Stuck at Week 4

Really need some encouragement as I am repeating week 4 for second time and I just can't finished it ... Today I was able to run da 3 min, 4mim, but was only able to finish 3 min of the second 4 min run and 1 min of the last 3 min run ... I am about 40 pounds overweight, so I am trying to keep the motivation that it get easier once I drop some more pounds ... How many times have you completed a hard run ????? Feel Like giving up ... I kno I have improved because I could've barely run 30 sec ... I'm going slow .. I walk ag 2.5 and jog real slow about 3.2-3.3


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5 Replies

  • It doesn't matter how long you take to finish the programme, lots of people repeat weeks or days.

    Maybe try going back a couple of days to a run that you felt you really did achieve, so that you get that feeling back!

    And going slow is a good thing, so don't worry about that. Everyone has good runs and not so good runs, even once you finish the programme you will find that, so don't give up! You can do it!

  • You're doing just fine. Look at what you wrote: "I kno I have improved" - aha! Think back to your very first run. Did you think you'd ever manage to run for 3 minutes? You'll get there. Try this run again after a couple of days if you feel you need to. It took me 50 runs not the standard 27 (if you're doing the classic NHS C25K) to graduate and I repeated whole weeks sometimes, but I got there, and 5 years on I have just signed up for a 10 mile run next year. I never, ever thought this would be me. I'm still about 2 stone overweight as well, although when I started the programme I was a lot more.

    You can do this! Report back next time. Good luck!

  • Please don't give up. It doesn't matter how long it takes to complete the programme. Every run you do is helping to improve your fitness - even the ones that you feel haven't gone well. Keep it up - it is SO worth it !!

  • A run can nearly always be salvaged. You might need to stop and let your breathing return to normal but then carry on. Don't worry about it, it's normal. You're doing fine 🙂

  • Thanks everyone ... I'm going to push through it again

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