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bit discouraged today

Have been working steadily and keeping myself going reading other peoples' blogs, for which many thanks everyone. Then today was W7 run 3, should have been easy as I managed wk 6 and w7 runs 1 and 2 which were identical. But today it was just too hard and - so much for endurance and stamina building - i gave up halfway. No good reason - had my day off since the last one, reasonable amount of sleep. Only difference was that at the point i gave up it was slightly uphill and wind in my face. can wind really make that much difference?

so now should i do that run again, or shall i add the three minutes and try w8 run 1 on Sunday or Monday?

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Wind is HORRIBLE! I find it makes a massive difference - it takes every bit of energy I have, I absolutely DETEST running in wind! So it could be that, or just a difficult run which you'll never know the true reason of. Chalk it up to experience, have your rest day and continue on :) I say put W8R1 podcast on but with the view to running W7R3. Once you hit 25 minutes, see how you feel to see if you can run the extra 3 mins. If not, don't worry, you'll do it next time. Good luck!

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well thank you,that's v reassuring,maybe it was the wind (or not, never mind) and thanks for the suggestion. sounds like a good idea

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Wind and an incline are a combination of the devil. It's amazing how much extra energy they require. I go with NewbieRunner. Try W8R1 but be prepared to treat it as W7R3 if you need to.

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Running into the wind is really hard and energy sapping, just take your rest day and go out again, don't be discouraged. You can definately do it.

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many thanks for the encouragement both. i can do that run the other way round so should be less windy on that uphill stretch, so fingers crossed for next time

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