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Week 6, run 2

Decided to really slow down for today's run, as I've been feeling pressured for some reason.

After all, I should be enjoying this shouldn't I?? Somewhere it's got a little lost, so today was an effort to try and relax. The first 10 minute run was surprisingly hard, but by the time around 9 minutes had gone by I was well into the swing of it and was a trifle annoyed when told to slow down and walk.

I noticed recovery was very quick, a sign of improved fitness I guess. The second 10 minutes was fab. As I run in the hills, (foggy as heck today), there are lots of little ups and downs, and today the second 10 finished with a lovely gentle downwards incline. This meant that when I was told there were only 60 seconds left, I was off! Running!! And an extra minute or so as well!

So by taking the pressure off myself, it all slotted into place, and I can honestly say the sparkle is back! Roll on run 3!

PS Have laughed so much at the recent blogs, thank you all, and happy running!

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That's a great blog, Petal! Lovely to have discovered enjoyable running - and in fog too. I haven't tried fog yet on my weather palette. :)


Thanks greenlegs, I always look forward to your comments! Love the thought of a weather palette. Reminds me of the day I started - sheet ice, snow, wind, and a nutter starting week 1 run 1 in their wellies!!


Mmm - bet there aren't all that many that run in wellies! I did do one of my snow runs in walking boots though. Bit heavy, but kept my feet nice and dry.


It was only that first run that the wellies were used - it was all part of my 'disguise', so that people wouldn't think I was attempting to 'run'!!

My trainers came out from then on. Can't imagine using walking boots....


Brill. I've got that run tomorrow and will keep your experience in mind if I'm miserable when I'm a minute or so in.


Hi Sadie, good luck for your run! I think I've been taking it all a bit too seriously - I don't like to be beaten by something I've set my mind on, so put myself under too much pressure. Slow and steady wins!


Running in the fog sounds like fun. Not sure about hills, though. :) Keep up the great attitude!


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