So yay I’ve completed 3 runs this week & feel slightly better after each day. Bit concerned about week 2. Worried I won’t be able to run the extra 30 seconds - how have others found starting week 2? Does it come naturally or is it much harder?
Week 1 Run 3 complete! Week 2 worry: So yay I’ve... - Couch to 5K
C25K is structured for you to be in control, so there is nothing to worry about.
Relax and read this healthunlocked.com/couchto5...………..positivity
You can do this.
We all felt concern at first but learn to trust the plan, of you've completed a run you’re ready for the next. But, if you want to you can repeat. C25K is really about running for duration, so don’t worry about speed or distance, just take it nice & slow & drink plenty of water on rest days and run days. And learn to run slowly! Your brisk walk can be faster than your run! And there’s quite a few of us who are fans of the Japanese slow jogging technique (there’s a short film on youtube).
I thought I was going to die on that first run about 5 months ago, I ran for an hour (slowly!!) last week. If I can do it, so can you!
Well done on completing the first week!
Like you, I also found that each run in week 1 became easier, and so starting week 2 felt very much like a natural progression to the first. It is not unusual to feel nervous, but trust in the plan, take it steady and slow, and you will be fine.
I’m a complete newbie runner of 49 and about to finish week 3. I always said that I don’t do running and never thought I’d be taking part in C25K. I’ve set myself the challenge to do ‘5k by 50’ this year. 🤞😊
Enjoy week 2. I really enjoyed it!
I have never done any running before and am totally unfit! Like you I was very nervous about being able to go the extra 30 secs but I have literally just got back from the gym having done W2R1. I found it surprisingly easy to do the first 90 secs but I was definitely feeling a more weary towards the end of the session. Having said that I couldn't believe it when Laura said it was the last run. Go for it, you'll do it!
Well done for doing the first week! I did week 1 twice, like you I was worried about that extra 30 seconds. I did week 2 last week, the first run was harder, but wow did I feel good for doing it! That sense of accomplishment is an amazing buzz! Yesterday I did week 3 run 1. No way would I have thought that only just over 3 weeks ago could I do a 3 minute run. This is coming from a overweight (cough) 37 yr old lady who hasn't done ANY exercise since leaving school over 20 years ago. You can do! We can do it! 💪