Couch to 5K

Week 2 Run 3

Well thats week 2 done and dusted. Started with my left calf aching on run 1 of the week, which was fine the next day. Run 2 went well, bit out of breath though. And finally run 3 tonight struggling on last run, think I started a bit too fast.

A tad worried about the 3 minute runs next week. Not sure I can keep going that long. But I'll give it a go just need to slow down a bit.

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Well done so far. I can remember looking ahead and thinking "you must be joking Laura" but when I got out there it all seemed so much easier. Take it easy, slow down if you need to, and make sure you can get through the routine. I still remember Laura saying it's more about running the duration than speed, she's right. Again it's about believing in the programme. It would be good to hear from you when you finish to see what you say about believing in the programme. I'm sure you'll be saying the same as me,

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Been there.. Done that.... As have thousands of others, believe and you will do it

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Brilliant...try not to worry about run times, ( hard I know, for me, it was the 20 mins run that kept me awake), but, if you follow the programme carefully, it all falls into place.

You cannot quite believe, when you are a few weeks in, that you are running for longer times.

I, like loads of others, remember being amazed that I could run for 1 minute... and then after nine weeks, you are running for 30 mins!!! The feeling is incredible.

Take it slow and steady....you can and will do it:)

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Jack, believe what the other are saying. If you look ahead at the program you will say, no way. We all did. Somehow the program works and before you know it your running for 30 mins. Unbelievable.

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I had the aching left calf too, kept wondering if I had a lopsided gait! It passes, week 9 now and no problems with the calves at all anymore. The muscles will strengthen and get used to it. Go out open-minded for your 3 min run and let your body surprise you. I think this programme is really well thought out. It works. I remember thinking, "3 mins?! You've got to be kidding", but 30 mins is no problem at all now. It actually gets a bit easier with longer running blocks and fewer intervals but hard to imagine that in the first couple of weeks I know.

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We all thought that three mins would be too much. You will be surprised. And pleased that there are less runs!

Good luck and if you really do find it too hard dont worry about running wk2 run 3 again as you know you can smash that...

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You can do it! Slow and steady - no rush.

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3 minute runs !! Oh Blimey 😂

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My thoughts exactly. But it was actually ok. I just took it real slow. You'll be fine :)

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