Hi all, I've been lurking on the forum for the past 4 weeks reading all your advice which has been a great help. I've hit my first stumbling block after really enjoying the programme so far. I've just finished W4R2 and now for the second time in a row I've struggled to finish the second 3 min run and the last 5min run. Both times I've had to go back to walking for the last minute of both those runs. I finished week 3 and didn't feel it was too much of a struggle. Should I go back to W3R3 or just plod on until I can finish W4 three times successfully?
W4 - I've hit a wall: Hi all, I've been lurking... - Couch to 5K
I’ve just finished week 4 today. It was very hot but took it easy pace wise. Are you sure you are not running too fast. My running pace is not much faster than my warm up fast walk. Remember we are doing a light jog as Sarah Millican keeps telling me!!
If you feel you need to repeat runs do it! I’m sure I won’t do week 5 in just 3 runs - keep at it but at your own pace.
Thanks guys. I've struggled with slowing my pace from the start. Have been watching videos about slow jogging all week! Today I thought I had slowed down but actually ran slightly faster than last time when I checked the tracking on my phone! The heat today definitely didn't help! Will try again early on Monday