So, fellow c25k peeps, you know the drill... Week 1 is 3 runs following the same pattern. Week 2 is 3 runs following the same pattern.... this nice, comfortable routine works just fine... and this carries on for a few more runs. Excellent. I know where I'm at and my feet are also happy with this arrangement. And then it happens.....
You hit week 5 and boom! Routine goes out the window. I completed W5 R1 on Thursday and it went well. Great stuff. Unfortunately I haven't been able to get out again until this morning. I knew it was going to be hard work but I consoled myself with the fact I'd already done run 1 so despite it being a few days, I knew I could do this.
So, on I go pressing the play button on the app and it was at this point I decided that it's a good job Michael Johnson doesn't join me in person for the runs because after what he said to me about todays run and what he expected of me he'd have got a slap. I was working at a rate of about 20 wtf's per minute by the time he'd finished his introduction.
I did not expect run 2 to be any different to run 1. I won't spoil it for those who haven't done it yet but in week 5 they mix it up a bit.
The good news is that despite my initial shock of what was expected of me on today's run, I smashed it. I was really pleased with myself and I'm now officially well over halfway in the programme. Go me!!
In all seriousness though, although I'm only on week 5 I never, ever, ever thought I'd be running for these amount of times. I hope to carry on improving through the weeks too obviously. The time taken from week 1 until today isn't that great really and yet the difference in my stamina and fitness is immense. I've seen many people on here say you should trust in the programme and it's so true. I'm really glad I didn't go down the expensive gym route when I was looking into doing some exercise. This is way better.
Happy Monday fellow runners. Have a good week