I'm completing C25K week 9 on Saturday, with my first parkrun. Feeling excited, but not very optimistic about being able to run 5K without collapsing
First Parkrun on Halloween: I'm completing C25K... - Couch to 5K
It doesn't matter HOW you do it. You can walk the whole way round if necessary..... but I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised. Just go as slow as you need to (especially at the start when it is easy to get carried away) and I do hope you enjoy it. Have you looked up the clubs at your local parkrun to see if any other C25Kers run it ?
How exciting, have you run 5K before? I graduated with parkrun too, so it can be done - I am 52 and a little overweight. Just take ur time, maybe stay at the back and find someone to run with. Mutually there is a tail runner, someone who stays at the back to encourage slower or new runners. Really exciting way to finish the programme, keep us updated!! Julie
I ran my first Parkrun on W7 R3, and I'm doing one tomorrow as W8 R3. Personally I found it's a mental thing that makes getting past 20min hard, and with the atmosphere of running with others, and a change of scene I managed it without noticing it was the longest I'd ever run for. So hopefully it'll be the same for you - but there are fast runners, slow joggers and walkers at a Parkrun - no one judges you on how you get round, or how fast you get round. Just go for it and enjoy being treated the same as every other person on the day.