I’ve been having personal training from November. Not really had a plan just ran when I felt like it. Had been managing everything quite easily not too easy but was only getting tired and ready to stop near end of sessions sometimes could have done more after a short break. Last week I had been finding longer running easier. My PT told me to see how far I could run. I managed 5k and only really started struggling towards the end. Today we did 6k and it was the hardest run ever. Not so much the actual route tho there were a few slight hills. I just struggled to keep going. Even the first 1k was harder than usual. My PT could tell I was struggling but I think he knew better than to stop me. I have constantly told him and proved I can do more than he thinks. So he just encouraged me and kept checking I was ok. It was my longest run yet so pleased I did it but I am disappointed I struggled so much. Last week the 5k was far easier than even the first 3k today. So yea last week I could probably have done at least another 1 or even 2k I think even if I had done 10 it wouldn’t have been as hard as today.
I am thinking I’ve pushed myself a bit much this week doing at least 1k every day with some days 2 or 3k. I’m thinking tomorrow rest day and next Wednesday and maybe one in middle.
After proving my PT wrong about how much I can manage he had finally started realising he had underestimated me. He was all for me signing up to do 10k in April which I will still be doing. Saying I could start earlier and walk bits now he is saying he doesn’t know if I’ll manage it and I don’t want to be walking. I think he has said this knowing well that I will push myself more just to prove him wrong again.
well got my last session with him next week I’m determined I will not struggle as much and I will push myself more to prove I will get to 10k by April. He’s said he will do an extra session at end of next month aiming for 8k well I would love to do 8k next week or over 8k by end of next month.