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I took [personal profile] dcltdw's advice and ran a lot slower and a little longer. The self-hatred was much less. It still wasn't fun, but I am kind of neutral about myself right now, which given history is a big win. The good news is I kept my sub 12 minute mile pace for half a mile without stopping to walk. I know that's only a 1/3 of the goal, but it still felt encouraging that I my "slow" pace was the pace I need to maintain.

Sadly the data on the GPS watch seems to be corrupted, so now I can't trust what it said, so who knows. maybe I didn't. I claims I did a 13:15 overall pace over 2 miles and my first mile was 12:27. Given that I was focusing on not making myself miserable, that's not so bad.

The bottom line is I did the running and it hasn't triggered full mental health issues and that's a qualified good.

Date: 2017-04-24 10:09 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mathhobbit
Hooray! I refuse to run at all, so you're waaay ahead of me!

Date: 2017-04-24 10:27 pm (UTC)
dcltdw: (Default)
From: [personal profile] dcltdw
Wait, what? I thought you were on week 2, which is jog 90 sec, walk 120 sec, repeat for 20 mins.

So, on the one hand, it's cool that you can go a half-mile. Also unsurprising.

On the other hand, the plan exists for a reason. If you want to prevent an injury, follow the plan. If you just keep trying to go for 1.5 miles without doing intervals, I'm guessing in 6-10 weeks, you'll be sidelined with an injury of the form "can't run 400m without significant pain for 2 months".

So yay for qualified good! But get back to the plan. There are a lot of subtleties going on in 9 weeks, of which injury prevention is only one of many.

Date: 2017-04-25 02:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dcltdw
Gotcha. Good plan.

My hope (that, really, I don't have a clue if it'd work or not) is that by doing vastly easier intervals, you can overwrite the triggering thoughts.

Date: 2017-05-01 05:39 pm (UTC)
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Running for 1/2 mile and not hating yourself sound like great improvements! I basically always always need to run slower. I have found that if I succeed at making myself slow down enough, I actually feel -good- after a run instead of just done. It's not something I'm good at though.

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