So the structure of C25K gives us all the comfortable feeling along with the Healthunlocked, support motivation, advice and empathy from our virtual family of co runners. We relish in the safety of it all and achieve the 30 minute running non stop in our own unique way, But lots of people, myself included start to worry at around week 7/8 once the non stop runs kick in, about life after C25K.
I can only speak of my own journey but for me its was simply....
MOTIVATION -why did I start the programme what was my goal, what did I want long term.
the programme only taught me How to run - I did the running and only I was going to continue if I wanted to achieve my goal.
So remember your goal , your motivation C25K trains you - BUT YOU do it its your journey and your goal.
MODIFY - With the absence of an app, I quickly learned Life throws curve balls and if I allow them to hit and knock me off track that's on Me, so I modify my day, week etc to fit in my commitment to me to achieve my goal, that maybe time, venue, duration, day, distance whatever it takes.
So remember modify your plan to achieve your goal.
MOVE - I commit to move, I have a plan, I modify the plan I deliver on the plan through committing to move a minimum of 3 x a week no matter the modifications it all mounts up towards achieving my goal.
So remember just move - its so good to move.
I've lost inches and weight so much more since graduating, and I'm moving far more than ever before each day I'm exceeding 20k steps without even trying now as the gains of energy levels are euphoric.
Happy running everyone and I hope this helps some of you thinking beyond the programme.
you've got this.
Welsby you hit the nail on the head. Ur post got me thinking about why I started and it was for me, so why I haven't ran as much since graduation is on me. But this month will be for 2 reasons for me and for MIND. Then to continue just for me no excuses. Hope your running is going well.
Thanks by the way for putting things into perspective.
You’re welcome and you will do this and I’m loving it - running 4 x 30 mins as a rule and static cycling in the garage gym and a bit of boxing too - that really helps the mind xx