I originally planned to do week 1 twice, given my initial difficulty with completing the runs. I'm not sure if I'll be able to make it to 90 seconds of running. Should I try it, and if I can't do it, go back to week 1? On the run 1, when I could run, I was slowing down at the 10 second left mark and was back to a full walk the second I heard my music fade! However, today, I wasn't as anxious to stop running and would continue a couple extra seconds until I got to my goal marker (ie. a tree, pole). This makes me think maybe I should continue to push myself and try to get to the 90 second mark. Do the extra 30 seconds on the breaks make a difference?
I should also note that my next run is supposed to be on Saturday, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to do that one. I'm going on a weekend trip...may try to get up early and find a park or something to run around before my boyfriend gets up, but since it's a holiday and we'll be walking around the city a ton anyway, I'm not going to worry too much about it! So, that means my next run won't be until Monday morning. Will it be harder to get back into it after that long of a break? I could probably run tomorrow night if that would be a better choice!
And like you say you can go back if it is too much...i have repeated weeks. I too can't always keep to the days - due to work but it's ok, just so long as you do have your rest days. I had 12 days off running last month and when i came back - i had my best run ever....so don't worry...really just believe in yourself.....
I TOTALLY agree with this - the programme is designed to be stretching yet achievable at each stage, and as the weeks progress you will probably be surprised at how quickly your body adjusts. Of course everyone is different and you may find the need to stop pushing and to re-do a previous run, but if you don't give the new run a go, you won't know. Just take it steady and run realllly slowly (I'm sure people would have been able to walk past me on some of my early "runs".Dawn wrote:I think it's our minds we have to train as much as anything.
I just did week 9 run 1 after about a fortnight break from illness and I was terrified that I would have lost my fitness and ability to do it, but actually it was ok. Our minds and bodies are sometimes stronger than we think. Give it a go - what have you got to lose? And good luck x
Again - i couldn't agree more. I read someone the other day here saying they listened to audiobooks instead of music. Actually works for me too - I concentrate on the book rather than barriers or reasons i need to stop!..... I am currntly listening to A Tiny little bit marvellous by Dawn French....quite funny!!!Pushingit wrote: it's all mind games you play with yourself