New years day run here goes! : OK last week I... - Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K
87,187 members119,160 posts

New years day run here goes!

Paul46-ipswich
Paul46-ipswichGraduate
10 Replies

OK last week I couldn't quite do the 20 minutes on w5d3 so going to read run week 5 until my son catches back up to me, he's restarting week 3, I will see how I feel at 8 minutes whether I go for the 20...

10 Replies
oldestnewest
poppypug
poppypugGraduate

Good Luck Paul, just take it slow and steady, no pressure.

I am so pleased that your son is back on track too !

Happy New Year :-) xxx

Reply
JoolieB1
JoolieB1Graduate

Wondering how it went! Whatever the outcome, u r moving - well done!

Reply
mfamilias
mfamiliasGraduate

Happy New Year, Paul. With such a lovely leggings/shoe combination, you can only succeed! Go for it. You can do it - ring in 2016 with a 20 minute run!

Reply
Paul46-ipswich

So I did w5d1 again the 3 x 5 minute runs, was OK but my lower back pain is really becoming off-putting. Today was the first time I didn't count the seconds in my head until the next walk, I think that was actually counterproductive and just switching off and listening to music and Laura was much better. I also did half of the route on muddy tracks which was silly as it was slippery.

I've been reading several running books, the angry jogger, one about a normal 41 yr old man, and the best and heartwarming one was "No run intended" about a new mum and her path to fitness through heartbreak.

Reply
Ullyrunner
UllyrunnerGraduate
in reply to Paul46-ipswich

Well done Paul, stick at it and encourage your son too. It is so worth it!

Reply
Paul46-ipswich

Happy new year my new friends and fellow sweaties

Reply
davelinks
davelinksGraduate

Good luck Paul...great start to NY

Reply
elizzyanne

Hi Paul. Greetings from the very north coast of Scotland. I also struggled with the sudden jump up to the 20 minute run - surprised it wasn't a 15 minute step-up. Managed it this morning and continued up the hill to watch the sun come up. Very frosty but great view over to Orkney, to the west Cape Wrath to the east John O'Groats. However going to do it a couple more times before I go up to the next week. Never jogged in my life but found that 3rd day tough first time round.

1 like
Reply
Ullyrunner
UllyrunnerGraduate
in reply to elizzyanne

Your running route sounds amazing.. Well done for completing week 5!

Reply
Paul46-ipswich
Paul46-ipswichGraduate
in reply to elizzyanne

Sounds great run elizzy, I've done up to week 6 before so I know I can do it, it's just painful lol

Reply

You may also like...