Update On That Exhaustion - Week 9 Run 1 - Couch to 5K

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Update On That Exhaustion - Week 9 Run 1


Thank you to everyone who replied to my previous post about having slept for 15 hours!

Yesterday I ran my first 30 minutes - didn't focus on anything except my friend's backside and checking how much longer til this hell was over! The last four minutes I trapped myself between three hills and grunted all the way up and all the way down - I sounded as though I was in labour shouting Oh My God! - but finally I hit the 30 minutes and held onto my neighbour's stinky brown bins for support (they really stank but I didn't care) and then did my five minute cool down. The pace was slower but I ran 4.35km and for the rest of the day I concentrated on not being hungry and drank two litres of water through the day - I'm not a thirsty person so tend not to drink much but thought I would make an effort considering what I put myself through.

Am I exhausted today - NO! Maybe it was about keeping the fuel tank full and maybe I was dehydrated, either way I'm pleased because now I'm raring to get to the end of C25K. I will keep an eye on the exhaustion and make sure I'm eating the right things and drinking enough, and I think those supplements can't do any harm - though the liquid form makes you less constipated than the tablets!

Once again thank you for your advice.

7 Replies

Yay!!! Well done you!

Far2Fat4ThatDressGraduate in reply to Tomas

Actually I am feeling pretty smug!


Well done - so close to graduating now!

I know and I'm so close to that 5k on top of the 30 minutes - just 650m!!


Well done and good luck with the final two runs :)


Good luck, right behind you, but much slower


Very well done, keep up the good work :-)

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