Happy to have completed my last week 4 run this morning, I think I have found a pace that works for me. I know that things start to get a lot thougher now and I still have a long way to go, but still find it hard to believe how I struggled through week 1. Also good to do a run on a Sat morning as I now have the whole weekend to veg!! Who would of thought I would ever get up early to go for a run at the weekend ...addict alert!!!
Week 4 ... Tick :-): Happy to have completed my... - Couch to 5K
Couch to 5K
Wel ldone Andy , glad you have found a pace that works for you haha you and me both Andy
It's bizarre isn't it, how we change mentally due to this running lark? Normally on a Friday night I would have drunk a bottle of wine, but even though today isn't a run day (stepper and rowing machine on my 'rest days'), I still only had a tonic water with a splash of aperol in just to feel a bit more grown up - negligible booze content. I feel so much more comfortable running when I don't drink any alcohol, so not only am I getting up earlier and getting fitter (though not lighter yet), my liver is dancing with joy at the lack of abuse!
Big respect for the activities you do on your rest days.. I don't exactly veg... but do a few miles walking with the dog. I very rarely drink anyway, but can't see that the odd glass would do too much harm... perhaps its more a mental thing???
I have also started putting my runs in the diary (generally early eve) and then the rest of my life has to fit around these... so far this has worked OK.
I have started to think whether I will just run Mon, Wed & Fri and then have the weekend "off" ... not sure if this may help when things get a bit tougher with week 5 onwards? I did have a tough week 3 run on a Sunday eve recently after a bust weekend. Any advice welcomed.
I think that is a really good idea. If you feel supermotivated, go every other day, but I think M, W, F is a great plan, and fairly easy to stick to. It also gives your joints a couple of days off per week to get over the overexcitement!
I am sticking to my Tuesday.Thursday and Saturday routine for now gives me 2 days before a new Week starts ,that means 2 runs after work in the evening Hmmmm but R3 Saturday Morning