Hi I'm a recent c25k graduate and have done 3 consolidation weeks of 3x5k. Not interested in focusing on increasing speed only but would like to progress with my running. My 5k time is about 32mins and I've done a couple of 40min runs in the last week so feel ready for this plan. Is there anyone else about to start or recently started so I have a run buddy? Do any of you who have experienced this plan have any tips other than usual take it easy, avoid injury, drink loads, stretch and strength. Looking forward to my new journey.
Stating Ju Ju's magic running plan tomorrow - Bridge to 10K
Bridge to 10K
Grannytobe welcome and you are in the right place. Well done on your 3 weeks consolidation, a lot of people forget to do that or only do it half heartedly so well done on staying committed.
I have just completed the Juju plan this week and it's flown by so quickly, it's been a remarkable and enjoyable journey I actually enjoyed it better than c25k with the support of this forum. I find there are people at different points on the Juju plan, it really doesn't matter though, everyone is supported.
I wish you the best with Juju, my advice is print off the plan so you make yourself accountable to it. One think which helped me stick to the plan was to make sure everyrun was different e.g. lunchtime run in the City of London, a midday run around my local parks and a Saturday morning parkrun. This worked for me.
Keep us posted.
Thank you for your support. Hubby is a runner so we head out together in different directions. I love picking and choosing my run areas. Luckily I live in scenic northern Scotland so have loads of good runs to choose from. Well done in completing this plan. Happy running
Good luck! Was about to do the same but dodgy calf has put me back a couple of weeks. Will be interested to see how you find the new plan. Best wishes
I think you’ll really enjoy this. I did the time version first and am now part way through the distance version. I’ve had to modify it to fit with the complications of Life, but it’s really easy to adapt. Printing it xx out worked for me, as there’s a useful place for notes as well as the plan. Enjoy! 👏🏼😄
Hi Grannytobe. Your post has given me a push to join in too as I’ve been thinking about doing this for a few weeks but so far have stuck to 5K (not in 30 mins!). I ran today so will make Monday my official start on JuJu’s plan. I tend to have more time on a Monday so will try to make that the “long” run. Like you, I’m not keen on putting too much pressure on myself as to whether I do the 60min or the 10K as I’m very much enjoying running and don’t want to spoil it!
Enjoy your run tomorrow. 😀
Thank you for joining me and glad to give you that push. Good luck on monday. My long run will be friday, short Tuesday 🤞
hi Grannyhugs and NewRunner4 , I'll be starting Ju-Ju's magic plan tomorrow. I finished c25k at the end of June and have been consolidating and getting to 5k since then. I more or less run 5k every week (much slower than you) and I've done some long runs above 50 min, so I'm going to try the distance version. If it's too much, I will change back to the time version It's good to know that there will be others starting at the same time
Hey, I’ve just started to work my way thru this plan. Just finished week 1. Il be doing it slowly as I generally run twice a week. My aim is 60 mins, speed isn’t my thing! Good luck 😀😀
Yay we now have a relay team that will make the 60min run easier. 2718281 , NewRunner4
:):) great!! good luck next week!
Good luck with starting the plan. I'm planning on starting it in a few weeks after my half term hiking holiday in Scotland.
Have a fantastic holiday, hope the weather is kind to you. I stay in Inverness and we’ve had great running weather- only 1 wet run since I started 12 weeks ago
Thank you, I'm planning on walking Ben Nevis and then a few Monroe's over the week. Good luck with the 10k or 60 mins
You will love it Grannytobe...same advice as before, plenty of fluids, take your long run nice and slow etc...and follow roseabi who is running the current Juju's magic plan and offers weekly advice etc.
Good luck 🏃♀️👍
We'll done for starting on the Magic Plan. I found it hard to continue running without a plan after I graduated from C25K so started the MP to get some structure back. Just finished Week 4 with an 8k run yesterday which I could never have imagined doing. Like you I started off with timed Plan but after a couple of weeks found the distance one worked better for me. I use Strava to record my runs and found the 0.5k prompts helped me more than just a timer at the half way point to turn round (I run mostly on a former railway track so the only hills are gentle ones!).
Good luck with your journey towards 10k!