There seems to suddenly be a lot more running in this week..
Just taken a look at it and yes, there does seem to be a bit more running in wk 6 in total (36 mins overall), but in the gneral scheme of things, the progression through the weeks doesn't seem too much of a jump. I guess for a beginner, that jump from run 8/walk 2 to run 12/ walk 1 might seem a little tough.
If you have trouble with it, maybe add an extra week in with, say, run 10/walk 90 secs or something similar.
If you struggle, add a week and do 2 x 12's and 1 x 8?.
You don't have to stick to the schedule religously, there is scope to mould it to suit.
See how you get on with 3 x 12, you might be suprised.
No worries - best of luck. Unless you'er training for a specific event on a given day, I personally would take these schedules a guidelines rather than gospel as everyone is different.
yes very normal! I think my first ever post on here some years ago was to the effect that for the first 5 mintues I felt like giving up, but got on okay after that. It gets a bit better - I think because you expect it and don't think you can't run, just because you feel bad to start with.
My take on it is that your body is suddenly under some exertion and wants you to stop. Then when it finds out you aren't stopping, it just gets on with it and paces itself. (not v. scientific!)
I am 53 and had not done any fitness routines since my late 20's and I have followed the eight week programme and in the begining it was hard and I thought I would never complete a 30 min run. but with a bit of perseverance and grit I can now run for 30min's and run just over 3 miles. so in short stick with it and you will win out.
Well done. Onwards and upwards from here !
I'm half way through week two of this schedule and already find that after four of my seven 2 minute runs I sort of hit a wall and can't imagine I'm going to make it. But then somehow I do, and my body feels as though it's accepting what's going on, and I guess that's what getting fit actually feels like. Also telling yourself "just two more to go" helps mentally.
Looking at the weeks to come I'm very excited even though I know it's designed to never let up on the effort (or pain!)
My wife got as far as week 3 about 7 years ago. We recently bought a treadmill and she's used it a few times.
I'm going to suggest she starts this schedule and see how she gets on...
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