Well, yes I am!
I found a program like the C25K, it's a bridge type program from 5K to a 10K.
I am on week 3, so it is set up like this:
Warm up walk for 5 minutes
Run for 17 minutes, walk 1 minute.
Repeat for a total of 3 times.
Cool down 5 minute walk.
The running intervals increase throughout the 6 week program.
This was what my stats looked like last night!
So, last night when I was running, I was talking to myself the whole time. In my head of course! I maybe a sang a few song lyrics out loud...other than that I don't want others to think I am completely crazy!
I have to give myself encouragement along the way with these longer runs. I tell myself things like.
"Slow down, you have to maintain running longer distances!"
"You are completely fine, your breathing is totally under control, your legs feel great!"
"Don't panic! You feel good right now!"
"You are just sweating, everything else is totally fine!"
"The wind will be at your back in just a little bit"
Crazy? I don't think so, it keeps me going. I can get myself really anxious when running. When I start to panic my whole body starts to shut down and wants to stop. I need to do something to calm me down so I can keep going and not panic.
My last 2 runs have been amazing! It is what keeps me running.
Anyone else do some positive self talk when they are working out?