Couldn't summon the energy to write anything last week. It was a busy week along with a considerable increase in the running.
I managed the 20 mins of week 5 run 3 on Monday, it was hard mentally at 5 minutes in (“I've got HOW LONG to go?”) and physically I was ready to stop at 15 mins but I did it. It is important for me to know that the programme has prepared me for this, otherwise I might have just given up.
Every blog on this site says that week 6 run 1 was a strangely difficult one, given that logically it should be easier. I gave myself extra stress for this run by arriving at the gym later than I'd meant to and trying to finish it before I had to be at a scheduled BodyBalance class. I was so worried about the timing that I forgot to worry about whether I was finding it easy or hard!
Saturday was the last time I ran and I did week 6 run 2. I’ve discovered that I don’t like running in the mornings, I usually try to get out of bed and go straight to the gym on Saturday. Every time I have done this I have had stiffness in my lower back which is uncomfortable to run with. I guess I should do some stretches before I start. I suppose that by evening I have mobilised my body a bit better and I don’t feel like this in the evenings at all.
I should have done week 6 run 3 last night but I spent yesterday doing a lot of walking about at New Lanark and topped it off with a 5k hike up to the Falls of Clyde which were lovely (bit steep for running though!) I knew I wasn’t going to manage anything in the evening.
Overall I just feel like I’m flagging and this is the point where the runs become more intense! Hopefully I have a better week this week.