Even though I’ve just started week 6, this is my first post because if I’m honest, I really didn’t expect to get beyond week 2! When I found it hard to run for 60 seconds in the first week, I doubted that this programme would work for me but unbelievably I’ve just completed W6R1. The real thrill was being able to run for 20 minutes in W5R3 (woohoo) as I honestly thought it was a mis-print when I first saw it. It seemed such a big increase from the previous run but having done it I went into my run this morning with so much more confidence that perhaps 5k at the end of nine weeks is actually possible. Surprisingly I found today’s run harder than expected as my calves really ached-which they don’t usually, but I managed it Honestly, if I can do this then ANYONE can. If you’re doubting yourself- fear not- it’s possible.
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Great post! Very similar experience to mine, got 6.1 tomorrow and my legs still ache a little from 5.3 on Saturday!
I could have written that post! The programme is very clever isn’t it? I did W6R1 yesterday and will do R2 tomorrow.
Can’t believe R3 is 25 minutes!
I’m loving running, having hated the thought of it for years. I can see it being a permanent part of my life now!
Isn’t it amazing that we can now call ourselves runners? 😀🏃♀️🏃♂️😀
It really is. The great thing is that a lot of my friends are now considering starting. Never thought I’d be a trend-setter 😂
Great post Beanjo! Well done you!! You’ve done brilliantly! It’s great when you get that feeling that it’s definetly possible and it certainly is! 😁❤️
Great to have you posting, I think many of us recognise that euphoric feeling, and don't worry about 5k in 9 weeks, certainly not in 30 mins, most graduates don't achieve that, it is really about running for 30 minutes 3 times in a week
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Love this post Beanjo, inspiring. I've been putting off starting Couch 25k, after downloading the app several weeks ago, with best intentions. But then came the excuses, no, reasons, that I tell myself; I've had a long day, gotta go shopping instead, just finish this series on Netflix, oh it's the world cup. I don't feel I have any more 'reasons' left. Must start, will start...
I agree - just done r1week6 too. And am amazed......
Thank you SO much (isn’t this web-link great? And encouraging? I’ve only recently discovered it!)
It’s really good isn’t it? Everyone’s so encouraging
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