Week 9 coming

I have just complete w8run3 and now moving on. I have the gremlins all the time, why am I doing this? What is the point of putting yourself through this? All the way round until I get to around 20 mins mark..is this normal?

Looking forward to finishing and achieving the ultimate goal of 30 mins but can I do it without Laura? I seriously doubt if I can do it without her and just music, so sad it is finishing . help...

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  • It doesn't need to finish - all you need to do is set yourself another goal and go for it! And you don't need to abandon Laura - you can still take her with you even if you're not doing what she says (I'm not sure if I could run without her naff music now!).

  • Actually the music is naff, but it does block out the gremlins a bit !Rthis is the first time I have felt a bit sad about finishing the 9 weeks,but not going to give up.

    Thanks I will still use Laura for a few more weeks anyway, I could permantley be on week 9

    thank you for your response useitorloseit. I.love your username!

  • Ha ha - I'm still using it, but I feel like I'm losing it (my mind that is!!!)

  • Congratulations. Look what you have achieved in just a few weeks. You will hit that 30 minute target very soon, but it should not be your ultimate goal. As you continue to run after graduation, you will continue to improve your muscle tone, cardio vascular system and your mental well being. We can all identify with your gremlin struggles and I believe the best way around them is to remind yourself of how you were on W1R1.

    You can continue with Laura and C25k+ podcasts if you need her calm reassurance, or you can branch out and go your own way. You will not be for ever pushing your body after graduation, unless you want to, so you have the opportunity to take it easy, if you want to, and just enjoy running for the fun of it. Get off the roads and run in new places. Stop to admire the scenery.

    Setting new targets, long and short term, will help you maintain your running. These can be distance, duration, speed, races or routes, all of which will provide interest, challenge and ultimately reward. Keep running until it is so much part of your life that you cannot consider giving it up. You know it makes sense.

    Keep running, keep smiling.

  • Thank you for the advice. I have got this far and feel great and smug when I have finished, I will be a runner, well a jogger, and I need to keep it up as now heading for big 60 in 6 weeks, and need to prove to my self I am fit and able

  • Thank you for the advice. I have got this far and feel great and smug when I have finished, I will be a runner, well a jogger, and I need to keep it up as now heading for big 60 in 6 weeks, and need to prove to my self I am fit and able

  • Thank you for the advice. I have got this far and feel great and smug when I have finished, I will be a runner, well a jogger, and I need to keep it up as now heading for big 60 in 6 weeks, and need to prove to my self I am fit and able

  • You need to take up Gremlin Bashing - biff the darn things on the head. Part of this whole c25k thing is about pushing ourselves off the sofa into a new world of activity and challenge.

    I have had the negative thoughts, the ugly gremlin voices in my head and it is natural - but this running lark is about a lot more than covering large distances, it is about changing our attitudes - it's about not giving up. So after week 9 the simple challenge is to find new challenges - these can be further or faster or different routes or terrain or just doing exactly what you are doing but finding it easier and more enjoyable :)

    Personally I'm joining a running club this week!

  • Well done, that's is a thought a good way to advance. I feel fitter than ever, I play loads of golf as well, so walking distances not a problem, but the running is exhilarating . No won't give up, this is the first time felt negative about it all. thanks you for your response

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