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I have been doing Jogscotland for 5 weeks, nearly 6, and I actually feel like I am getting the running 'bug' now- love the feeling of 'I did it', the change in my body shape, etc etc.
I know this sounds pretty stupid though, but the runs are feeling a lot harder now as we are running more than walking (2/1 for eg). At what point does running NOT feel like a mammoth effort? Is it when I get to the stage of being able to run continuously for 20 mins or more, or before?
I realise no two people are the same, but I am concerned that if every run I do going forward is going to feel tougher mentally and physically that I will not last the course. I like so many want running to not feel like a mammoth effort every time, and for the whole run to be totally enjoyable, rather than getting that feeling at the end. I guess I am looking for re-assurance that there will be a point in the not too distant future when the run is easier...
But I just feel at the moment I am almost going backwards- I can just about complete what I have to do but it is tough. I have not had to quit yet, but there are times where I think I will not get to the end (even though I have, albeit approx. 4.3mph lol). I know we are told never to compare ourselves to others, but when you are lagging quite a bit behind the pack, it can be disheartening.
Having said that, I am absolutely loving Runner's world, the adrenaline rush, and I cannot wait to be able wear some decent fitness gear. I have even being doing strenght exercises in the gym twice a week too! Having your tops falling off your shoulders, and your trousers falling down at the waist can only be a good thing!
Sorry to have a rant, but would love to get some feedback on this, good or bad.