fatgirlrunning, well done on getting through week 3. It's so easy to make excuses isn't it? Must admit I'd be finding it really hard to get out the door if I wasn't meeting my friend. Roll on the lighter evenings!
Elllie, that's a great goal to have! I very much doubt the race will be closed when you finish, keep up the training and you'll do yourself proud I'm sure. How did it go with the running club?
Katt, good idea to take it easy this week before Sunday. You know you've done the distance before so you'll be fine, stick to your pace and try not to head off too fast or get swept along with others. So exciting, good luck!
2nd run of week 2 last night. 3R/2W x 6, again accidentally added on an extra 3 milns. I think we must be too enthusiastic, we just start running again when my watch beeps without checking if we've come to the cooldown! 2.69 miles in 40 mins including the 5 min warm up and cooldown. Looking at the splits, we actually went slightly faster than Monday but didn't notice it
Going to do some yoga tonight, then last run of the week tomorrow.
Ellie, congrats on your outside 5k, what a great feeling it must have been! Are you planning to increase the distance or work on speed next do you think?
Silverstar, that Zombie app sounds like brilliant. I'd probably have got it if I didn't have my running buddy.
Dr Foggy, well done on getting out there and great news that it felt easier than last week.
We did our first 3R/2W x 6 on Monday and it felt ok. We intentionally went steady so we weren't gasping to finish before each 3 min run was over. Accidently did an extra 3 mins at the end instead of starting the 5 min cooldown, oops! We did 2.69 miles in 40 min including the warm up and cool down, so really pleased.
Off out again tonight, although absolutely chucking it down and really windy! Hoping it eases off for later!
Get well soon Silverstar.Sounds like you did fab on your last run!
Thanks again for the welcome everyone. It's great motivation to see you all getting out there and progressing.
Katt, I sympathise with the tight ITB, I often forget about stretching then suddenly remember when I wake up and my right hip is screaming at me! Is that a 10k race you're doing this weekend?
Lynds, the breathing will start to feel easier the more you do. Although I always find the first 10 mins are the hardest, after that I find I get into rhythm once my body and lungs have warmed up properly. A tip about running shoes, once you've picked a pair you're comfy in, note the brand, name and size then search online to get them cheaper. You can often get last seasons for half the price. (Most of the time the only difference are the colours!)
Starting week 2 and going to attempt 3 min run, 2 min walk x 6 tonight. My friend has mapped out the route this week (mostly flat thankfully!) and I've got my Garmin programmed up to beep when we need to change. Excited to get out there and see how we get on