I have agreed to do a 5K run in the Transplant Games next year so have just started this. I managed the first week but today did the first of week and it felt hard again. Is that typical?
week 2 run1 brickwall: I have agreed to do a 5K... - Couch to 5K
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It's just one of those days, maybe change your route next time slightly so you don't remember where you struggled. You'll be fine, it's all mind over matter, dismantle that brick wall and keep doing what the app says 😊
Every week is a new demand on your body that you may not have done before. Keep striving to complete each run, it gets easier!
Well done for doing week 1. Take it slow and steady. When I started w1r1 I after 30 sec I thought I was going to die. I did w4r1 yesterday and I managed it. I found it hard but every new week is a challenge. It was the run yesterday that I fully trusted the programme and that I’ll get to the end. If you think you can’t go any slower I but still can’t hold a conversation, slow down some more. The saying on here is ‘embrace your inner snail’. You can do this. 🏃♂️🏃♀️🏃♂️🏃♀️
Slow and steady is the answer, most of us run too fast in the early weeks. You can do this and will be very proud at the games.
thank you. My daughter is in the transplant games every year and wants me to do the Donor/Recipient run - so I can't say no really
Oh wow... no you can’t... that will be a truly amazingly memory to share.
Hello! I have just done the same run (I put a post up about it). I honestly felt at moments like I was going to throw up and would never ever be able to get past week 2... but it is the first day. Let’s see how we feel by the third run? 🥴
well I am not going to give up - the very first run was horrible - Every time Laura said'Slow down' I said 'Thank God' I didn't think I could even do one second longer but today WAS 90 seconds so I guess I shouldn't be too hard on myself? let's keep each other going!
Welcome to the forum and well done on getting started.
This guide to the plan is essential reading healthunlocked.com/couchto5... and explains the recommended pace.
Enjoy your journey.