I want to run wk3 -Feel free to join - Couch to 5K

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I want to run wk3 -Feel free to join


Hi there, for those who know me the title is very apt for me at the moment, but I know I'm not alone with the heat and those on the IC many of us can empathise with the title and for those running regularly and training for events it fits for you too, may we all be back running together soon.

Welcome to Week 3 Hope youre all doing okay.:-)

What the quest is:-

The quest takes six weeks.

You can join any time within that six weeks.

The main aim of the quest is to help you find a focus or goal that you would like to achieve by the end of the Quest period.

We ask that you are a graduate . The main reason we ask this is that while you are doing the program your plan is very structured, so we wouldn't want the quest to interfere with that.

Most popular goals are:-

To run three times a week

To slowly increase distance

To train for a specific race

To add In Stretch and strength exercises

As you can see they are personal to yourself and it's totally your own choice.

Every week I will pin a new post where all the members of the quest can talk about how things are going


So if you wanted to join all you have to do is put

I would like to join the quest, or count me in and then I would like to. ..............

Your name will be added for the duration of the Quest.

Good Luck everybody !

Real Foodie Club, Ju-ju and Pops xxx


















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I'm running, what more can I say about this week. 😀 Not far and not fast but I will slowly build up. Well the distance will get bigger not so sure about the pace. I really don't think losing a kidney will make me miraculously faster 😀🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️.

OldflossAdministrator in reply to Realfoodieclub

Yeay! Running Rfc x That is so good! Who needs fast? Just being out there and doing it is the thing..you have and are doing amazingly!

Bazza1234Graduate in reply to Realfoodieclub

REalFoodie - my goal over the next couple of months is to be able to walk 5K!!! :(

RealfoodieclubGraduate in reply to Bazza1234

Hi Bazza welcom onboard, I have added your name. I'm sure it must be frustrating as I know how it feels to be benched but take it steady. I kept myself sane by telly myself I am only doing this recovery once so I'm going to do it right, that seemed to help on the down days. We have lots of walkers of all different abilities on our walking for health site as well.



I am now on week 2 following graduation on the 22nd of June. Last week I struggled on 3 x 5K runs and had to walk parts of each run. On Saturday morning I ran my 7th Parkrun and shaved another 16 seconds off my PB time crossing the line @ 32:07. More than taking a few seconds off my PB time I was so happy that I managed to run it all without having to walk any. I am still a long way off a comfortable and consistent sub 30 min 5k, but I'm getting there.



I'd like to sign up belatedly please. I did think my Goal for this Quest was not to have a Quest at all and my life is so unpredictable at the moment.

However, some modest little markers of success might be a good thing for me so my goals are:

5+ runs (30 mins minimum)

5+ yoga sessions

RealfoodieclubGraduate in reply to GoogleMe

Welcome onboard I have added your name. I find I need the quest more when life becomes unpredictable but like you I take it down a little just to take the pressure off I find that really helps.

Back from a weeks holiday in Devon. No running last week but I swam everyday and did some coastal walking (hills!)

This morning I went out and did Stepping Stones. It went well and my breathing wasn't a problem at all. The last 10 mins were the best and most relaxed running I have felt for a while...

So back to my 3 runs per week again and looking forward to Wednesday.😊

*Proves that a rest from running can be a good thing. Before this I had done five weeks of 3x a week running.

Have a good week everyone 😊x

Feeling good with this one. Two ticked off.

Under 35 minute parkrun on Pacer Saturday - but back up to 35.02 last week, still happy with that.

This morning I just did my 5 miles in 68 minutes.

So I can ease back and just run three times a week, whatever I feel like. Maybe it is time to include a few hills. Gulp!


Only managed one run last week. Had limited days when I could run at all and I managed to get a summer cold (and my other half wouldn't let me run in the pouring rain with it!) followed by laryngitis which left me lacking in energy.

Went out yesterday and did a mixed run/walk as it was hot and I'm still not 100% - but figured it was better than not doing anything!

Fingers crossed for steady improvement to achieve my 5k by the end of the month (realistically a run/walk 5k, but that's fine with me :) ).


I had a good run yesterday, left me feeling hopeful for this quest. My revised goal is to do the race I missed back in April.


Managed 3 runs continued using Stepping Stones and 2 exercise classes. Still working through the logistics of doing a park run as I normally run Friday and Sunday and do an exercise class on Saturday.


Only managed 1 run last week also and not my "quest" 5k run but I did get to the Pilates class and that is also part of my quest. Sometimes life just gets in the way and we have to accept that ...

Second run secured. About 33 mins running and a pb. Yay😊

Third run of the week done this morning..and one of my best runs yet!

Breathing the same all the way through, no cramp in my calf (drank water yesterday) and could have kept going at the end.😊

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