My Running Week

This week I started Mondays run with a difference, I have run 5k twice a week since graduating in May/June and running an interval on the 3rd run every week since, cant remember exactly now it seems so long ago. Anyhow decided I should step up my distance so decided on a slower but longer run. Went out on my normal route and thought I will add an additional lap to my run. So was cruising very nicely along (in my mind I was cruising very nicely) did the extra lap, I wasn't feeling any ill effects then completed my run to find I had covered 6.5k. I hadn't marked out the extra lap as in distance wise, so got to the end of the run feeling really pleased with myself and also not as tired as I thought I might have been. Ran intervals on Wednesday as usual and my run this morning was pretty good, no PB but not far off of it. I have never thought of myself as a runner, more like a plodder who goes out and gets all hot and sweaty and not looking comfortable running, until maybe this week when I was running along thinking to myself "yep I can do this running lark". If someone had said that to me when I first ran week 1 run 1 I think I would have keeled over with laughter. 10k doesn't seem so far away now and that will be a shock if I cover that. Stay healthy and keep on running. Thanks for reading.


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  • You'd be surprised how nice it is to step up to 10k mat 😬 I love 10k it's my favourite distance. Good luck with training X I found planning the route helped me achieve it as when I first tried I added an extra but on but found myself short of distance and had to run round the block a bit to hit 10k haha now I run 5k one direction and 5k back πŸƒπŸΌ Happy Running x

  • Thanks Dawn I'm going to use it so that I can do a triathlon not at 10k but 5k so that my times will improve

  • Brilliant Matt triathlon great stuff πŸ˜€ Well done you

  • well done mat, that is the true beauty of c25k , it changes not just your fitness it seems to change your attitude to what we can achieve, nothing seems impossible any more :D

  • It certainly does change you, before I was very defeatist with any aspects of fitness now I think I will have a go and see what happens.

  • Great to read your journey , im heading into my first run of week 2 today.

  • Just keep to the mantra slow and steady, I did that for the whole time on c25k and still now when I need to I slow down and carry one. Just stick with the program, if it can make me into a runner it can do it to anyone.

  • Well done Luke you too enjoy your journey πŸ˜€ Happy Running

  • It sounds like that extra lap suited you, I'm sure you'll be running those 10ks in no time.

  • Thanks runswithdogs I am looking forward to the sense of achievement at the end of 10k.

  • You keep on doing brilliantly Mat. It sounds as if you might have reached "the zone" on that run! Just remember, when you're increasing your distance, not to increase your total weekly distance by more than 10%. You'll be running that 10K for sure.

  • Thanks Irishprincess I think I was in the zone looking back on it now. Now just to do the maths for distances LOL.

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