What is your week Week 2 August 2018 - Couch to 5K

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What is your week Week 2 August 2018

Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate
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Good morning and hello there. This month it is my turn to bring us all together in the what is your week chats. I can see we have really grown since the last time I did this, it is great to see so many new faces. I thought the quote below as very apt to how I used to feel going through the program I was so eager to feel like a runner it was my main motivation. Now I am a runnner and I love it.

We are growing so much at the moment and we wanted to have a little fun post ,so we can see who is on what week of the programme, and hopefully it will help everyone to feel more included on the forum.

Please remember it doesn't matter if you stay on the same week for a while, that is fine; it is a journey and it really doesn't matter how long it takes, it will be so worth it when you get to the final run.

If you have just graduated, this will be a great place to keep you motivated, there is always the Quest on the Bridge to 10k forum as well for graduates.

I will add all the names from this week under this post. Every week for the month of August the names will roll over into another post.

Let's get a good list going so we can support each other.

(Come on you lurkers, you can do it as well. ?)

Megatoothater

Manxmezzo

Kerrylh

Jelon

Rab72

nickye89

jeffbird

shakeywakey

Archerj

Bettyb719

Kamia

Gran4z

GirlOnTheRun

RachS88

Calcath

Matilda2903

Oldfool

Bellaj

Pigivi

Crib

Behr

Taffinator

Vernon65

Rossonyol

Emmajane71

Shakdang

Runip

Vix-yp

Ann4g

Ljb71

Gardengate

Obijo

Fabulous450

Robert-Is-a-Runner

junejelly

Thea1965

MVBrown

SarahOreilly

Sharna86

Jonny-run-lately

AgingMetalHead

DWARFIE

bonny-lass

diligemore

klangmeister

Lalaisrunning

BarbieW

Pigsy90

Mandiv

Hermoine14

Spanner20

Carolinemcd

Amy09

Clivewoolley

Deals1

ILB1

Jandys

Shakdag

Taffywasawelshman

Puddleduck123

Yamcat

CCCarter 123

Jundal

Rowbot

Chourflourie

Emceejay

Lookgrandmacanrun

Boniobiscuits

Bandit14

Emilyreads

Runderwoman

Sashsquatch 1972

Kn25

Piratewench

Telford-mike

rossinyol

Prettypink1

Joules48

Emily-m

JaquiAM

60sgirl

Rhymo

Grannymand

Sandi-runs

Sirvillian

Jenniticot

Oaktree2

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Bandit14
Bandit14Graduate

Starting wk 6 tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜Š

W8R1 tomorrow :-)

W3R2 for me tomorrow and loving it (so far anyway!)

Taffinator
TaffinatorGraduate

Started W5 this morning, and I enjoyed it ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Norfolk18
Norfolk18Graduate
in reply to Taffinator

Me too! my last run of last week was a bit deflating as I couldnโ€™t manage the second 3 min or 5min but then this morning I managed all three runs, Yay ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

Taffinator
TaffinatorGraduate
in reply to Norfolk18

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Gran4z
Gran4zGraduate

On granny duty all week so wondering if I will be able to run, sheโ€™s up at 6am and bounces through the day till about 8 pm, so likely I will be suffering withdrawal symptoms by Friday ๐Ÿค•. Did a Parkrun last Saturday with a new PB, yippee. Aiming to get to the Hastings Parkrun next Saturday, someone here said itโ€™s a good one, itโ€™s flat! Suits me ๐Ÿ˜Ž. Maybe not running much this week I will have loads of stored energy in my muscles and will run super fast - possibly?! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Happy running everyone, have a great week ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ˜

Finished Run 3 week 6 this morning. Biggest challenge has been getting enough air in my lungs but today didn't sound so bad and didn't have to turn Laura up to drown out sound of self. She was right though I was scared that 25 minutes would be too much but did it and now less worried about Week 7.

Emmajane71
Emmajane71Graduate

Did wk9 run 1 this morning, enjoyed every second of it! 2 more to go 'till graduation ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

EmilyReads
EmilyReadsGraduate

I did W2R1 yesterday. Quite enjoyed it but not looking forward to tomorrow as temperature is meant to be in the 30s :(

RunderWoman
RunderWomanGraduate

W3R3 is the next one but am full of head cold and sore throat at the moment so will have to wait a few days more... ๐Ÿคง

Get better soon

RunderWoman
RunderWomanGraduate
in reply to Joules48

Aww, thanks Joules.

Starting week 9 tomorrow! V excited

Week 2. Run 1 tonight ๐Ÿ‘

Granniemand
GranniemandGraduate
in reply to Sasquatch1972

I'm on week 2 run 3 Friday and I'm also 1972. Good luck. X

KN25
KN25Graduate

Graduated on Sunday so for the next few weeks I just plan to keep to 3 x 30 minute runs a week and then very slowly increase distance until I can hit 5k

Piratewench
PiratewenchGraduate

W2R1 done tonight actually found it a bit easier as gave up the fags yesterday and now vaping. After completing W1 Sunday and finding it hard to catch my breathe the decision was easy. Also got my half stone award at SW on Monday so even more motivated.

Well done you!!

Runip
RunipGraduate

Week 6 for me; just finished run 1. It was tricky but doable, so feeling good about run 2. For now ๐Ÿ˜‰

telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate

I did my 3rd week of consolidation runs last week 2 x 5k and a 6k. Then I saw ju-ju's 10k plan. I decided to start at week 2, so ran the first 6k on Monday. I'll do the 3k on Thursday and the 5k at my first parkrun on Saturday. Excited!

Rossinyol
RossinyolGraduate

I left my running gear in England and itโ€™s just as well as here in Catalonia itโ€™s like the surface of the sun. We had 27 degrees minimum NIGHT TIME temperature on Friday, 42 degrees max during the day. Itโ€™s also incredibly humid so the slightest exertion requires yet another shower. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ So much for my day-dreaming about running through the vineyards.

Wk 5 run 3 planned for Thursday ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

Week 4 run 1 for me this week. Just done week 3 run 3 tonight

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate

More consolidation runs for me. Iโ€™m not aiming to do a 5k this week, but if I find a suitable place to aim for that while on holiday, I may try for another. Otherwise itโ€™s whatever distance I can reach during the 30 minutes Iโ€™ll be running on the beach!! ๐Ÿ Another new experience ahead!! Oh, I do so love running!! Excited!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ

emily-m
emily-mGraduate

I'm on week 2 this week. Did W2R2 this morning. Next run Thursday. ๐Ÿ™‚

Granniemand
GranniemandGraduate
in reply to emily-m

W2R3 for me Friday. Good luck and keep at it x

emily-m
emily-mGraduate
in reply to Granniemand

Thanks! You too. It was fine earlier, still getting a bit of stitch but not as bad as previous runs & I think I'm finally learning to slow down!

JacquiAM
JacquiAMGraduate

Just about to go out for W9R1!!! Canโ€™t believe Iโ€™ve made it this far ๐Ÿ˜€

Granniemand
GranniemandGraduate

W2R3 here x

SANDI_runs
SANDI_runsGraduate

W5r3 for me in the morning ๐Ÿ™„

SirVillian
SirVillianGraduate

Hey there Realfoodieclub, Iโ€™m SirVillian 55yo from Alcester in SW Warwickshire and Iโ€™m on Wk4 2R done 1 to go - Friday pm hopefully. Iโ€™m using the local school grass running track to do my sessions and Iโ€™m really enjoying getting back into some regular exercise, the app is very encouraging and this forum is both supportive and inspirational. Thank you for your support

jennitricot
jennitricotGraduate

Wk7 R2 coming up on Friday for me ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

Iโ€™ve done W2R2 this morning. First time Iโ€™ve ventured outside, previous runs done in gym. Fitbit says only covered 1.68 miles...sure I can walk faster than that ๐Ÿ˜ฎ. Guess I have to be patient with myself, one run at a time.

Heading to W3R1 on Saturday. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Thea1965
Thea1965Graduate

W8r2! Getting ever closer to graduation ๐Ÿ˜„

Struggled during my first run this week. Everything was aching and a few gasps for breath. Putting it down to this being my first evening run so doing my next run in the morning as usual. Managed 4.5km so ever closer to 5k.

Feeling pretty smug ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

60sgirl
60sgirlGraduate

Week 3 just started - so far so good!

W2R2 today. I suspect I will end up repeating w2 as I'll be in a very hilly place next week and I'm not confident about 3 mins on the flat, I know I won't cope on those hills. Going to go with the flow and just happy with my motivation for even thinking that far away and wanting to run while I'm away ๐Ÿ˜†

Taffinator
TaffinatorGraduate

Start W6R1 tomorrow, never thought Iโ€™d get this far!

Happy times ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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