W7R3 - Done!

What can I say - it wasn't pretty and it wasn't fast but its done! After a nightmare run on Monday I thought Thursday had to be better and no it wasn't! Decided to run to a distance as well as time otherwise I will never manage to run 5k by 7th June, so off I went, no music or Laura - forgot my phone - just using my watch for the time. The end was in sight , along the path, over the bridge and it would be all over....but no, the heat got to me, my breathing was all over the place and I felt decidedly light headed I tried to slow right down to get my breathing together again before I passed out but failed. Defeated, I carried on at a brisk walk, looked at my watch - 35 minutes had passed since I started running! Although I hadn't completed the distance I wanted to I must have run for at least 30 minutes!


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4 Replies

  • Thanks for your support, its not a race but a local 5k celebration fun run for those who have completed C25K. I don't care how slow I am but I would like to complete the 5k! 6 runs left - plenty of time to get there!

  • There is no reason why you should not complete a 5K but it would be wiser to plan it with walk breaks, as KittyKat has said. Trying to push yourself to do more than you are ready for puts you at greater risk of injury - the recommended guidelines for increasing pace and distance is 10% per week. The programme is already doing that for you. Once you graduate the same principles apply. For the meanwhile - good luck with week 8 and best wishes.

  • Thanks for your support, I had a great run on Saturday morning and finished feeling I had more to give! If I have to walk doing the 5k so what - a few weeks ago walking is all that I would have been able to do!

  • As I'm discovering that running in heat is a killer I think I'm going to be doing more walking and less running in my R4L next month. So long as I raise the money for the charity! Good luck and best wishes.

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