Going a little faster...lol

Apologies for the lol in the title, but it really was! After the unbelievable completion of W5r3, I looked ahead to week 6 with huge confidence. Shorter run, let's go a little faster!

Anyhow, having completed w6r1 at a pleasing pace, I checked my stats to find absolutely no difference from the previous run. Turns out I was just swinging my arms more enthusiastically :)

On a positive note, laughing at the end of a run is a massive improvement!

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  • Don't concern yourself with, speed, pace or distance at this stage. It's a distraction. It can also lead to the injury couch.

    Week 6 already!๐Ÿ˜Š Have fun with this but this might try your patience so dig in. Slow but sure ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • I have found that I am absolutely rubbish at judging my own pace! My run the other night was a classic example - I kept telling myself that no matter how slow it felt, I needed to go slower to make sure I got through it - and got home to discover I'd gone quicker than normal! :rolleyes:

    But yes, laughing at the end is definitely better than many of the alternatives! ;)

  • Haha that made me laugh and reminded me of a post Tombenoly put up a while ago...

    healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

    It is definitely difficult to judge pace. No need to worry about it just yet though, stay slow to make sure you can get up to the 30 minutes. Maybe as a graduation present you could look into a GPS running watch where you can see pace, etc as you run?

  • Ha! Lots of people stumble over week 6 a bit so just be proud that you completed it with no problems!

    You can worry about your speed when you finish the programme - for now, slow is good.

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