After getting to week 8 a few weeks ago and then being struck down with a rotten cold that lasted for three weeks, I decided after a tough attempt at week five to go back to the beginning and start again. And then I noticed that our local running club was starting a 10 week couch to 5K group so I thought that might be motivational and fun and a little bit inspirational too.
I was disappointed, as they did a very 'tough' warm up and then we set off running and walking but they didn't seem to keep track of how many runs we'd done and as I was at the back I couldn't hear anyway. We ran on roads whereas I normally run on grass or sandy tracks and it was dark and raining so I didn't enjoy it at all.
At the end we went straight into stretches - no relaxing cool down walk for five minutes and oh dear, it just wasn't for me. I much prefer plugging myself into the app, setting off when the weather is nice and feeling totally unpressured listening to Laura telling me exactly how much I've done and what is left to do. Anyone else tried to do couch to 5K with a running club? It was only £10 so I've not wasted much, but I really feel like I don't want to go again even though I did run faster, but I didn't feel comfortable with the pace. Shall I just admit defeat and go back to running solo?