Hi all, my local running club started a C25k a few weeks ago that gave me the motivation to start this again. I've done the program twice before so know it works but am now at my heaviest and most unfit.
The week before it started I went out 3 days and did a pre week of 40 sec run intervals and really struggled but have been managing to keep at it and did W4 D1 today. Sore but done.
My problem is the club. The first night was awful, yes lots of new runners but all were already fit, talking about boot camps and one woman even had just done a 25k cycle the day before.
The result is that the group is flying ahead. Adding in extra run time during warm down, fast pace and even doing the parkrun together whereas I have to stop at the end of the 30 mins.
I did my run today with just my son, slowed my pace right down and managed it. I am delighted with doing it but am finding the group sucks the joy out of my achievements. I want to go it alone until I can do the 5k.
Seeing it written down it looks like a no brainer but I am worried about motivation, is it better to be in a group?