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Aniroc192

Stuck on W6D2

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hi everyone, I have been lingering on here since I updated the app a month ago or so. I want to say it is you guys that got me through W5D3, but now I'm having a hard time with W6D2. Those double runs just get me so bad. Before when I would get tired with D3 of W5 I would just tell myself "10 more minutes and you're done!" But now I'm afraid to move on from W6D2 because I'm struggling SO much with it. I've tried adjusting my breathing and I'll be fine for a couple minutes, then I start panicking I guess...my mind just trips into the old breathing pattern and idk why. Today is another run day and I'm trying to decide if I should stick with D2 until I get it or I should just move on to D3 and keep going (I've already done D2 twice). Any tips/motivation anyone can give? I don't know why 10 min is so hard when I've done 20 min already!

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You've done so well so far and that's a wonderful accomplishment!

 

I think I've seen a lot of people here repeat entire weeks. Maybe if you did the W6D3 run and completed it, it would give you confidence again and allow you to repeat week 6 and get through the entire week successfully. 

 

Maybe trying to slow your run pace just a bit too - that tends to help me with those longer runs (the interval runs get me too, but I tend to run faster during those shorter runs, so maybe you're just going too fast during those runs right now). Maybe if you treat it as one long run...pace yourself for a long run mentally and then once you reach the end of the interval, you'll have gas in the tank left.

 

Good luck - you got this!!!

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I did it! I finished the week strong (I started it over on Monday like SteveJ recommended) and today I finished w6d3 for the first time, without stopping! I kept having to push myself but knowing that the community is here really motivated me, so thank you!!! Now just looking at all of next week and I need to pump myself up again for Monday, lol!

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