week 7 run 1

It's been a while since I've posted and I don't have too much to say apart from that c25k is still going great. I'm up to running for 25 minutes without stopping and I have to say I finally feel like a real runner! I can tell that I've definitely become much fitter as I don't feel like I'm dying when I complete my runs any more. Also I feel like my pace is getting a tad bit quicker without me even consciously trying to up my speed.

I can't believe in two weeks I'll have finished the programme.


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  • I know! It goes like lightening doesn't it! Seems like two minutes ago since you began this roller coaster ride. Hope it's not been like that for you though, and plain sailing instead.

    Keep plugging steadily away and run 3 of week 9 will be upon you before you know it. Savour these last few weeks and have fun. It's a great programme - as you've found - and will take you to 5k and beyond

    Have fun!

  • thanks mw :) will take your advice and savour the rest of the runs. I do think i'll miss this journey i've gone through by the time i've finshed w9r3 and have begun running on my own

  • I know, frightening that! I am doing week 8,run 2 tomorrow, not ready to leave home yet! Going to finish the programme and then introduce a 5 K run once a week to start and see how that goes, then aim for parkrun too. What are your plans for independent running? Julie

  • good luck on your run tomorrow julie, i'm sure you'll do brilliantly. I complete w9r3 the day that i am going back to uni and the plan is to hopefully squeeze in at least 2 30mins runs a week in between lessons and library time. I'm interested in maybe giving 5k+ podcasts a go if they're good. I'd love to improve my pace and get just a bit faster.

  • Afro-girl - I have been waiting for you to post as we are on exactly the same runs !!

    Really well done, I'm chuffed for you.

    I have W7 R2 tomorrow morning and now can't imagine life without running.

    Will I say that when it's dark and cold though !!!???!!!

  • thanks richard! i'm pretty chuffed myself :) Good luck on your run. I know what you mean, I feel like running has now become a substantial part of my life, though i'll see how much that might change once i'm done with my holiday and back at uni. Hopefully i'll be able to keep it up.

  • After the Mountain of Doubt, there's a nice, gentle upward gradient where you just get enough time to get out of the habit of pinching yourself to make sure you're not just dreaming. Nice to see you've crossed over like this.

  • thanks gary :). Hopefully it's only smooth sailing from here on out. No more dreaded doubt mountains for me

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