Couch to 5K

What a difference a couple of days make!

Just finished W3R3 and really enjoyed the run. This time I left a gap of three days, took care to stretch my legs before I ran, and I ran at a steady slow pace. I was worried that my knee would play up like it did the other day (which would have meant that I would probably have to stop this challenge) but all is fine - phew - because I am loving this. Today I decided that I would run first thing in the morning, and I do think this made a difference. I had more energy and came back feeling awake and ready to tackle the world. My last run was in the afternoon, which admittidly is the time when I wind down but felt that I had to get my run in, otherwise it wouldn't have happened. Well I am jiving tonight, so looking forward to that, then downloading Week 4!!! Bring it on!

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That's brilliant! Sounds like you're doing all the right things :) I ran for the first time in the morning today too, and it was much easier. Unfortunately I work early mornings usually so I won't be able to carry on doing morning runs (unless I get up at 5.30... urgh). Will you carry on running in the mornings now?

Have fun on week 4! :)


Thanks for your support Becktoria, yes I think it makes sense to carry on running in the morning if I can. I am lucky in that I only work 3 days a week, so Monday and Fridays are my main running days. At least you can run weekends in the morning?


Hi Lottidog , great stuff. I run early in the morning on my weekend run , but after work on my weekday runs . I do prefer my early morning one , it just sets you up for the day I think. Im starting week 4 tomorrow - cant wait :-)

Enjoy your jiving tonight xx


Good luck Poppypug with the run tomorrow - let me know how you got on!


Well done on completing W3 and getting out there in the early morning. I must admit, I prefer morning runs - it's too easy to make excuses later in the day. Also, as you discovered, it really does set you up for the rest of the day. I think you were wise to take the extra day's rest - it can pay real dividends at times. Good luck with moving on to week 4 and best wishes.


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