Week 2 done

I ve " run" six times in the last two weeks that to me is hilarious! Today I finished wk2 and have scared myself by looking at wk 3. It was hot today and hard work even the dog jumped in the first water trough she could find. I m pretty slow run keeper tells me I managed 2.06 miles in the time Laura allowed me so 5K in 30 mins seems a long way off. 


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  • Take one run at a time and don't look ahead.  Millions of folks have done this so have faith in it.  Run it as slow as possible.  Don't even think of hurrying up or you won't get round. It's all about finishing.  

    If it's too hot, run earlier or later in the day.  It's a 9 week programme so pace yourself.

  • Stick with it and you will amaze yourself. The dog had a good idea though, it was V hot today (for the UK in May). 

  • I start wk 3 tomorrow, I can't believe  I'm doing it either !!

  • C25k despite its name is all about achieving 30 minutes continuous running rather than 5k.    C25k rolls off the tongue more easily than c230mins but the title itself is misleading.  Many people graduate, having run 30 minutes non stop, but not necessarily covering 5k.  Forget distance, focus on gradually extending your running time.  You can so do this.

  • That's a much better way of thinking about it thanks!!

  • Well done ! Cor, yes it was hot today !

    You will be fine, don't worry. Slow,steady steps, its just a gentle jog .

    Keep going, youre doing great and Good Luck ! :-) xxx

  • Focus on the now..not the next. You are doing just fine :) ( The dog is too )!

    The programme will take you through....steady and slow! 

    It is all about Stamina..not speed. The idea, which folk get. from the title of the programme, is that they have to run for 5K in the ninth week. You should by the ninth week, be running, continuously, for thirty minutes. 

    Some folk, never run 5K, ever! That does not matter. But, they are able to run, continuously and comfortably for thirty minutes, ( and after Graduation) , beyond 5K. E.g. I ran for my first 7K yesterday!, not fast, but very very enjoyably).

    So... slow down and take it very gently.This is for fun, as well as all the health benefits.:)

    " Go fast enough to get there, but slow enough to see"  :)

  • Yes, go slowly enough to want to do it all again 2 days later :)

  • Exactly!!!!!

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