Big decision!: I graduated back in April and... - Couch to 5K

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Big decision!


I graduated back in April and since then have continued with running 3 times a week and today ran my 4th Parkrun.

But over the last couple of weeks I seem to have hit the doldrums. My mojo has gone and the gremlins have moved in. I love the feeling of achievement after a run, I love being part of this C25k community and I love wearing my new running clothes! but I don't love the actual running at the moment.

So I've made a decision. I've given myself a long term challenge of running 10k by 14th February 2018, one year after 1 started C25k.

I'm hoping that by declaring this in writing on the forum it will give me more purpose and my mojo will return.

So onwards and upwards ... gremlins be gone!

p.s. I'm changing my username slighting for future posts. As I'm no longer 59 yrs old and haven't been since May I'm dropping the 59 at the end ... but it still me!

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Hi Wizziewood - I just did my first run on a bridge to 10k programme this morning, it was good to have some structure back as I was running to a podcast. Good luck with your new challenge.

Wizziewood in reply to SC1472

Thanks, and good luck to you too. I'm sure you'll get there before me. I'm just hoping that if I achieve 10k I should enjoy running 5k a bit more!

Happy running!


10k is my favourite distance. It is long enough to cover some ground, doesn't take too long nor leave me totally unfit for anything else for the rest of the day. It requires no special preparation nor the need to carry water or fuel. The only way to start the weekend for me, unless I am parkrunning, of course.

It is great to have a target and this is actually achievable in just a few weeks, but there is no need to rush.

Keep running, keep smiling.

Thanks. I'm definitely not in a rush, 'slow and steady' I think is the recommended way!


HI Wizziewood, I was glad to read your post...I've been much the same since graduating, and finding the gremlins tend to creep in very easily once the structure of the podcasts came to an end. I didn't seem to get too well with the post c25k podcasts as I found the pace a little odd/slow. Anyhow, I have been running along listening to desert island discs and various running podcasts and what with the hot weather and hay fever I've noticed that I have started to slack off....nooooo! So I think I'm going to follow your excellent idea and follow a 10k training plan. Good luck and happy running.😀

Wizziewood in reply to Lupinsmum

Thanks and good luck to you too. I'm in no hurry to achieve 10k but feel that working slowly towards it will give me structure and hopefully I can get to enjoying a 5k run.

Happy Running!

IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to Lupinsmum

Do remember there is a Bridge to 10 forum on HU with many familiar faces.

LupinsmumGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Coolio!...I'll drop in.

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