Week 6 this week - and Run 1 was tough - mostly because I stupidly thought that, having run 20 minutes non-stop at the end of Week 5, I could now greatly increase my pace - bad mistake! I managed to complete the run, but the last interval was more of a stagger than a run. Even though I completely realized that it was just a foolish error and if I am more sensible for R2 this week it is likely to be fine, the demons were back in my head again, rubbing their hands in glee at the possibility of me giving up. So in an attempt to drown them out and also get some stress free exercise today, I went for a swim and it was marvelous. Firstly I was happily made aware how much my endurance capacity had increased, thanks to my much improved fitness since starting C25K, and also it was a totally relaxing way exercising, no stresses and strains on any muscles or joints (maybe my shoulders will ache a bit in the morning, but that's okay). So feeling much more confident again and ready to face W6 R2 tomorrow - and I'll be sensible this time!
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