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Staying Motivated

Connie1972
Connie1972

Hello all! I’m currently doing the 10k, I just finished week 9 r 2. I can’t stay motivated, please help.

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Stephen_UK
Stephen_UKGraduate10

Hi Connie. It’s an amazing achievement to have got this far. Where are you up to in terms of distance?

I’m currently running 8 k! Thanks

Stephen_UK
Stephen_UKGraduate10 in reply to Connie1972

You’re closer to 10K to 5K. Surely you want to see all that effort pay off? I would do everything you can push on to 10K and then decide what you do next.

backintime
backintimeGraduate10

Which programme are you following ?

The couch to 10k extension!

backintime
backintimeGraduate10 in reply to Connie1972

Sorry, I wasn't sure as I am on the magic 10k plan which is 8 weeks long. I wasn't sure as you wrote week 9.

Whatever programme you're following you are doing great !!

I’m not sure the name, it’s the bridge to 10k. It has 12 weeks, then you’ll run a 10 k. Sometimes it seems as if I haven’t gotten far enough. I guess I have, I started the 5 k in January 2019. I’m still at it, that’s why I don’t want to stop.

backintime
backintimeGraduate10 in reply to Connie1972

Don't stop, you've come this far ! What made you start running ?

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Are you following Magic 10 ?

Connie1972
Connie1972 in reply to Oldfloss

No, I didn’t do the magic 10, I stayed with the couch to 10 k. I already finished the 5k

Hey oldfloss! What happened to my graduation badge. I received it in March

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Connie1972

You don't get a badge on here until you have done 10K...😊

Connie1972
Connie1972 in reply to Oldfloss

I’m talking about the one I received when I finished the 5k

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Connie1972

That will be there when you are on the C25K forum...

Connie1972
Connie1972 in reply to Oldfloss

Ok, thanks a lot!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Connie1972

Which Couch to 10K???

Connie1972
Connie1972 in reply to Oldfloss

I’m not following magic 10, I think my program is couch to 10k. It’s actually a 12 week program

Connie1972
Connie1972 in reply to Oldfloss

I’m using the 10k on my running tips.com

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Connie1972

Did you Graduate 5K on the C25K programme?

Connie1972
Connie1972 in reply to Oldfloss

Yes! I graduated in March, my badge was there, but not anymore.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Connie1972

Sorry I can't find you! Got you.. that took ages... But... I found you on the March Graduation badges ! Your badge is there:already, it was awarded then :)) It only shows on a main comp and not on some phones...:)

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

Tell me a bit more about yourself - what made you start running in the first place?

I started running to try and lose weight. I wanted to get active because I didn’t do say type of exercise. I’m currently doing weights as well. All of my runs have been on a treadmill, I’m nervous to run outside. Maybe that’s why I’m getting a little bored.

Franglaise
FranglaiseGraduate10 in reply to Connie1972

I think you may have hit the nail on the head there. I used to love my treadmill but then I went outside one day and my treadmill is gathering dust nei. Is your plan a short run followed by medium run then longer run in the week? If so maybe try outside for your shorter run...see how you like it and stop you getting bored. There are lovely sights and vitamin E and fresh air to boot. I just earned my 10k badge but its only 2 weeks ago I was where you are now...so keep going, 2 weeks is nothing and the badge is so worth the effort.

Thank you so much! I need a little boost.

Lavender1962
Lavender1962Graduate10

Yes, I agree with Franglaise that you should go outside. There is no comparison. The fresh air, nature etc helps the time go by more quickly. Running outside might just change your mindset. Just a reminder, it might take a couple of runs to adjust. Go slowly! Good luck with reaching 10k. You’re almost there. 🏃‍♀️😀

Thank you for all the encouragement.

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