Hey guys & gals, I just can't seem to move on from the excellent Couch to 5k programme. I completed this about 3 years ago but all attempts to just keep on running were a bit stop/start again. 1 run a week doth not a runner make.!
What I found is that I'd lost my mojo. Attempts to run 20 mins continuously failed with a walk break occurring after just 5 mins.
I bit the bullet last week & signed up for the Bedford half marathon in September. Having a target is SO important. My last few regular runs kick-started with Laura on Wk 5 run 3 the dreaded 20 mins. This (alongside calming reggae music) has brought my running back to the 30 mins mark, thanks to Week 9 Run 3 (twice lately).
Laura's 10 min alerts have been so important to getting back on track. I intend to do a park run tomorrow, my 3rd (?!) in as many years. And I must book a 10 km as an intermediate target.
My message is "Always have a target to keep you focussed" & pick 1 training programme & work with it. I'm basing my training on womensrunninguk.co.uk/wp-co...
Which seems to give me plenty of time barring injury/whatever!
I always come back to this forum as the community has always been lovely & some of us have gone on to be mentors to the rest of us, eh, what.
Until the next time, keep on running!