W7R1 BEST RUN EVER! : I needed to change my... - Couch to 5K

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Ex-NonRunner19 profile image

I needed to change my normal running days this week which meant starting W7 today.

I had ZERO enthusiasm as I set off & almost felt resentful, like I was being forced into doing something I didn’t want to do!

For the first time ever, I went straight into a relaxed rhythm (it usually takes about 5 mins) and although my legs were tired towards the end, it was a different feeling to dragging lead sacks around as has been the case up until now

I hated every minute of W6 but if it’s purpose was to prepare for feeling this good in W7, then I’ll look back at it with much respect because today’s run was AWESOME!

MJ said “you are now a runner” at the end of W6 ... and now I finally feel like one, I’m just elated and so, so pleased I started C25K 🏃🏻‍♀️👍🏻

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I did my first W7 run the other day and I too found it to be my best run to date! It must be the magic of W6! 💪🏻🏃🏻‍♀️😁

Ex-NonRunner19 profile image
Ex-NonRunner19Graduate in reply to Oaktree2

Fantastic isn’t it? W6 was an absolute shocker but you’re right, it held magic powers! 🤣

misswobble profile image

Ha ha! Well done 💪😃👍.

week 7 after week six feels much better I reckon I felt like I was batting down hill after tough week six 🙂

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Ex-NonRunner19Graduate in reply to misswobble

W6 is the worst after ending W5 on such a high ... I finally feel like I’m running and can start thinking of speed / time / getting to 5K rather than just battling through the session. 🏃🏻‍♀️👍🏻

sunshinefish profile image

Completed my W7 r1 today too, I too feel like a runner now! The home stretch is in sight now. Good job on running when you had zero enthusiasm, gremlins 0, will power 1.

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Ex-NonRunner19Graduate in reply to sunshinefish

The “I’m a runner” feeling comes out of nowhere and is amazing 😉

That's fantastic!

misswobble profile image

dont get hung up on a fast 5k. Its extremely hard to run a fast five km!

Working slowly towards 10k will get you stronger first. There are plenty of options for that and are discussed at length hereabouts so do have a browse at the posts

Good though innit to be discussing progression Yeah baby!

Ex-NonRunner19 profile image
Ex-NonRunner19Graduate in reply to misswobble

Sure is. Up until today, all I could focus on was getting to the end of the session 🤣

Lisa3009 profile image

Amazing!!!! I love that feeling but I haven’t had it for a while, I’m on W6 and last run tomorrow so I will remember your post when I feel like I’ve got ten tins of beans round each ankle 😂😂😂

Ex-NonRunner19 profile image
Ex-NonRunner19Graduate in reply to Lisa3009

Get that pesky W6 behind you, it’s the worst but it’s there for a reason ... as I now know! Good luck 😉

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Lisa3009Graduate in reply to Ex-NonRunner19

Thank you 😬😬😬

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