I was ok until the final 1:30 run, that nearly killed me! I couldn't even bring my legs to do a brisk walk to cool down 😂 Got a Fitbit today so it was interesting to see stats after too. Let's hope run 2 is a little easier!
W2 R1 that was a challenge!: I was ok until the... - Couch to 5K
Couch to 5K
I would say perhaps you need to run more slowly? It's easy to set off fast but in Week 2 you don't have the conditioning for it...
Slow down...then you will find the next run a breeze!
Well done you!
Keep with me and let the 🐌 overtake and it's a bit easier: Doing this run for the second time tomorrow morning. Well done for completing it
Thanks! Maybe if I wear a shell on my back it'll be a constant reminder to slow down?! Good luck tomorrow morning
Start my week 2 on Tuesday and worried about jelly legs too, well done for completing it ... doesn't matter how fast you get there... every finish is a win... feel as proud of yourself as we are of you 👍🏃👍
Ps...Fitbit is addictive... had mine for a couple of month and I am obsessed!! The Strava app is good too... you can build up a log of all your runs with stats etc ...
Thank you! You're right, I should feel proud and stop thinking about how it was challenging. Good luck on Tuesday, let us know how it goes 😁
snail pace minus 1 and today I even got down to snail pace minus 2
Slowly, slowly, very slowly...it will be easier the slower you start, it easy to start Week 2 with quicker running because you think that’s what you ought to do but actually it’s best to start every run slowly, even at W9R3 😉
I used to do that too early on... almost sprint then be puffed out and struggle (still have to be mindful of that) but once I realized what I was doing ‘wrong’ I slowed and settled in to a good pace.
I need to speed up again now!
Stick with it 😃.
Glad to hear I'm not the only one who's done that, so thank you! It's another lesson learnt and will hopefully make it more enjoyable next time 😁