Couch to 5K

An extra run without Laura!

After my exertions of the weekend my legs have been quite stiff. I was keen to get a run in to try to ease my legs but didn't want to commit to doing the next run of week 8 and fail. So I left Laura at home and took my sister instead. I was aiming to just do a run with no target and happy to stop when I felt I had done enough, perhaps 20 mins.

We jogged and chatted and I suddenly realised that I was on my 3rd lap of the park that I normally only do 2 laps of! My sister has an app on her phone and we had done 30 mins, 2 more than my longest run to date. She asked if I wanted to stop but I felt that I could keep going. I decided at that point to try for 37 mins as my previous pace would get me close to 5k so I pushed on and somehow managed to get to the 37 mins. And the best news is that we had done 4.6k, just 400m short of the magic 5k! I was amazed.

On to the rest of week 8 on Thursday and hopefully 28 mins will feel relatively easy now that I know I can make it to 37 mins.

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That is brilliant!! Well done!


Well done! Can I borrow your sister? About 5.30 tomorrow morning would be great!


Ha ha, I'll send her round! Although she's not at her best in the morning!


Nice going... wooohooo ... as you said, the rest of the programme is supremely do-able now. Lots of luck for your last few runs to graduation! Cheers, Linda ;)


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