You probably need to slow way down.
I completed W3D2 today. It wasn't bad at all, but I kept looking at the time during my last 3 minute run segment. It probably didn't help that I was running up a slight hill, it was cold and drizzly, and I'm working on changing my running form. I was running improperly from W1 - W2, and my knees killed me. I am definitely a LOT slower now that I'm paying attention to my feet. I've been doing 16-17 minute miles, and today I managed to do a 15 minute mile. I intentionally walk slow during my walk segments, so I can recover enough to run the entire 3 minutes without wanting to stop.
I still don't know if I'm landing on the ball of my foot properly, my calves were really tight toward the end. I'm not sure if that's because I was working muscles I wasn't working when I ran incorrectly, or if it's because I'm landing too much on my forefoot.
I did w5d3 tonight and it felt awesome. Going into every run I have wondered how I was going to do it, but I always push through and today was no different. I jog with a friend and it was tough on both of us. We checked and saw we were 7 minutes in and she said she wanted us to at least get to 8 and I said I thought we should try to push through to 10 minutes, (We were planning a 30-60 seconds recovery walk if needed). Well at 10 minutes we were still going and the next time I checked the app we had 5 minutes left and neither of us wanted to stop when we were so close. I noticed when I really struggled it personally helped me to try to pick up speed (even if it was only for 5-10 seconds). I struggle with a rhythm sometimes and that seemed to help reset me. If you asked me 5 weeks ago if a 260lb woman (with a cold) could jog for 20 minutes I would have told you it was impossible. Amazing what the body can do.
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