Couch to 5K
52,478 members84,537 posts

W5R1 - fine but sluggish

So, yesterday was Week 5, Run 1. I'd thought it was going to be a killer but it wasn't. The pains in my calf and shins from W4R3 didn't reoccur. In real terms, 15 minutes running was less that the previous week (16 mins) so I don't know why I was fussed, really.

However, I will admit that the shuffle seemed very familiar. I used to pretend to run for many years and even did a 1/2M 20yrs ago (strewth - was it really that long ago?), but if I'm honest, I was shuffling then and I'm shuffling now.

Yesterday's 5km shuffle took nearly 40 minutes - I hope I'm going to get faster one of these days.

Cheers, Graham

2 Replies

Haha Graham, I'm a recently graduated slug, so don't think for a moment that you're alone in that ;)

That you are already doing 5 kms with some weeks left of the programme is absolutely amazing!. You should be justifiably smug and happy about your achievement! Well done!, :)

Just remember (do slugs need reminding?) to keep your next few runs slow and steady, as your body will really need to adjust to the increasing effort you are asking of it. You may need an extra day's rest.

Sounds to me as if you are on a mission to get to graduation now :D Go for it! You can do it, and who gives a darn about the speed you run? You will find that many folk graduate after several 30 minutes runs....and then spend post grad time for increasing their speed and distances!

Enjoy it all, Linda


Thank you Linda - I'm certainly determined to get my fitness back to some semblance of normality. If nothing else, the impact of listening to music while running (and walking, as I'm doing that too) has been fascinating.




You may also like...