Am i the only person who really struggled with Week 1? I do my runs early morning before other half and kids are awake and enjoy it being so quiet. I am 30, very unfit and haven't ran EVER (even at school in Cross country i was ALWAYS atthe back with a stitch!). I am however DETERMINED that i will do this, i feel epic when i am back, after my shower and for the rest of the day and i am trying desperately to keep up - but must admit to R2 being HARD and on a couple of the runs i simply slowed before Lauras voice came on (and i mean by about 5 seconds max!).
I dont feel very energised at that time in the morning, and we live half way up a valley so I use the 5 min brisk walk going up an incredibly steep hill to get somewhere flattish to run.
I have lost a stone recently but i am still over 14 stone (and 5'5) and therefore overweight. I am enjoying a new healthier lifestyle - i just keep reading how everyone is loving the running - does the mental barrier get better? as thats what i feel it is.
Also should i eat a banana or similar for an instant energy burst say 15-20 mins before i do the run as i wont of eaten since around 6pm the previous night...would this help?
Thanks for reading.......