Just got in from Run 2. Must have looked like a beetroot and God knows what I sounded like at the end of the running section. Probably like a puffing billy! Is anyone else aware of being a noisy breather, gasping for air at the end or is it just me?!
Didn't get a chance to blog about run 1 as I had to go up to South Wales on Friday to visit my aunt. Both runs have gone ok, as in I've got through them. Run 1 was a real struggle and I suspect it was because only 24 hours previously we'd done a lot of running, mostly tag sprinting, at boxing class on Thursday evening. So my legs were probably still recovering from that.
But I've had a full day off yesterday so should've been back to full strength today. I think others have posted before that Week 6 seems a struggle after completing the 20 minute run from week 5 and I'd have to agree. I changed my route today thinking that might help but did wonder if I'd gone a bit too far turning right away from home instead of left back towards home when I left the park. But it worked about about right in the end with my cool down walk ending just yards from my front door.
I'm now starting to seriously worry how I'll ever do 25 minutes on Tuesday evening. I guess I'll have to keep repeating the mantra over the next 48 hours - trust in Laura!
Noisy breathing I can relate too, I think I would take the gold medal if there was such a competition I'm asthmatic too so if I've really pushed myself hard the old wheeze can start up too, adds another instrument to the orchestra
Don't worry about week 6, you've done the prep so you can do this run. I think most of us had a visit from the old demon monkey that week, but think positively, don't worry, relax and start slowly, get into a steady comfortable stride and all will go well. Forget about speed, its not impostant at this stage in your running, what matters is keeping going for the time. We are all routing for you and all the others who are working through this brilliant programme.
Its works, believe in the programme and most important of all believe in yourself.