Wowee guys! I did it, I actually did it! it wasn't even that hard, I actually feel like I could have done 25 minutes of running! I'll take you through how I was feeling throughout the 20 minutes:
0-5 minutes = nice and easy jogging, concerned about my speed though as my dad who runs with me (on week 3) is a bit ahead of me, so maybe I need to speed up? I try and keep my speed steady as I run up devil hill, although I'm starting to get a little tired. I reach the 5 min mark as I am starting to go downhill (thank the lord!)
5-10 minutes = To forget about my tiredness I start imagining my crush is running with me and wants me to keep going (sad I know, but it distracted me!) and also planning what I am going to write in this blog post ONCE I have completed the 20 mins. I am starting to get into the swing of it now, and really believing I can do this.
10-15 minutes = I'm starting to get stitch, oh no! Keep going Olivia, you can do it, just picture your crush, keep going! I'm thinking about my running technique and breathing to distract myself.
15-18 minutes = Only 5 minutes to go, forget about your stitch, just keep going! At this point I'm just focused on finishing it off, and I can't believe I'm actually going to be able to do this!
18-20 minutes = As soon as Laura tells me I have 2 minutes left, I decide to count down the 2 minutes to distract myself. Turns out my counting is not so great, as Laura tells me to stop running even though I still have 40 seconds of running left to do in my mind. Because of this, it almost doesn't seem real. I have ran for 20 minutes!
Cool down = My speed obviously increased as I have no idea where my dad is! I travelled 1.9 miles / 3.06 km in the 20 mins, which means that if I ran 5k at the same pace, it should only take 32 mins! Wow, I really can't believe it!
Is it just me, or does W6R1, seem like a step in a backwards direction? Should I skip it or do it?
Thanks for reading my blog, hope you all have had great runs
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