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Week 8 Run 3

Well completed it today having had just one days break since R2

This was the first time I felt very leaden and heavy footed towards the end of the run and quire frankly running another two minutes seemed a forlorn hope I was knackered at the end LOL

I think i will leave it two or three day to recover before I embark on week 9

Ah well 3 more runs to go then I can go back to being a couch potato hehehehe

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Yeah, plump up the cushions and put the white wine in the fridge. Your sofa if. You can't get this far and then give it all up. There's a whole world of running out there, come rain or shine.

Enjoy your running and good luck with W9!


The problem is I just don like running I will complete the course but will miss the discipline it brings to training and whilst my improvement from week 1r1. Is amazing I don't feel fitter or better than I was 8 weeks ago


Eight weeks ago you couldn't run for 28 minutes, could you? That is a measure of fitness. How else are you going to gauge your fitness? Once you finish the course, you can take the pressure off yourself, ease back the pace a bit and just run for fun. Try running in a different environment, maybe with other people or perhaps at a Park Run. I find it hard to get my head round your situation, because most people here, myself included, have been amazed at how much they enjoy running against expectation.

I found lots of the runs a slog because I was trying too hard, but determination got me to the end and now I just love to run, where I want, when I want and at the right pace for me. Simply knowing that I am fit enough to be able to do this is enough for me.

Good luck with W9 and I hope you discover the sheer joy that most of us experience when we run.


Thx for your encourging words You say "most people here have been amazed at how much they enjoy running against expectation" which of course means some don't and perhaps I am just one of them

I have never really liked running so the challenge of C25K was to actually do it not to change my view on running

Riding a bike is far more fun and I will probably do just that post C25K


That's fair enough, but I would say it takes a bit longer than 9 weeks for some of us to find out we enjoy it. There was an interesting thread on the Guardian running blog on this theme recently:

Not to try and change your mind - enjoy your bike if running's really not for you. :-)


A cyclist.....well my sons a cyclist and I know they are a different breed. Good luck and keep fit


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