Week 9 cream crackered update

Well thats the 1st run of my week 12 done on tuesday , now i remember why i run at night . Had a half day , knowing i wasnt feeling in the mood for a run today legs etc still sore from sunday , never even done my walk on monday , i get the brilliant idea of going in the afternoon , any later and there was a good chance i wouldnt . What carry on that was , the weather was too hot for me really ( im a winter baby 🤣🤣🤣) , but off i go wearing the minimum to stay legal. The run goes off and within 10 /15 min im suffering , even with wet top and shorts (picture that girls ) lol . I start over heating , bpm up to 140 , pace 700m per 5 min im just all over the place . I manage to slow it right down again , 550m per five min and some how get rate down to 109 bpm . I was well hydrated , i drink about 4lt a day at least . I seem to be one of those people that struggle with the 1st 10/15 min , as that seems to be the pattern ive set , so now i look at 1st 15 as warm up lol and then a proper 15 min run . God alone knows what it will be like when i step up to 33 minutes, those extra 3 will be hard fought but ill beat them .




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4 Replies

  • Well done !!! So close. And My BPM can reach 170+ at times on the treadmill haha. Im 17 stone plus though so kinda expected lol. And whats the 33 minute limit you speak of? :P Thats beyond C25K. :)

  • I graduated c25k but at 18st7lb when i started 5k in 30 werent going to happen , but by graduation i was down to 17st dead . The 1s month solo ive kept the runs to 30 min to consolidate my 3k+ . Next month i extend the time spent running by 10% hence the 33 min ... I went off piste for the 2nd run of week 9 and completed 5k in 48 minutes . Having scratched that itch , it was back on plan . The general advice seems to be only to extend your runs in 10% increments ..

  • Gotcha , I admit i missed your graduate badge prior to posting. I think in total I only lost about 7 pounds which goes up and down but thats mainly my eating habits lol. Ill just keep going and see what happens. IT still REALLY hurts to do 30 mins right now.

  • Most of us struggle with the heat. It's dire isn't it? But you went out so good for you. Dont worry about the first 10-15 minutes. There was a post about this very subject a while ago and there is scientific evidence that shows the body takes that long to catch up with the brain when we first start to run. That's why we struggle . Something like that. But it's normal 🙂

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