Couch to 5K

Post graduate runs

Done 3 runs since graduation but not a full 30 mins. Only done 20. I feel bad at myself for not going the extra 10 mins, but due to being overly tired before going for a run felt like 20 was better than nothing.

Hoping to get back to 30 mins on Wednesday and reaching 5k Saturday. They are my goals! Need something now I don't have a app with. Plan haha.

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I used the wk 9 podcasts for a couple of weeks after graduating, just to consolidate the 3 runs a week.

My suggestion is to target events to give you a goal and keep you running. For low cost and regular running parkruns are excellent and I am sure there is one near you. parkrun.org.uk

There are also 5k and 10k races all the time being run all over the country, internet search of 5k races near " " will find loads.

Having these will keep up the motivation to keep running.

Don't worry about the races being all hyper athletes and that you will be last and it will be embarrassing. Races cover a huge range of runners, and many have people that would almost walk the full distance.

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I'd love to do a park run, there isn't one near by and as I don't drive can be difficult to get to on public transport so early in the morning :(

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I'm sure it will be fine. I'm currently on a bridge to 10 plan and I've had to run three lots of 2k in the first week. I think the idea is that you still get the benefits but also it allows you to kick back, relax and realise that not all runs have to be full on. I'm sure it's not a good idea to be constantly pushing further and faster any way so maybe your shorter runs will actually be beneficial?

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I was thinking the same that they are probably just as beneficial as any other run.

I have downloaded the stepping stones podcast hoping these will be good.

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They are definitely worth a go. I,ve tried speed and stepping stones and enjoyed both.

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I'm just back from doing "stamina", it was a nice run.

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Looking forward to trying them

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