This was for me the toughest run yet. I'm sitting here and my legs are throbbing! Each run seemed to last a life time. I was searching for some enjoyment but nothing today. The last run with a walking break and I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not 🙈
Week 6 Run 2 - Arghhhhh!: This was for me the... - Couch to 5K
It is by far, IMO, the worst run. You got through it and that's the main thing. I swear they only put W6 in there to make us hate interval running so we would enjoy the longer runs once more.
You now have four 25 minute runs ahead of you, which is a good chance to really consolidate your running with consistency. The last several runs have all been different and it is really hard for you to see progress within that.
Well done for getting through this one!
I'm doing it tonight too. Glad you made it. I am determined to get through no matter what.
Week 6 is a massive week in the programme. Its a huge hurdle that most of us graduates see as pivotal. After this one you are just adding a few minutes on to the end of your runs, and for me certainly when the runs became enjoyable.
Continual running is all I can do now, once I start walking I can't seem to get going again.
Look back to wk 1 and how you felt about running for 1minute, the c25k journey behind you is way bigger than the one ahead.
If you can finish wk 6 you can finish the programme.
I'm scheduled to do this run tonight. I found W5R3 really hard. I prefer the intervals of walking and am not looking forward to W6R3 of 25 mins, plus I think I may be developing plantar facitis as since W6R1 my left foot arch is tenet and that heel hurts a bit. Doesn't help having flat feet!
Sounds as though you're doing really well, especially if you managed the 20 min run.
I thought the 20 min run at this point must have been a mistake.
you got there. all that counts. I stuck my summer jazz on the smartyphone, got michael johnson to take the run with me and off we went. 5min walk, 10min run, 3min walk, 10 min run and 5 minute cool down. got home and promptly necked a litre of bitter lemon to calm my fever (tree). Now its off for a bath and then a movie off amazon prime. Wednesday will be interesting... starting to play with the big boys.