Tried the c25k+ speed podcast for the first time - Couch to 5K

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Tried the c25k+ speed podcast for the first time

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Followed Floss's advice and started with a 20 min run then switched on the podcast and kept running for the 5 min warm up walk. The speed work itself is 6 x 1 min bursts of faster running interspersed with slow running. It went well and I carried on running afterwards to make it up to 60 min in all. I thought it was a great way of breaking up a 60 min run and it has given me a new running goal. I think for now I'll insert the podcast in my 60 min runs twice a week like I did today but over time I'd like to build up running at the faster pace, first to 5 min at a time, then 10, 15,20,25,30. I think running at that pace for 30 min is a nice goal to work towards over summer.

So thanks for the nudge Floss!

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Really glad you enjoyed it.., the mixing and matching can be fun...

Your run today sounds good. go you!

My run today was different!

PS I have ordered a Skapri too.. thanks!

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boptillyoudrop49Graduate in reply to Oldfloss

Oh I hope you like it

Sorry to sound dense, where can I find the podcasts? Thanks - Rob

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boptillyoudrop49Graduate in reply to rbbhairam

Rob, go to nhs/Livewell/c25k and scroll about half way down the page. There's a link : Running podcasts for c25k graduates

Sorry nhs.uk/Livewell/c25k

Thanks!! 😊

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Curlygurly2Graduate

Blimey! I usually feel that one's enough on it's own! Well done you!

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boptillyoudrop49Graduate in reply to Curlygurly2

The rest of the run is slow Curly. Don't think for a minute that I'm setting the ground on fire for those 60 min.

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Curlygurly2Graduate in reply to boptillyoudrop49

Even so....I like your and Floss's idea of not starting "Speed" until you are well warmed up, I shall give that a go!

For us newbies you sound pretty impressive and scarily like real runners.

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boptillyoudrop49Graduate in reply to

I think as soon as we lace up our shoes and go, we're all runners goldene. Keep in mind we all went through the programme, doubting we could manage the next run and I graduated in Jan so hardly an experienced runner. I feel very much the beginner when I read some of the posts on here but hey we're all running and we're all work in progress.

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I suppose I meant it more positively -- look where you are! Real runner! Impressive! Don't worry, I'll get there....

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