Posted: 30/09/2014 at 11:12
Well done on your park runs KattC - you're doing great with them! Getting under 40 mins is brill, I'd love to get to that stage!
I'm not sure I'm running too fast bigeater, I honestly don't think I can run any slower, but at the last 5 min run I just feel like I've not had enough time to recover from the previous run (90 seconds walk). I think if I could have another minute just to get my breath back I'd be able to do it, so I'm thinking about cheating a little and pausing the podcast for a minute before attempting the last run to give myself a slightly longer walking break. I would feel as though I had cheated though so I'm not sure. I'll see how the next run goes and how I feel at the time.
I definitely do the trick of running lamp post to lamp post, or to the next wheelie bin! Usually I tell myself just to go to there then I can stop if I want although I never usually stop, it's just psychological. Right at the end I've found that it isn't so much being out of breath that makes me stop, it's that my legs don't feel like they can keep moving any more and it feels like they're not a part of me if that makes sense
I do love getting a lot of hellos from all the other runners I see - a man overtook me running and turned back just to wave and say good morning which was lovely. Makes me feel like part of a wee community, especially on here!