Couch to 5K


Well this morning was the time to prove to myself I could do 20 minutes non stop. To say I was a little apprehensive would be an understatement but out I went.

I made it to 17 minutes and then the hill (poor planning on my part to have a hill at the end of the run!) got the better of me. Felt gutted!! Had to give myself a big talking to on the warm down walk 'so what if you didn't make the 20 mintues this time YOU did do 17 minutes...17 minutes!!!!! Thats 9 minutes longer than before!!!' So am now back at home and although didn't quite make it this time I am still smiling and slightly proud of myself. Will just have to try again on the next run.

On a completely separate note I got new trainers yesterday, professionally fitter, they feel so good!

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Nice work, its a pain when you get those unplanned for hills but if you can do 17 you know you can do 20 next time.

I had one of those routes and had the brain wave of reversing it so the big hill was at the start and ........ downhill! Yay!


Liking your style Greg. Would have reversed the route but was running back to get my car after a few vinos last night!


dont beat yourself up too much. hold onto that "I ran 17 minutes" thought. I did this on the treadmill & when it came to the last minute & laura said slow it down if you need to, I hit the emergency stop button instead. I felt really cheated but once I had done it again there was no stopping me.

good luck X


17 minutes after a night on the vino sounds pretty impressive, sounds like a plan towards the pub :)


Going to give it another go tomorrow (can't wait till Tuesday which is my normal running day). Wish me luck


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