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Well, just back from the first run of week 6. I finished, didn't stop, but I didn't feel right.

I just can't put my finger on it.

The 20 minute run, at the end of week 5 was easy, compared to this morning.

I'm not sure if it was because I ran in the morning; I normally run late afternoon after work or if it was because I'm not feeling 100%.

Maybe even I'm over analysing and it was just a bad run?

But has anyone else found this run hard?

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Practically everyone finds week 6 difficult after the high of 5/3. Dont stress it. You did it and can move on. Only 1 more interval run remains.

Good luck. Nearly there now :)


I agree, going back to intervals seems hard after the 20min high. You've only got one more interval run to do though!


I felt the same today, generally run after work, but ran this morning after a lie in, I've just completed run 3 of week 8 & really struggled & felt sick, will stick to later runs, nice to no it's not just me.



Thanks for your reply.

Maybe, for us, it's better to run after work as it gets rid of the stresses & strains of the day?


Week 6 R1 was my toughest run of the C25K, you are definitely not alone...but you did it! Big well done, onwards and upwards now :)

Also I found daytime running harder for weeks and weeks, much preferring to run after work, but that seems to be changing now with time and practice :)


I found w6r1 not too bad but I've just done w6r2 in late afternoon (I normally run in morning) & I don't feel like it went that well although I did complete it.

May be we are true creatures of habit!!


yep, yep - did W6R1 this morning; I usually feel quite energised after the exercise, but today I've wilted - almost feels like a stomach strain, quite weird. The only major change from previous weeks is the clocks changed a couple of days ago so eating and sleeping habits have had to change.

I hope that's the underlying problem.


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