Couch to 5K

Worth the wait

I was sat in my house at 9:30pm in my running gear, waiting for my husband to come home from his football session so I could go out for a run. The kids were long since bedded and I was dying to get out for week 5 run 3 - the dreaded 20 mins continuous run. I heard the car pull up outside so I grabbed the Garmin (was interested in my pace this time) and left.

It was a lovely night although the wind had picked up a little. I decided to run out on a country road and back in on the cycle path. 5 minute warm up walk done, "3-2-1, go" said Laura and off I went. 20 mins of non-stop running! I did it! And it was easier than I expected. Indeed, I could have gone further. I had refrained from looking at the Garmin apart from to check my pace twice - both times it was at 10:10mins per mile, so I was surprised, and delighted, to see that my 2nd mile had been 9:54mins. Glad to see my pace has only dropped a little from my pre-pregnancy half marathon pace.

What a buzz! Wk 5 run 3 - 2.89 miles :-)

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Hi backwardpossom,

I read your nice blog. I was always apprehensive to move on after week 4 but I'm glad I did. Well done to you!

Regards, Poweron.

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Thanks Poweron :-)

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Well done! It is a great feeling when that one is done. Keep running. Good luck.

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Thank you, it sure is!

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Well done. It's great when you feel you could go further. Good luck with the rest of the program

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Thank you!

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