Gave w8r2 a beating, and Sarah let me down again! - Couch to 5K

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Gave w8r2 a beating, and Sarah let me down again!


I just came in from the latest run, and I'll be honest: it was a toughie. Talk about a toxic first five minutes! My breathing was all over the place and at one point I was wishing I could just photosynthesize, it would have been easier than constantly counting in and out! I began to flag a little when I had to hop over a fence and my legs felt like they were about to buckle, but I managed to push on into the big hill before the luuurvely flat section, but I was almost out of energy by the end of that and trudged to the end, only realising 32 minutes in I hadn't heard my favourite Geordie for some time and the app had stopped again! (I'm thinking of swapping to Strava instead of endomondo, there's obviously a clash in software) but I simply added another minute on to the end and timed it.

Don't get me wrong, it was a good run, but tough in stages.

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Always use Strava never had an issue. Good luck.


The run may have been tough in places, but you were tougher all the way. Way to go.

in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thanks dude, my right knees a bit stiff now. I think ill be enjoying a good rest day tomorrow and strapping it up when I go out again.


Well done! You kept going 👏🏻👏🏻We all have runs like that, so don’t worry! I’ve also had the app give up on me but only repeated runs after week 9 (?!) Bet the next one will be awesome!


Well done for pushing on! I use strava with the C25K app - they used to clash and C25K would stop if a 0.5km notification came on at the same time as Sarah, so I’ve turned the strava voice notifications off and had no probs since :)

I had an issue with that same run yesterday. Not an app problem, but a hideous first 7 or so minutes. Funny how some runs are bogey ones.

Well done for pushing on - and exceeding the 28 minutes though! Not far to go now.


in reply to cheekychipmunks

I've been having it every run, it's like I'm trying too hard to get oxygen in my lungs, so I tend to do slow breaths and not completely fill my lungs at first until I have to. It's a wierd one. Almost like I think 'ok, I'm running so I NEED OXYGEN. PANIC STATIONS! BREATHE HARD!' But I don't actually need it.


well done. I use Strava and no issues either, along with radio/phone music or spotify

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