Couch to 5K

Week 7 run 2 done

Will running for 25 minutes ever get easier? Having said that, 20 min I can do easily..after I get over the hurdle of the achy and huffy-puffy first5minutes! And 2 weeks ago, the thought of running for20 minutes gave me sleepless nights!

I have started noticing that my mood on the non-run days is not so good but the days I run I am a much nicer, calmer and relaxed person. Anyone else experienced this?

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Many of us...! I get the Grumplies... when I cannot run..:)

Get past the toxic ten ( or five) then relax... :) These runs are great for that.. let the newly found running legs take you.. breathe gently, let the world pass you by...just go with it :)

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I'm just done with wk8 but got stuck in a week 7 vortex for a couple of weeks waiting for it ti get easier (as in less ardous and painful ) I am happy to report I now have moments of lucid running .

I'm the same on non- run days - feel like an addict waiting for my running fix - I've just gone 2 wks and no run ( long story) and hadn't fully appreciated the power of the run as a mood enhancer until I ran on Saturday - positively euphoric !:-)

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Yes it will get easier....trust me :)

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Yes, the longer runs do get better. I really struggled in W7 and my brain went on and on whingeing "Can I stop? ". Then in W8 it all began to get so much better and running for that length of time felt quite normal.

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Hey Zarmina, the extra 5 does seem harder, I did w7r1 today and found it challenging for the first 10 mins or so... don’t think the head on wind and rain helped much !!

I find I have to zone out and go for it.

I get grumpy on non run days...!! And look forward to the end of the work day so I can throw on my trainers Andy get out. !

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