I completed the C25K without much to report. I enjoyed it, mostly! I repeated a week to venture outside which worked really well.
Since then I have been trying to increase my distance as the OH and I are entered in the Wirral 10km in October :/
I worked up to 6km nicely but then everything I seemed to do went wrong. Each and ever run had it's problems! For weeks I felt I was going backwards not even mangering 5 km never mind 6 or 7! So back back to the gym and decided to work on increasing my running time and not worry about distance covered.
I worked up to 54 minutes, very slow but very steady.
Then came this week. Sunday not a great run, so did intervals instead.
Tuesday feeling great, set the treadmill after warm up walk and off I went, felt comfortable for the first time in weeks. Going strong listening to my audio book not noticing the km tick by. Quick look, 4.5 km completed going well. Still feeling strong so pressing on, another chapter of book finished and another quick peck 5.5 km done. Treadmill stops! Just stops! Wasn't me pressing the emergency stop this time either. The message on it reading, "rebooting, please wait!" I had lost all my pace, momentum and felt very much deflated I couldn't get back into a stride and ended up walking.
Then came Thursday, the plan was see how far I could get. After warm up walk I set treadmill to slow and steady 7.1 km/h, new music turn on and off I went. The first 6 km were a constant 'I have done this before, I can do it'. Then up to the hour 'try for an hour, keep going'. Before I knew it I had completed a whole hour of running and still feel comfortable, I carried on! The next 3 km were a constant 'it's only another 20 minutes, you can run for 20 minutes!' I increased the treadmill to 7.3 then 7.5 thinking I could finish quicker! It worked! 10 km in 1:23:30! I couldn't believe my first ever, completely running 10km! Felt great! Still does!
I know it is not the best time but it is for me! I have less than 7 weeks to our race and I know I can complete it!
My legs are aware they have been running but not too bad so a days rest and m recovery run and hopefully this is the start of moving forward once agin.
Having read lots of posts on here I know I am not the only one struggling and that has helped a lot.
Thank you all for helping keeping me going without even knowing it!