I'm going to start this blog with something positive before going into the negative. I'm still running 3 times a week. And maybe this should be the most important thing, regardless of how far or fast i go - or how I do it.
However I have definitely regressed and I know why. I hate running. In fact I actually despise running. And I'm lazy. When I got to week 9 i just wanted it over and done with so I could then run without the pressure of having to do 30 mins every time. Or at least that's what I told myself. What I actually meant was that I knew I'd be able to stop and walk whenever I wanted.
In the weeks following graduation I tended to run for roughly 30 minutes, but have over the weeks got into the habit of walking a lot more, sometimes if I get a stitch, but often for no reason at all. I am just lazy. I decided to redo week 6 run 1 a couple of times to get some structure (and intervals) back, and then carried on running for a bit after that.
My last 2 runs, I haven't used the podcast, instead I downloaded some new music to see whether that would help. This morning I did 5k in about 43 minutes running and walking (and shivering because it was cold at 6.30am!!), which isnt too bad for me as I've never been anywhere near the 30 minute mark.
I'm moving house next week, so I'll need a new route, and it's an opportunity for a new start, but I'm not sure what to do. Simply maintain my 3 runs a week running and walking when I want? Or maybe redo the programme from week 6 onwards, though if I did this I'm not sure whether I'd end up in the same position I'm in now, again. Or something else.....