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Should I carry on with week 9 of couch to 5 k for a bit

sharfeuch
sharfeuchGraduate
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Did my first run of 5 k graduate this eve and first time ever after15 mins I could not carry on the only thing I did have a Macdonalds 2hours earlier ? Should I do another week of 5kw9 ?

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colleyflower
colleyflowerGraduate

I don't think you need to repeat the run unless you have a hankering to hear Laura again! I think most people have a bad run every now and then, and it's often hard to pin down a reason for it. Is it possible that you set off too fast, that used to get me fairly regularly when I was a recent graduate, I'm getting better at pacing myself now

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Hidden
HiddenGraduate

A runner eating Macdonalds!! Oh no!!!

You will always get bad runs or bad days ~ I find that they generally get followed by a good one. Here's hoping.

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sharfeuch
sharfeuchGraduate
in reply to Hidden

it was a one off treat ! and lovely it was to :0

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Hidden
HiddenGraduate
in reply to sharfeuch

Nothing wrong with a bit of what you like, but why not make your own burgers? We started doing them a few years ago, and they are SOOOOO good. We even have burger making evenings with the Scout group we lead ~ ewww, I sound so sad saying I'm a Scout leader. Never mind, we're taking them to Skye and Knoydart this summer.

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sharfeuch
sharfeuchGraduate
in reply to Hidden

Ha ha I will give the homemade burgers a try but I must admit it's the chicken burger I always go for and hope u and the scouts have fun :-)

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gingernut49
gingernut49Graduate

You can do another few runs that way or move on to the C25k+ three podcasts. I still alternate the three on my three runs a week and I graduated a year ago!

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Hidden
HiddenGraduate

I think it proves that a McDonald's is too stodgy before a run. Maybe something a bit lighter next time and enjoy a Mac on one of your rest days. Good luck with your post graduate running. Best wishes.

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sharfeuch
sharfeuchGraduate

Went for run 2nite and struggled I have done every week no worries and can get there this week going to try again in the morning but at a slower pace maybe

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runningnearbeirut
runningnearbeirutGraduate
in reply to sharfeuch

Don't forget your rest days ;)

I used W9 a few times after I graduated, just to get confident at doing the 30 minutes, then moved onto the C25K+ podcasts. Sometimes (apart from just having an unexplained bad run) you just need a change - of route or music (try listening to your own), etc. Stick at it, but don't overdo it!

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sharfeuch
sharfeuchGraduate

thats what i did this morning took a different route and what a difference !!! i shall take a day of rest now but i had to go and prove to myself that i could do it , so feel much better about it now thanks for all your support feeling :)

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ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

It was probably because of the food in your tummy...did you 'go large'??? :)

Well done, and as others have said, I'm sure your next run will be better..

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Jacobite
JacobiteGraduate

I think it comes down to the individual, but I know that if I've eaten within a few hours before running, I'm not at my best. I run a lot easier before a meal rather than after one. Otherwise, as has been said, you might just have had a bad run. See how it goes next time :-)

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