Post Grad Week Runs - 3 x 5K :-): Pleased with... - Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K

125,730 members154,644 posts

Post Grad Week Runs - 3 x 5K :-)

AndyD profile image

Pleased with my first week of running following my graduation last week. I've done 3 runs all of which were 5K. The first 2 runs were 10min running and then 1min walking which were repeated until I covered 5K. Tonights run I decided to go for it and did my run without stopping, VERY pleased about that one, actually did 5.25k :-)

Very strange... my 5K time for the walk/run 5k's weer quicker than the run without the walks... not what I was expecting!

Got to admit that i'm pretty tired now and can feel that I have pushed myself. Think I might step back a bit for the next couple of runs and perhaps just go out for 20-30 mins just to try and add some more stamina.

Still can't' believe that just over 2 months ago I was well and truly on the couch and struggled to run for 60secs.... how things change... no going back now :-)

7 Replies
pot58 profile image

Good to know there is life after c25k lol!But seriously I enjoyed reading your post as it is encouraging to read of successes on the plan.I have also wondered about when(not if) I complete it I will still have the motivation.Your post grad runs seem a good idea..

pinkangel16 profile image

Great stuff, well done.

Take it steady though, don't overdo it.

:-) xx

AncientMum profile image

Good going there Andy. I think you're really wise to throttle back to 20-30 minute runs to build up your stamina. :) Running too far too soon has sent too many of us to the dreaded injury couch shortly after graduation. Happy running

AndyD profile image
AndyDGraduate in reply to AncientMum

Think you are right... so far had no injuries, so think working on stamina for a couple of weeks may be beneficial.

Sounds like you are going great guns there Andy. I know that when I had to walk in one of my runs it didn't really affect my time. Those little walk breaks probably mean you can up the pace a little bit on the running sections.

runswithdogs profile image

Congrats on a solid week of running and your continuous 5 k! And you're absolutely right about the walk-runs. It's a mental shock when you realize that the walking bits do help to speed you up :)

That is weird isn't it ? My walk/run time at our local hilly park run is faster than the only time I managed to run round the whole way (..and I was so pleased to have run all the way but gutted with the slow time !!!) Keep up the good work !

You may also like...