W7R3 and I hit a brick wall: I’m not sure why... - Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K
88,827 members121,032 posts

W7R3 and I hit a brick wall

TopShot
TopShot
13 Replies

I’m not sure why but today I hit a brick wall and couldn’t get further than half way through the run. R2 was fine, difficult but I got there but today it just wasn’t happening. Hey go, it happens I suppose but for the first time since I started this I feel slightly discouraged. I’ll try again on Sunday. Not matter what quitting isn’t an option.

13 Replies
oldestnewest
Neil2702
Neil2702Graduate

To be honest the first 15min of every run makes me question wether to continue.... I feel old, slow & very weary. However I have a suit on today that didn’t fit, I have lost 16lbs in weight.

Keep pushing, honestly it will get better

5 likes
Reply
TopShot
TopShot
in reply to Neil2702

I have to admit that’s a great feeling. I’m 17lb down now and wearing stuff I was thinking of throwing out a few months back. Little things that make this all worthwhile. The best thing though is that I had the beginning of diabetes before I started and that’s been totally reversed hence the reason why quitting isn’t an option. Today is all in my head I’m sure. I’ve completed this run a few times now so I know I’m physically up for it.

2 likes
Reply
Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

It happens... lots of reasons why... Rest up... pop in some extra strength and stamina exercises too. These are so important as the runs get longer... for keeping all of your body going, not just your legs.

Then..head out..let the legs find their happy pace, start slow and stay slow and if that wall appears.. slow down more and just run right through it :)

Onward and upward:)

3 likes
Reply
TopShot
TopShot
in reply to Oldfloss

Absolutely. It’s a temporary setback. No more no less. We shall overcome.

2 likes
Reply
Oldlady57
Oldlady57Graduate

It happened to me too in week 7, l just gave up after 21 mins (go figure?). I was so cross with my self. Then the guys on here gave me the moral boost l needed. The next time l went out, l completed my run with a flourish at the end lol. Don’t lose heart, it was a practice run. Next time you’ll complete it. We’re all allowed to have an off day/run

1 like
Reply
GlassA
GlassAGraduate

It took me a week and a half to get through W7....just one of those weeks! W8 is going fine thus far...one more to go. You've got this...

1 like
Reply
misswobble
misswobbleGraduate

Had you had enough food? You can can completely run out of gas if you’re not adequately nourished

Keep going slowly and steadily, chewing up those sessions 💪😃

1 like
Reply
TopShot
TopShot
in reply to misswobble

I think so. I run first thing in the morning before I eat and am trying to maintain a daily 750 calorie deficit (as measured by the Fitbit app so it is allowing for the exercise) and haven’t had an issue so far. I’ve still got a way to go to get where I want with my weight 🙄 but I guess it might factor into it.

Reply
Monica1969
Monica1969
in reply to TopShot

I wish I could get a 750 calories deficit! I’ve set mine to 1200 a day and still go over, hence no fat loss lol

1 like
Reply
TopShot
TopShot
in reply to Monica1969

Ah but I have so much more weight to lose that you Monica. I could probably lose a whole you and still only be about the right size 😋

Reply
Monica1969
Monica1969
in reply to TopShot

Oh behave yourself..!!! I need to lose about 2 stone so I’m hoping it will come off eventually 🤗

1 like
Reply
misswobble
misswobbleGraduate

You can see how it goes but you might need to fuel your runs if you’re struggling. Fuelling runs does become important further down the line Even a banana might help at this stage 👍

We all want to watch our weight. Eat/drink healthily and you can run well and maintain a healthy weight 👍

1 like
Reply
TopShot
TopShot
in reply to misswobble

I’ll bear that in mind and if it continues to be a problem I’ll give the banana a go. Thank you

Reply

You may also like...