On Monday I was feeling good. Prepared. Definitely keen. The pep talk I had with myself was working & I was determined not to skive. I thought this might be the week that I started to really like running (cause that has to happen sometime, yeah?).
|I survived the run uphill!|
It's hard to explain, but I just felt so sore this week. Not the aches and pains that I had at the start of C25k, but an ongoing, weak, exhausted feeling from start to finish. Normally I find my pace picks up after the first run/walk interval, as I'm properly warmed up and I have a nice stretch of running before I start to feel tired. Not this week. I felt like I was counting down the seconds for the app to prompt me to walk again, and at the final stretch I had to repeat to myself "just keep running... just keep running". It's so depressing!
I know this must all be because I'm a bad skiver - the programme is set up so you are running three times a week, not once a week - so I hopefully just have to battle through it before things pick up again. But ugh, a couple of bad days do nothing to help a beginner runner battling with motivation issues!
I'm off to the Olympics next weekend so FINGERS CROSSED that I come home all enthused and sporty.
Summary of week five:
+ I am glad I did it.
+ I ran five minutes, eight minutes, five minutes, which is the most I've ever done.
- all of the above.
- weighed myself after four weeks. Have lost nada.
- worst week yet.