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Running happy to 6k!!!

Running happy to 6k!!!

My first proper post in this forum. After graduating couch to 5k in mid December I ran 6k on Christmas Eve then picked up a back injury and didn't run for 2 weeks. After a couple of shorter recovery runs I did a fairly comfortable 5k a couple of days ago and today managed 6k in a time 3 minutes quicker than Christmas Eve.

Feeling confident now that I can make 10k by the end of February, just trying to decide if I should just step it up gradually each week or follow a set plan (JuJu's?).

Any thoughts from more experienced runners would be very welcome but just want to say I am loving my running and am continuously amazed at what Couch to 5k and the support of all on the forums has done for me.

Happy running.

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Well done that's really good going, very nice time too! Can't say that I am experienced, I'm doing Juju's plan too. I too had a bit of an injury over Christmas and just managed to do 8km the other day. I am going to follow on, taking it very easy, repeating weeks if necessary until I feel ready to move on. I won't push it though and if it feels wrong I will stop.

It is amazing though, you are right. Can't believe I managed 8km! Good luck, I think you will do just great.

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Thanks and your 8k is a great achievement

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Well done on that run Chris, very respectable time 😊

Being a good few years younger than me, you’d probably do well following Ju-Ju’s plan. I, on the other hand, decided on 5 runs a fortnight which was going good til my foot flared up. I rested it for a few days and did some gym work only to get shin splints after 3k on the treadmill πŸ™„

Another enforced rest me thinks 😀

Keep it up mate, you’re doing good πŸƒπŸƒπŸƒπŸ˜Š

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Thank you and really sorry to hear you are having a few issues, keep the faith, plus remember Spring is on the way!!!, warmer runs 😁

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I used Juju’s plan to first get me to 10k. It does stretch a little each week, which is what you would do yourself anyway, but it means you have a set plan ( I love a plan). You can of course consolidate a week whenever you wish to.

As I did the longer runs I listened to Sami Murphy, so I had 10 minute runs, 1 minute walk. It boosted my confidence such that I knew I could run 10k none stop...........so I did!

Go for it, but listen to your body throughout.

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Thanks for the advice.

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Because of your recent injury I would say take it steady and build the distance. Then when you consolidate that new distance you can look at improving pace.

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Yes I think so, 5 or 6k for the next few runs then look at the next step.

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Here is Ju’s first week.....not all long runs

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Find the other weeks runs on pinned posts.

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I'm doing Ju Ju's plan but a bit slower as I haven't always managed 3 runs a week.

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Thanks Carolyn

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By the way I've just done 6k in a similar time to you πŸ˜€

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That's great, I feel that's a comfortable pace, if I run slower I lose rhythm

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I'm on ju-ju's plan too. It's working great and I find it really helpful to have a goal and specific runs to do, otherwise I easily lose motivation and find excuses not to go out. It's also great as you can do it slower if you need to and mix up the runs in the week depending on how much time you have.

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