week3 run3 and a moment of revelation to share!

I did week 3 run 3 this morning at 6.30 a.m. The sun was shining, for a change, and it was fairly chilly. So, it was ideal for running. I’d had a difficult time with the second 3 minute runs this week. When Laura announces that you “only” have a minute left I feel so desperate. It’s been a real struggle to get to the end, but always worth it when I do.

Well today, same story. I heard the fatal words and thought I was on the verge of an asthma attack (I don’t get asthma!) my breathing was appalling and my legs like lead weights. I was going through in my mind how I’d feel in a minute’s time if I failed to keep running. So I carried on and, lo and behold, the moment passed and I suddenly felt so fine that I actually carried on after she said to stop! I went on for another minute. I was so pleased with this minor victory of mind over body. Just thought I’d share this, because it was so unreal. One moment my body is screaming “no!” and the next “give me more!” At least it has made me realize that 5 minutes is doable. Good luck to all of you.

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  • Yay! I remember that feeling. Well done you - top news :)

  • Brilliant I understand that feeling too and thats the one you need to remember to help you through next time.

  • That's weird, because I got that feeling in w3r3 too! That flippin' pixie dust does soemthing through the podcast! Roll on tomorrow when I leap into W4

  • Strange isn't it? Have fun tomorrow and let us know how it goes.

  • Done it. Survived part roads then onto my usual old rail tracks. Last 5 mins was a bit jumpy over puddles then a great big staffy jumped on me! I don't like dogs! So if that happened day 1 then rest should be ok. My run mapper didn't register my distance though :(

  • Sounds like the going was rough but not because of the time - that's encouraging! I'll be doing that run tomorrow morning. Nothing to worry about then? Wish me luck.

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