Couch to 5K
52,730 members84,846 posts

Week 4 underway :)

Week 4 underway :)

Well, I know I'm not the only one to have started Week 4 today, but I have successfully completed the first run :)

I used my woodland route, but it is beginning to get a little muddy underfoot and was quite slippy in places, so may have to find another day time route that doesn't involve mud! It is the first time I have had to take my trainers off at the front door!!! (tried to add a photo, but it wouldn't upload - so I'll try again later!)

14 Replies
oldestnewest

Well done for completing first run of week 4 x glad we are still at the same stage x feels like we are making progress x

2 likes
Reply

Now running more than walking!! :)

2 likes
Reply

Me too, I wad really surprised that I managed 16 mins running! It's nice to know that you are both at the same stage, keep it up.

2 likes
Reply

TY, you too. x can't believe how much I enjoy running. x

Reply

I now have 2 pairs trainers for that purpose. Use old way to dry out ? - stuff with newspapers. Replace repeat

Or google for modern version 😂😂😂

1 like
Reply

I'm not too bothered about my trainers getting muddy - easy enough to clean them. More concerned about the slipperiness of the track underfoot!!

1 like
Reply

What about trail shoes?? Karrimor do some at a decent price and they aren't heavy😊

Reply

I did look at those when I bought my current pair. Do they really help with slippery mud? If so, I'll get some so I can keep my daytime running route :)

I have a different route for after dark!

Reply

My run is a gentle jog so they work fine in the woods.

Why don't you go to specialist running shop. You don't have to buy the shoes but they should give you advice that works.

1 like
Reply

I'll think about the trail shoes - at the moment I only run on a Sunday through the woods (other runs are in the dark after work), so maybe it's something to think about for a Christmas present!!! :)

Reply

Well done and running in the woods is hard... take it carefully, especially on your ankles :)

Reply

I know what you mean about slippery mud. I just bought a new pair of running shoes so that I could have one pair for outside runs and a clean pair for the gym. But now I'm beginning to think I need something to stop me from slipping in the mud...

Reply

Trial shoes do help. The soles are completely different. Standard running shoes have a very flat sole, trail shoes have very pronounced grips to cut through the mud. If your runs are predominantly on dirt/tracks definitely worth it.

Reply

Finally managed to add a photo!!

I will look into trail shoes. I was going to visit a running shop once I had actually completed this (fingers crossed) and was wearing out my current trainers which were only bought this summer :) Thank you for your help everyone!

Reply

You may also like...