Had to get up at 0430 today as started work at 7 this morning and will finish at 7pm so am planning to go for my next run tonight (if I can keep my eyes open)
Keep it up
Hoping I'll get another two runs in this week. Away for work/social until Sunday. Will check out running tracks along the way.
Hope alls good for you too Catherine - how're the new shoes!?
Hi Ailbhe. Well done on getting out there in the rain and the wind (...I thought it never rains in Ireland? ). Since I started the programme last July, I have surprised myself twice now by buying and reading a Runners World magazine. One thing I read in it once struck a chord with me. Although some think that running can be a solitary pursuit (..indeed the 'me time' is a great attraction!) - the article pointed out that - even when running alone - we are all part of a community of runners around the world. You're part of it - included - even if a marathon is not in your (currnet!) sights.Dunna wrote:Week 3 run 1 today.........I wasn't bothered by the local marathon runners in the park this evening....I felt included!
I finished my Week 2 a few days ago and did Week 3 Run 1 today ..... I had to stop half way through the first 3 min run, not sure if I was just having a bad day as couldn't finish either of them and struggled to run for 1.5mins each time which I was able to do the week before!! Was rather windy and (sorry for grossness) kept getting phlegmy making it hard to breath.
You sound like your doing great so don't get disappointed, I felt a bit down after my run today but I'm doing this for me and if I have to redo this week who cares? If I'm still repeating week 3 at the end of the 9 weeks then I may have to admit defeat
Well done for NOT turning back! Remember - keep your pace as slow as you like. It ain't a race. I think the biggest mistake I used to make is to try too fast too soon. My half-man-half-couch body was not used to being asked to do this running thingy and - not surprisingly - lungs, legs, heart and brain - at times all revolted (yep - revolting legs...). But be kind to them. Slow right down. Find a pae that suits you then make it a bit slower. You'll get there. And it's a great feeling afterwards, yes?Dunna wrote:Mike! Thanks for posting. Loving the support. However. I just finished week 3 run 2. Nearly killed me. Found it such a struggle. Even my ears are sore. Huffed and puffed the whole way!! This is where I could just give up. Was so close to turning back out there today!!
Hi Catherine. Well done - a new week - a new stage! I found the early weeks tough. I think you also have it harder now doing these early stages as the air temperature is low so your lungs, trachea and throat all will complain more that in the warmer months. Don't worry about having to stop in the 3m run. Try slowing down a bit for the 3min run in w3r2 in a couple of days. You'll get there! You are doing great - just look how far you have come already! Keep us posted.... MikeCatherine_M wrote:I finished my Week 2 a few days ago and did Week 3 Run 1 today ..... I had to stop half way through the first 3 min run, not sure if I was just having a bad day as couldn't finish either of them and struggled to run for 1.5mins each time which I was able to do the week before!! Was rather windy and (sorry for grossness) kept getting phlegmy making it hard to breathe.
This really is such great motivation for me and I really appreciate your support. I got on the treadmill today as I am in a hotel for work and I don't think I felt as bad as yesterday. I am really tired at the moment and just don't feel brilliant health wise but I don't want to use that as an excuse. As long as I keep going I know I'll manage. I am a bit of a quitter!! I tend to give up when he going gets tough. That's why inlike the forum - if I keep posting I think I'll keep trying. Last week I thought I'd never manage three mins and now I'm thinking the same about next weeks five. Catherine I try and remind myself when I'm struggling that half of the difficulty is in my head. Self belief is everything and if you tell yourself you can't do something then you are right - but only because you don't believe it yourself. Another thing I learned years ago and I usually relate this to fear but it's relevant here too is that you only have to take one more step to keep going. As long as you keep taking one more step you'll be doing it. As Mike says - speed really doesn't matter. I'm not thinking too far ahead. I just want to do this one run At a time. So when you're out there - keep the faith!!
Keep posting - you two are keeping me motivated!! Catherine - It's like we have a personal trainer in Mike!!