PG's, when do I get better at this?? - Couch to 5K

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PG's, when do I get better at this??

Gilliano666
Gilliano666Graduate

Since graduating approx 6 weeks ago, I haven't made much progress.

Considering during c25k, I progressed week on week for 9 weeks, I seem to have stalled.

My short term aim is to consolidate 30 min runs, and improve distance.

I also thought a 30 min run would now feel comfortable, but nooo!

Still enjoying it though, and am running 2 or 3 times a week

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Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate

The only way a 30 min run will feel better is if you get used to doing longer. Mind I can do 10k and 30 mins is still hard, but if I ran the pace I used to run, I’d find it easier for sure. If you want things to feel easier, you need to push pace and distance.

Gilliano666
Gilliano666Graduate
in reply to Tasha99

Thanks Tasha, when you put it like that it makes sense. So it looks like my goal of popping out for a 30 min run and coming back without having broke into a sweat is not really a likelihood. 10k is quite an achievement. Did you to bridge to 10k? X

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate
in reply to Gilliano666

Yes I did. I found it much easier than c25k but my back starts to ache after about 8-9k so I’m working on strength and then considering HM. I think whatever you do, even for me a 2-3k run and I’m dripping in sweat!

If you hop over to bridge to 10k you’ll find ju-ju-‘s plan in the pinned posts. I think she’s starting a new plan in a week or so 👌🏽

Gilliano666
Gilliano666Graduate
in reply to Tasha99

Aee thanks for taking the time to write back. Will seek out ju jus plan. Happy running and hope your back eases off 😊

sallenson
sallensonGraduate
in reply to Gilliano666

Listen to Tasha. She is a goddess!!

Gilliano666
Gilliano666Graduate
in reply to sallenson

She sure is!

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate
in reply to sallenson

😂 I wish but thanks man 🤗

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Running over time and slower and under time and faster will develop endurance and speed. If you know your normal tempo, there are apps that will help you stay on it. You can use them to knock off tiny bits like 10 seconds per mile, running shorter distance just outside your comfort zone.

Gilliano666
Gilliano666Graduate
in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thanks for your reply. I normally just use the stats off my fitbit, but maybe time to use an app. Worth a try 👍

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator
in reply to Gilliano666

There’s a programme on here too I believe. I haven’t graduated here, but I did once compete at 3000m... 4K runs within myself for endurance 200, 400 and 800 at vVmax+ for speed (and boy that hurt)

Almost all distances need that type of approach, except marathon.

Try Nike Run Club... you can Just go with Mo, you can do intervals with Paula Radcliffe, and there’s other legends there too... the guided runs will help. The race plans may too. Oh, and I feel that if I don’t recommend the headspace runs than Fabulous450 may never speak to me again.

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