W7R1 tough slog

Found this really quite difficult this morning. I completed the run on the treadmill at 9.0kph my normal treadmill running speed but found it physically and mentally draining. I hid the treadmill clock and it took forever to reach the halfway warning. I then puffed away until I thought I must be getting close, looked at the clock, still over 8 minutes to go. At that point my heart sank, there was no way I could do it. Then I started thinking, six weeks behind me, that's 18 sessions. With 9 to go I am over two thirds of the way if I complete today. It will get easier the fitter I get. So head down, crack on I plugged away until the end. Blimey how much I needed to stop, the relief was ecstasy. The feeling of achievement immense. Sort of worried in case I can't recover in time to complete Thursday but I am going to do it. I have not come this far to give in. I may fail but I won't quit. Does that make sense?


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  • Don't worry about it, sometimes you just have bad runs and it can knock your confidence a bit. There's no reason you won't be recovered for Thursday so don't think about it!

    I can run over an hour normally and I went out earlier and stopped after 18 mins. It doesn't matter, i'm just tired and needed more rest.

    You will succeed!!!

  • Calculations were never my strong point but it looks like you are pretty fast! It is mentally and physically tough I agree and you seem very strong. It makes sense that you wont quit - you have come so far - but dont say you might fail, you might just not complete a particular run til next time! Iam sending you positive vibes and an encouraging grin - :D

  • Thanks both "Keep On Keeping On" that's my mantra. I think I just need to get some better music on to take my mind off the time....

  • Well done I agree with you I had many battles with myself as I was doing week 7 about if I could finish but my stubborn self won out each time.

    You will be fine for you next run on thr treadmill as you know if you turn the speed down a bit but outside it would be automaticso just slow down a little as you tire it may help.

  • I hated the week 7 music! I switched back to R3W6 and it seemed to go much better plus you get Laura telling you you are a runner at the end!

  • I found week 6 the hardest but week 7 also was a tough one as I think I tried to go too fast and completely exhausted myself. I keep reminding myself that I need to conquer the distance first before speeding up. I took week 8 run 1 a little easier and feel like I have got my confidence back a bit. And I agree week 7 is a bit rubbish! I have mostly enjoyed it up until wk 7!

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