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Week 5 day 3 - how did you get through it?


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Hi all,

 

Ive been struggling a bit on week 5 day 3- havent actually tried it yet, been doing day 1 and day 2 several times already. Feel like its such a huge hurdle and need to be in the right headspace to even attempt it as I dont want to fail.

 

I did however manage to run 13 minutes straight today.

 

What are some of your tips or tricks to get through it mentally?

 

Thanks!

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Woo hoo. Finally managed to get over the 20 minute mental hurdle today. Just kept pushing through it and slowed pace down to 8.0km/hr, was the best feeling ever being able to overcome the mental struggle. Now just to see if I can repeat it again :P

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I did day 2 twice then amazingly managed day 3 with only about a 10 second stop after about 5 minutes.  Once I did that I was fine for the rest of the way.  Can't actually believe I managed it.  When I went onto week 6 day 1 today it seemed like a breeze!  One thing I have found is that listening to audiobooks helps me better than music.   Although you don't get the "pace" (and I run incredibly slowly) I find they make me concentrate more on the story and less on how much my legs are hurting!

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Oh i go at 7.5 kph. I was thinking mph. Haha 4 kph is pretty darn slow.

 

This how we lost Mars prob :D :

 

"NASA lost its $125-million Mars Climate Orbiter because spacecraft engineers failed to convert from English to metric measurements when exchanging vital data before the craft was launched, space agency officials said Thursday." http://articles.latimes.com/1999/oct/01/news/mn-17288

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"Brute force" seems to be the way that works for me. I imagine the app as a personal trainer with the support and encouragement of a drill sergeant. Whenever I want to stop even though I know pushing harder isn't going to hurt me, I just imagine what my drill-sergeant-trainer would say to me for wanting to stop. My brain automatically yells at me and it motivates me to keep going because it's usually right. I haven't had to stop for a legitimate health reason yet and each time I push myself a little harder, I usually come out of it feeling great, and suddenly the next day doesn't seem so bad.

 

I'm apprehensive about tomorrow and since I'm changing my scenery, I don't know how well I will do. But I'm going to try!

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