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F.A.I.L. - First Attempt In Learning

I guess it had to happen at some point. There was always going to be one run that was going to trip me up, and tonight's run was the one. I'm actually a little surprised that it hasn't happened before, but such is life...

I'm not exactly sure what went wrong. The first three minute run section was fine. The next run section of five minutes was OK, although I struggled a bit in the final 45 seconds or so. The next three minute section was pretty much the same as the first had been, so I thought I'd recovered. A minute or so into the final five minute second and I discovered that everything was definitely not OK and I came grinding reluctantly to a halt. Walked for 30 seconds, started running again, but no; less than a minute later there was nothing there.

I didn't think I was doing anything different from the first run of this week, but tonight it just didn't happen for me; which is a bit of a disappointment.

So, rest, regroup, and try again in a couple of …

Week 3 in the bag

So, after my "triumphant return" to the plan last week, I did one more repeat of the week 2 run and decided to move on to week 3.

The runs this week were definitely more demanding, but not excessively so, and definitely not as tough as I'd thought they might be.

Clearly I'm not going to get complacent, there's still a long way to go and I'm not looking forward to those longer runs in the second half of the plan; I really think I will struggle with those. Having said that, thousands (if not millions) of people have completed it, so it must be possible.

Anyway, week 3 done without mishap, so now it's take a rest then move on to week 4...

Starting again

So, nearly 9 months after a bad flare up of tendonitis put paid to my previous attempt to do this, I've finally taken the plunge and decided to start again. Now that the evenings are that bit lighter and definitely getting longer, there didn't really seem like any real reason for putting it off any longer.

I will be honest, the thought of going back to the very start filled me with dread; I simply couldn't face those seemingly endless (although in fact, only eight) repetitions of one minute, so I decided to see if I could pick up where I was forced to leave last time around on week 2. The worst that could happen was that I found I couldn't do it and would need to go back to the very start after all.

As it happened, I needn't have worried. despite there being a whole extra 90 seconds of running in week 2 compared to week 1, I managed it pretty easily. It seems my rehabilitation back to fitness to allow me to reassume my refereeing duties had done enough to allow me…