Week 5,Run 2

Gave myself an extra day yesterday after the long travel back from campus on Wednesday afternoon after the meeting.

Decided to take my dad's advice and use a route he'd used before for training - the elevation is up and down so a real mix - absolutely brutal,ankles were really killing me in the last 30 secs of each 8 min session but I came through and still very pacy despite me feeling like I was really painfully slow! It's a B road leading to the next village east of us - distance between the two is 6 miles. So from my house to the point I finished was halfway along that road :)

It's insane as to how far I've got with the programme and know the next run is the first big test of how far I have come,really. A bit anxious about it (still very much working on that - my anxieties did come out big time on campus on Wednesday as everyone who was everyone was asking me about how C25K was going!) but it really is a huge test of my mental strength from here on in. Just hope I can rise to the challenge :)



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  • Go for it I'm at the same stage as you planning to complete week 5 on Sunday 😁so I'll be letting you know how it goes , so many have done it and we are no different best of luck πŸ€

  • Of course you will and you will be so chuffed all the doubts you have will be blown away with the "gremlins"πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ well done you!!! I so dreaded that 20 mins but took all the great advise given on here, slow down & slower still & I did it!! Slowly but still ranπŸ’πŸƒπŸ’πŸƒ keep going you are doing so well...

  • I'm seriously impressed that you are running in "up and down" territory at this stage Mark! Well done to you. And you're absolutely right about the mental strength from now on.

    You've successfully completed each run up to now and therefore you are ready for the next one. Maybe try to find a flat route πŸ™‚, run very slowly and just enjoy how epic you're going to feel at the end!

  • Don't really have a lot of choice where I live,sadly!

  • Of course you can! Also don't build it up in your head to be some enormous boulder to shift. It isn't. It is completely do-able! Just take your time, stay slow, and ENJOY yourself. This is fun! Not a dentists appointment. You will be so pleased with yourself afterwards.

    Maybe don't choose an enormous hill. Make life easier for yourself at this stage in the programme

    Good luck

  • Just had a listen through of the podcast - wow,feels longer than it should :O Hope I can do it. I think for me at the moment it's very much a mental thing and building confidence which isn't great after my volunteering stuffs of late on campus. 20 minutes sounds long,just hope I get through it.

  • You will meet the challenge, but maybe just take it a tad slower, as Irishprincess and misswobble say, this is meant to be enjoyable.. it is a run.. not a race.I know we are all different, but if you are looking ahead and feeling anxious.....???

    Why not, focus on how far you have come, the here and now, not the next.. and take those hills, slow and steady!

    So, when the folk at campus say how is it going...you give them a knowing smile and reply...

    " It is going fine, just fine... my fastest time? I haven't run it......yet) :)

  • Fear has won, couldn't face doing it today πŸ˜₯

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