Just finished 2nd run of week 1 (treadmill, as I am not confident to run outside yet) and did ok. Wasn't really up for it, but thought it is easy to quit so soon, just do it! First 4 x 1mins (runs) were ok, but the last 4 x 1mins (runs) did challenge me - but cranked up the volume on the CD player to get me through it. The fast walks were fine. Is this normal? I am taking it slowly, jogging at 5.8 speed on the treadmill, so not sure if I should increase the speed a little. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks 🏃♀️ #donotquit #icandoit
Newbie - W1 R2: Just finished 2nd run of week... - Couch to 5K
Good running. Don’t turn up that dial... slow comfortable running is the way to do this, there is no too slow as long as you’re running.
Week one is tough, a shock to the system for sure. Doing 4 of the 8 comfortably is great, being challenged by the other 4 is normal... and beating the challenge demonstrates mental strength and develops the running brain. Running is at least as much mental as physical.
Great start to the plan... enjoy closing out week 1 and the rest of your journey.
Welcome to the forum and well done on getting started.
This guide to the plan is essential reading healthunlocked.com/couchto5...
It may be tough at times, right through the plan, but you will be capable of doing so much more each week and you will notice benefits in all sorts of ways.
Stick with it. The rewards are immense.
Enjoy your journey.