Completely lost it this morning and only did about 15 mins running and walked the rest. Not sure what happened though it was more gremlins than exhaustion! Will repeat on Tuesday and not give up!!
Week 8 Run 2 Epic Fail!!! :-(: Completely lost... - Couch to 5K
Couch to 5K
It's all practice (no failing here). Some runs go well, others less so. I'm sure Tuesday will be better
Keep going 😊 I had the same problem on W5R2 the first time I tried it. The second time it was fine, and it was only a couple of days later. It was people on here telling me I could do it that gave me the confidence to do it. Sure it's a blip - you've got the right attitude. Good luck for next run.
No 'f' words please... it happens and there could be so many reasons...
Rest up. do some stretching and stamina exercises and then when you set out Tuesday... slow and steady, relax into the longer run and know you will do it
Sorry, I don't have any expert advice but wanted to cheer on a fellow early riser! It was lovely and crisp in the early hours of this morning. Even as a walk I hope you enjoyed getting out there as much as I did? Your still achieving by keeping up the routine and getting yourself moving. Good luck on your next run 😀
I think we've all been there!!! Repeat it and you'll be fine. I think that happened to me once in wk 2 and then 6 and then 8 😂
Thanks. Going to repeat on tues. I have had a heavy food weekend with a wedding and my daughter had me up and down a fair bit in the night so that probably had something to do with it. From an exercise point of view I did do 40 ish minutes of walking / running so at least I ticked that box!!
Hey you didn't do the Eff word. Just a practice run, which at this stage of the programme puts more stamina in the bank and kms on your clock. Take a rest, do some fruity swearing at the gremlins and put on your trainers with renewed grit for your next time out. You did Run 1 and so Run 2 is no different to that. Very best of luck next time out
Thanks. I think I was disheartened because I did run 1 ok and even did an extra 30secs running! Onwards and upwards
You didn't fail you had a practice run !!
Don't worry about it or dwell on it, it happens. You have completed this run so you know you can do it. When I feel like stopping I go through a mental check list to make sure no really problems, feet, ankles, knees etc. I then hear Oldfloss saying 'slow and steady' and slow down a bit but just keep running.
The first time I pulled up short ( don't like the f-word, not keen on 'practice run' either) was weeks after graduation. I have done it a couple of times now. No rhyme or reason that I can fathom, and on both occasions I ran again after a days break and completed the planned run no problem.
It happens. Don't dwell on it. You've got this🏃🏃
As everyone else had said 'it's not a f***'. Sometimes the gremlins and Peskie Pixies work their evil way but they don't have the level of stamina you have built up therefore they won't be with you next time out!
Thank you all for your words of motivation. Went out this morning as planned and completed the full 2i minutes running. Feeling fab now. Thanks guys
Oh no Sarah that's just your practice for completing it on Tuesday - i will keep everything crossed for you. Good luck
I was exactly the same tonight. Week 9 run 1 was terrible. Only managed 15 mins too and felt well out of it.
Im going to repeat too so hopefully we will both be back on track 😉
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