Did w5r2!

Well that was ok-ish! Tougher than r1 for sure but I did it! Feel pretty tired out but in a lovely floaty sort of way - could that be the famous endorphins?! What I don't understand, and I know I really should not be getting hung up on times at this stage, but I am, is why my average time for r2 was slower than r1, and r1 was slower than w4r3, even though I am progressively doing a greater proportion of running than walking as I go along. Doesn't make sense! I am putting in just as much effort with each run! I am doing c25k in preparation for the Cambridge race for life in July and at this rate I'd be better off planning on doing walk-runs rather than trying to run it all, as I'd be faster that way! Any ideas what is happening? I am determined to do the race for life in sub-30 minutes (no pressure then! I do love a goal πŸ˜‰πŸŒπŸŒ)


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  • Hey Sandi well done sounds like you are doing really well at building up your stamina! Week five for me starting thurs (I've just done week 4 run 3!) . I guess you could take a view on your race strategy nearer the time but I'm sure the good folks on here will have good advice!! X

  • Thanks Pam xxx. Good luck Thursday!

  • At the moment, you are still building stamina, not speed, but speed will come. Run/walk CAN be faster, certainly at the stage you are now. In order to be able to run faster for prolonged distances (rather than sprint distances) you first need to build stamina - and that's just what you are doing, so stick with it.

  • Thank you! Wish I wasn't so impatient!🐒

  • Well done Sandi, getting closer to the dreaded 20 mins lol.......😜

  • lol!!!

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