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You are not alone!!! I haven't done W4 since the beginning of March but that is also due to moving and getting a dog!
I read an article on SP about mind over matter and you really are not as tired as your body says you are and you just have to reply back, no I am not tired. Imagine yourself gliding down the road (or whatever you are running on) and see yourself further and concentrate on catching up.
I also had to slow WAY DOWN for that 5 minute run. I ended up doing W4D1 and W4D2. I had already planned on doing this week again or until I didn't feel like it was too hard to do.
With my busy schedule, it was taking 10 days to do the 3 runs, and I figured that was not helping. My schedule is slowly easing up and I plan on grabbing the dog and starting up again. I have been running here and there but concentrating more on the dog. I think I'll have to go back to week 3 when I go back to formal C25K work.
Don't give up!
I guess I've been pretty hard on myself....when I got back from my attempted run I felt deflated & discouraged. Now, after all the amazing replies I have had, I am feeling positive & encouraged to move forward at my own pace.
--- Sophia ---
I answered you on another board, but I'll throw in my two cents here too! ;)
No harm in repeating a week... when I did the program, I planned to run each week twice because I was that far out of shape. I knew I would need to go gently, especially at the beginning, so that this could be a continuing activity in my life - not just a do it and get it done to say I did it event, never to be repeated.
Give yourself a break - some days suck, others are much better!
Take care! ;)
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If you feel you are moving through the program too fast, repeat a week as much as you want! There is nothing written in stone that says you have to be where the program wants you on any given day.
I agree with Auntie, some days are just not so great. Put it behind you, and next run will probably be better.
Hang in there, it is worth it!
Today was fun, Today is done, Tomorrow is another one! - Dr. Seuss
I would just repeat week 4. Some runs are just harder than others and there's no real reason why - they just are.
You are doing great so don't let this get you down.... there's nothing wrong with staying at week 4 until you feel comfortable!
"but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:31
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Disneyland Half Marathon Sept 5th 2:14:46
So my training has been going well, up until this point! I was always a bit nervous of W4 & I was just proven right!
I managed the first 3 minute jog, then when the 5 minute jog came my legs turned to lead & I couldn't jog any further. I walked the majority of the time home.
I'm feeling a little discouraged & disappointed that I couldn't complete it, it's the first jog I haven't been able to fully do.
So my question is...do I go back to doing W3 for a few sessions more...try and crack on with W4...or maybe make up my own intervals at say 3 mins & 4 mins or something?
I don't want this to experience to ruin my whole training, I know I've come a long way & I can't expect miracles!
--- Sophia ---