A bit about me

Hi there! I'm 32 years old from Cape Town, South Africa.

I've been following this program for the past 7 weeks, although I'm repeating week 7 this week after a not so great run on Saturday, before moving on to week 8.

I've registered for a 10km run on 26 November, I want to be able to at least run the first 5km.

I'm a bit scared of running without Laura once the time comes. How does everyone else cope with this?


Featured Content

Join the NHS Couch to 5K community

Couch to 5K has been designed to get you off the couch and running 5km in just 9 weeks

Start today!

Featured by HealthUnlocked

2 Replies

oldest β€’ newest
  • Hi and welcome! When I did my first parkrun (5km) 10 days ago, I found the diversions of being with a lot of people, not getting in the way of those going faster (there were a lot of those :-D ) and overtaking those who were slower ( not many of them!) helped quite a lot. On the parkrun there were markers to show route, how far we'd got etc and the marshals placed at intervals were very encouraging - for that I guess it depends how your run is organised but for me it certainly helped with the running without Laura. There were some people running listening to music etc though and I had got my phone ready loaded in case I needed something to keep going. You've got time between now and then to find some that works well for you. Have fun :-)

  • Hi there! I gave up on Laura halfway through the podcasts and used one where I could play my own music. I still listen to music when I run. Running with the back is a fabulous experience - you'll get swept up in the atmosphere and you won't have time to miss Laura :)

You may also like...