W3R1 - don't make it easy on yourself - Couch to 5K

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W3R1 - don't make it easy on yourself

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Had a busy weekend, averaging 20k+ steps a day. Bearing in mind my normal daily effort is less than 3k. Todays plan was to walk up a local beauty spot thinking I could then run back down again. Well holy moly the walk up nearly killed me! I had to stop twice on the way up. ⛰⛰⛰

Started my c25k app at the top, 5min warm ✔ 90 second run just as I got to another mountain. Ok a small incline... I couldn't finish the run 🙁 Recovery walk ✔ then for the biggy, 3 minutes of running. By now I'm on the flat and heading for the down hill ✔

From here on in it goes swimmingly. When the lovely Sarah Milligan said I know your tired and may want to stop I found myself saying no I'm fine. Now that's progress 👍👍👍

Legs are feeling leaden so may give myself an extra rest day. 😊

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UnfitNoMore profile image

Sounds like your recovery time is improving. Good job getting to grips with a downhill, they’re not as easy as they look. Give your legs some pampering and enjoy the rest... then onwards.

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JogunlikelyGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thanks x I actually like going down hill, even hill walking in the lakes I would scamper down much faster than everyone else but always the one at the back, huffing and puffing on the way up 😂

Oldfloss profile image

rest and regroup... slow and steady does it:)

SOULY47 profile image

Well done. I did W3R1 tonight in light drizzle, rubbish when you wear specks, someone needs to invent windscreen wipers. I found today ok, hard to run 3 mins non stop but with Sarah telling me i could do, i did. Todays session felt nice and short, and i turned back way before my normal turn around point (i aint complaining ;-)) Role on Wednesday

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JogunlikelyGraduate in reply to SOULY47

Well done Souly47 on your run too. I was a little disappointed to see the km was less than last week but then realised was several minutes shorter. No wonder it whizzed by!

bluepanda profile image

Well done! And that with busy weekend and hills 😬😬 👏👏You’ve earned that well deserved rest!

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