W6R2 completed!

Hey guys/gals,

I've just arrived back home after completing my 2nd run of week 6, and although it was tough on those heavy legs towards the end (yet again), I did successfully complete it which is the main thing I guess.

I do find that my breathing is a lot easier now compared to the first few weeks, which is good news. However, my legs get so heavy after just 5 minutes or so I am starting to think that I dreamed I completed that 20 minute non-stop run 3 of week 5! I simply cannot believe I actually managed it at the time. It doesn't seem to make any sense and it's as if my body is having a laugh with my brain! :(

For the first time since I started the C25K plan, I loaded up an app on my mobile to log my route, so I was able to see the distance I had covered. I was quite surprised to see that I had covered 4.3km during my run. Before going out on the run I didn't think I covered that much, and was expecting it to show around 2 to 3km. So that's good.

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  • Well done!

    It seems from other posts that a lot of people find wk six really difficult after the week before. Hopefully you'll find the continuous running easier (that's from next week for you, isn't it?). You just have to keep plugging away and keep faith that Laura knows what she's doing.

    Best of luck for your next run, and enjoy the victory of conquering the last one until then!

  • Thanks Raven2016. Yeah, I know I have completed a 20 minute non-stop run when I completed W5R3. So it must be in me, right? :) I think a lot of the graduates said they also found the first few minutes a struggle as well, but once you get into a rhythm you just continue to go with the flow, so hopefully that will be the same with me. :)

  • Wow well done your covering some ground there that's some distance , was it intervals today or a long run

  • Cheers Cuig1975. :)

    After the 5 minute warm up walk, it was straight into a 10 minute run then a 3 minute walk before a final second 10 minute run, then the 5 minute cool down walk to finish.

  • Well done Lee. I'm interested in the distance you have travelled. I have wondered about checking distance, but had thought that it wouldn't be too far either. I'm just waiting for the sun to go in before attempting my run today. Well done on the W6R2.

  • Cheers mate! Good luck with your run today.

  • Hi Lee I am doing W6R1 tomorrow. I had thought it would seem easy going back to intervals after the 20 mins on Friday, but from people's comments on here it looks like that might not be the case!! Probably better not to be too complacent and be ready for it to be a bit of a challenge. Well done. πŸ‘

  • Thank you JA13.

    Yes, that's right. You really need to approach your w6r1 tomorrow just like you were about to do w5r3 again. Do *not* go too quick, thinking it's going to be over in a flash because you may well come unstuck like I almost did. Just continue in the same way, slow and steady then you should be fine. Let us all know how you get on. :)

  • No challenge... no fun :)

    It will be fine..keep it slow and keep it steady..that mantra keeps all of us going and injury free, ( mostly), however far on we are on our running journeys.

  • Great distance, you now know you have it in the tank! So, Going slower and steady may give you the stamina to keep on going with less of the heavy leg feeling ...... Getting there, well done. Hurrah for you, upward and onward!

  • Thank you Ellymeg. Yeah, I will be glad when I get to that stage of the plan where I don't feel that heavy leg feeling as quick.

  • I am not going to mention, treacle legs... :) Those first five or ten minutes have been the subject of long and many, many posts on here.. It happens to so many of us :)

    You are doing so well and getting on famously! i was going to say igmore your brain, that is not a good idea.. ignore, though, the sneaky brain gremlin who says you did not run for 20 minutes.. You did! Onward and upward x

  • Thanks Oldfloss.

    Yeah, as hard to believe as it is, I guess I must've done it...treacle legs and all! :) x

  • Brilliant! I've dug out my old step counter and set it up properly this time. I'm really interested to see how far I have actually run/walked. Well done!

  • Cheers debze! :)

    Let us know how you got on? Thanks.

  • I will :) hoping to do the second of week 5 tomorrow after work.

  • Great! I'm sure you'll be just fine. :)

  • Wow that's amazing πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸƒπŸƒπŸƒπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸwell done!! That should certainly get rid of all these gremlins! You are doing terrific! Keep it going Mr runnerπŸ˜ŠπŸƒπŸƒπŸƒx

  • Thanks Pc59. :)

    I don't know about being called a runner yet though! :D x

  • Is it not week 5 run 3 that Laura says your a runner!! Ok maybe like me an apprentice runnerπŸ˜€πŸ˜€ keep up the good work you are nearly there!!! Phyllis x

  • Maybe! ;)

    Thanks Phyllis. x

  • Congratulations! I've just completed w6r1, and took your advice, didn't go off too fast. I did a slightly faster pace on the first and third 5 minute runs, but kept it "steady Eddie" for the middle 8 minutes. Well done with your w6r2. Really impressive, Great to log your distance too! Good luck with your next run.

  • Thanks Flossie22. :)

    Well done on completing your first run of week 6. Glad you took it steady as it seems to catch a lot of people out. All the best for next run.

  • Thank you! Looking forward to hearing how your next run goes too. Happy running!

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