Completed Week 6 run 1 last night, after the high of successfully completing the 20min run at the end of week 5, which I had been dreading.
So, W6R1, 8 minute run maximum section....easy after a 20 min run? Well, no! I somehow felt I struggled more in my 8 min run than in the 20 minute run last week! How strange.
I have noticed throughout all the programme so far, how much different factors effect whether you have a 'good' or 'bad' run. Running in torrential rain...difficult to get out the door, but exhilarating and refreshing once you are out. Running in the heat....hard and exhausting, much more difficult to control breathing. Running with PMS, heavy legs. Running after PMS (sorry if TMI) great for cramps, feel much better for having a run. Etcetera.
Am still going pretty slowly, but feel I am making progress with my fitness, and perhaps more importantly, feeling a slow shift from the constant negative inner monologue to one with glimmers of hope, feelings of positivity and moments of pride in myself.