W1R1 (but really R3) is done!: So since I... - Couch to 5K

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W1R1 (but really R3) is done!


So since I started on Wednesday and didn’t have time for all three runs, I decided last week’s two would be practise runs and today would be a reset.

I’m cooling down now and doing a hell of a lot better than I was when I started. I loved it from day one but I think today is the first time I’ve felt like I can really do this.

I’m taking it slow at the moment with a gentle jogging speed but this time I did feel inspired to step it up for the last 20 seconds. I doubt I could’ve done it for any longer than that but it felt good!

So I am sweaty and optimistic for at least the week ahead...

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Didn’t have time for all 3 runs? I’m confused.

Way to go... I found the first and third the hardest to close out.

Yeah R1 was Wednesday, with rest days I didn’t want it to carry over into the next week. Monday, Wednesday and Friday runs fit around my week best so as of today, that’s what I’m doing.

UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to Preserved_Moose

I see! Ok, you could just consider yourself two days ahead, but that’s cool. Those two extra runs will give you a boost into week two next week. Ok, now I’m confusing myself I think. Any way up you’re doing great.

Thanks I considered that but I’d prefer it all to fit neatly into each week. The way I see it, those two runs gave me a chance to get a feel for it and now I’ve had that practise I think I’ll do a lot better when I get to week 2

UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to Preserved_Moose

Oh for sure, that’s the reason there’s also no fail... so 20 minutes of a 25 and can’t carry on, next time you’re 20 minutes of running stronger... so yeah, you got 16 extra minutes under your belt which will help a lot. I started on a different app that I wasn’t ready for and all those little runs are helping me along.

Yeah it’s made all the difference. I really did struggle last week, I feel a lot more human today


I'll pretend it is your first run too............have you read the guide to the plan? healthunlocked.com/couchto5... it is essential reading.

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