Couch to 5K
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All the prep was there, so why did it seem so difficult?

When running is good, it's great. When it's bad, it's terrible!

So before I go out for a run I try do my bit to ensure it goes well, I like to get a decent nights sleep the night before, I eat well through the day (I run after work), I try to keep mobile as much as my desk job allows and drink plenty of water through the day. And 9 times out of 10 this seems to work for me as I really enjoy the run, my times are constantly improving (i'm around 4 minutes faster for 5k than I was at Graduation in April) and really feel like I'm "getting somewhere".

But last night it felt terrible. 5 minutes into the run I was shattered and I have no idea why. I couldn't control my breathing, my legs felt heavy and, forgive me for being crude, but I was sweating buckets! I staggered to my finish but I did not enjoy that run at all.

Isn't it strange how for some reason on a given day your body just says "Not tonight son!"

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I have never understood why some runs are not 'right'. Like you say, everything should be well under control and for whatever reason it all goes to pot. However, well done for finishing and not giving up! And it's great that you are faster than when you graduated :) I hope your next run is better and you can enjoy being out there next time.


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