So i was feeling like i was getting somewhere, smashed the 20 minute run last week but really struggled to complete last nights run which was a total of 18 mins with walking breaks. Feeling demotivated!
Wk 6 run 1 - not good: So i was feeling like i... - Couch to 5K
Try to think, steady and smooth... not smash.
Just relax into the longer runs..that is what the beauty of them is... Let the newly found running legs find their own happy pace.
Don't push it..they know what they are doing... up your stamina and strength exercises on rest days too.. that is equally important
Breathe gently, relax the shoulders... take everything in...
"Fast enough to get there...slow enough to see"
You will be fine
Demotivated after six weeks! Not lapping Mo yet? 😤☹️
I’d pack it all in, it’s rubbish
Do me a favour! 😁
Slow down, do the work and you’ll nail it. Come on 💪💪💪💪💪
I am old. I ran a marathon , but I started same as you on Day 1
I don’t get demotivated. I just dig deeper. It’s so worth doing I can’t tell you 😃👍
Certainly not thinking of packing it in, also not expecting to run a marathon.
But it was the first time in the 6 weeks i've been running (yes a whole 6 weeks) that i really really struggled and yes, i felt demotivated as every other time i've been out i came back feeling euphoric!
Thanks for your kick up the bum though!
I always warn people, after they post their W5R3 triumph, that W6R1 catches many out.
Don't just look at the running intervals, it is the overall time of the workout that counts, unless of course you can walk briskly without any expenditure of effort.
W6R1 is in fact the longest workout to date in the programme, so you need to pace yourself, not charge away thinking that you have got this running thing taped, simply because you managed to run for twenty minutes in the previous run. It is psychologically as difficult for the new runner as W5R3, but by following the instructions to go slowly you are easily physically capable of it if you have a positive and cautious mental approach.
Every run is training for the next one, even the ones that don't go as well as hoped.
Don't feel demotivated! I am repeating c25k as rehab as I have already graduated but tore my hamstring so haven't run for 3cmonths.
I didxwk6 r1(20 mins) in the pouring ran and it felt easier thanw2 of run/walk/run!!
Its making you stronger and ready for 25 mins of continuous run. Well done getting to wk6 👍👏👏