Couch to 5K

Goodbye Week 6

The dreaded 25 minute run was blown out of the water yesterday by yours truly. I am so proud of my fat little legs :)

Would you believe it.... I actually started to enjoy myself during the run and just knew I was going to complete it. I even put a bit of a sprint in with a couple of minutes to go.

Sorry for sounding smug. I tried to complete the C25K program earlier this year to get fit for my Daughter's wedding. I managed to finish week 8 but never got around to graduating. It was a real struggle all the way through and even though I had some exhilarating moments, I never really enjoyed it.

This time, the progress has been remarkable (yes I had to start again from W1) and I really am finding myself looking forward to the next run.

I am determined to get the 'Graduate' label next to my name in a few weeks time :)

15 Replies
oldestnewest

You deserve to enjoy it and no you don't sound smug. I was similar in that I got to wk9 2 years ago, I may even have had only 1 run left.. but each run was a slog with lots of failures and retries. This time around though it has been much more enjoyable and I have been able to cope with it a lot better, not with ease but no failures(touch wood). Maybe there's a lesson in there somewhere.

Will look forward to seeing you posting with the graduate badge soon :)

2 likes
Reply

Thanks pinkaardvark (great name btw). So looking forward to the very last run of the program. Good luck to you too 😁

1 like
Reply

Well done to you. That was one of my favourite runs of the whole programme. No more pesky intervals, just nice long runs to find your rhythm and enjoy!

2 likes
Reply

Thanks WhatsApp. Yes I was actually finding my rhythm. Astonishing 🤯

1 like
Reply

Oh that's brilliant TOM😊...Wk6 in the bag and it sounds like maybe you found 'the zone', where you feel so relaxed you could run forever... robot legs etc.

Well done and so pleased that this time you are enjoying the program...you will definately be wearing a badge soon.😊

I always start my run at a nice, steady slow pace for the first few mins, then once your body knows you are running and you have the oxygen you need it all feels much easier. If you start too quickly you can get a bit puffed and have to push through this feeling until enough oxygen is in your bloodstream. You can read about this its sometimes referred to as the toxic ten, it helps if you do a good warm up walk too.

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Good luck with Wk7😊xx

2 likes
Reply

Thanks Jan. Good advice! I'll read about the toxic ten when I get chance. Thanks for the link.

Week 7 here I come :)

1 like
Reply

Thanks for the reminder about toxic 10 Bluebirdrunner t

1 like
Reply

With that sort of attitude the graduation podium is not too far away.

Amazing when you start enjoying it isn't it?!

2 likes
Reply

Yes... loving it :)

Thanks Fitter40s 'Graduate' (important bit that!)

2 likes
Reply

I'm still wearing the running equivalent of my 'P' plates. Think my relationship with running is a journey. Graduation was a nice stop on the way but definitely not a final destination.

Keep enjoying!

2 likes
Reply

Keep on going my friend..well done!

1 like
Reply

Cheers paule46 :)

Reply

Fantastic. Well done. Im just a bit ahead of you, (w7r2 just done), so we will hopefully be graduating around the same time.

1 like
Reply

That sounds good to me :)

Good luck

1 like
Reply

The badge will be waiting.. all polished and shiny!!

Very, very well done..it so lovely to have you back with us :) Keep posting please:)

1 like
Reply

You may also like...