W9R1 feeling good!: Fantastic run today albeit... - Couch to 5K

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W9R1 feeling good!

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Fantastic run today albeit rather chilly. Wore an extra layer, (and my new over the ears headphones!) and headed off on my extended route. I can honestly say it felt so much easier than my last 28 min run and I could definitely have carried on. Dgdmt feel anywhere near as tired as normal 😁

I'm a bit confused about the pace reading on my Strava app, can't work out if I'm getting quicker or slower πŸ˜‚ Also, what is considered good πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ I'm really looking forward to the next run now. Still can't believe I've come this far πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Brilliant job, well done! I get confused by Strava's pacing too, it's not just you, particularly when you look at the km splits. I think your pace is a near perfect week 9 pace though, and I certainly don't think you need to worry about going faster until you do your consolidation work after you graduate, which will be very soon obviously!!!

All the best, enjoy that podium place, it's waiting for you :)


Fantastic. You are nearly on the podium. Your pace looks good. I wouldn’t worry about it at this stage - finishing week 9 is your main aim for now πŸ‘πŸ‘


Unless you have a professional BBC timeing device all our amateur time pieces like Strava, Mapmyrun etc, you must take your pace and timing as approximate, perhaps in distance as much as 10 metres out and timing as much as 30 seconds. When I finished my PB 5K there was about a 30 seconds difference between the bold finishing time of duration and the split 5K time, I mentioned this to Neil and he suggested that I should take the quicker of the two times which meant that I ran a sub 33 minutes 5K rather than the sub 34 minutes that was in bold under 'duration'


Brilliant!!! Good = the same or better than your previous run. There is no other comparison measure ;)

I am happy for your easy run :) We are so close! I also cannot believe it. Week 9! Sounds so far, sounds like a proper runner :)

Have a nice rest day and enjoy your next run!

Well done you are nearly there!

The pace showing is 7 minutes and 42 seconds per km, so a smaller number is a quicker time and therefore better. Your pace will vary depending on terrain, weather, number of biscuits scoffed the day before etc. You only have to compare with yourself because everyone is different, but your pace looks similar to mine. It will probably get slower again if you decide to build up to a longer distance once you've finished C25K. As long as you're having fun it doesn't matter :)

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