After a really bad week 6 run 2, I planned to have a two day rest and go back to repeat week 6 from the start. When it came to it, I put on week 6 run 2 on the podcast but ran straight through, doing 28 mins. When I say run, more a slow jog but I didn't stop. It was hard though but I felt I wanted to do it without walking . Not sure now whether to go back and repeat week 6 or plough on and do week 7? Strange, I was so elated to do the 20 min run in week 5 and was full of running at the end but felt quite flat today- probably because it was also much more of a slog.
Should I repeat week 6 or move on?: After a... - Couch to 5K
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Well as you have done 3 minutes more than week 6 run 3 required, I would say week 6 is ticked off.
Move on to week 7, but stick to the run times, they are planned to increase stamina and reduce the risks of injury
Enjoy your progress 🤩
The latter weeks can seem like a slog.
Running for twenty minutes was a one off, but now you have to adjust mentally to longer runs, up to the end of the programme.
Look for distraction, either in your environment or with music or podcasts.
I used to do a running commentary of my run. What I could see, hear and feel as I ran.
You may need to slow your pace as duration increases.
As for repeating, that is up to you, but if you have completed the runs, you are ready to move on.
In a few weeks time you will look back and wonder why it was so difficult.
Sounds to me like you just slayed week 6... move on, week 7 is just 3 of the same... you got this... believe in yourself because you can do it... in fact, you are! Go you!
Good for you. I too HATED w6r1-2 and felt it was the end of c25k for me! Read more posts and you will feel better. Most people struggled!
My advice is to just go on to w7. And feel good again !! 😁
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