W7R3 ✔️: Finally finished wk7. Have to say it... - Couch to 5K

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W7R3 ✔️


Finally finished wk7. Have to say it takes me about 10 mins in before I feel “comfortable “ if that’s the right word.

Anyway, tried the STRAVA app for the first time to see how far I’d run. Absolutely gutted to see it was only 2.1km!!!

Then I put my glasses on and saw that this was miles not km! Duh!! So it’s about 3.4 km.

For me it’s not so much about the distance, I just want to be able to go out and run when I want, where I want and I’ll prob never do a 5k.

If anyone could tell me how to change the app from miles to km I’d appreciate it!

Have a great day everyone- looks like it’s going to be a goodun!

12 Replies

Hi, glad you are using Strava, it’s a great app! On an iphone, If you look in the settings button along the bottom, you will see ‘units of measurement. Good luck

MumsygillGraduate in reply to SteveJoh

Thanks Steve- done!


Well done.

That first ten minutes is known as the toxic ten and there are good scientific reasons for it.


MumsygillGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thanks as always

Well done! I am not bothered about getting to 5K either just happy to be ableto run

MumsygillGraduate in reply to cheryl_couch_tatty



Well done! I cant see anything on a screen without my glasses so have to wait til I'm in the car to see how far I've run!

5km is a long way off for me. Am just enjoying being able to run. But maybe one day....!


You never know! You might get to 5k one day when you’re read and want to! Like you, am happy with just getting to 30 mins. Well done on week 7...6 more to go!! 👍👍👍

MumsygillGraduate in reply to 18Windmill

Who knows! We might just do that. Can’t believe we’ve two weeks left- go us!!💪💪💪


Well Done! Excellent attitude towards running as well x

MumsygillGraduate in reply to pianoteacher

Thank you- it’s people like you that inspire me xx

pianoteacherGraduate in reply to Mumsygill

Aww thank you! I wouldn't describe myself as such :-)

I think everyone here doing this is inspirational - including you xx

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