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!
current weight: 107.0
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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 ---
Pounds lost: 1.6
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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! ;)
Laura ______________________________________ On no account brood over your wrongdoing. Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean. ~ Aldous Huxley ______________________________________
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current weight: -0.5 under
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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!
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