I graduated C25K last October. I’ve run 2-3 times a week since, although over winter it was only once some weeks. I’ve completed 15 Parkruns, although I run very slowly and always walk some of the 5k - my time is usually 41-42 minutes. Recently I’ve become very disillusioned with my lack of progress, both in terms of the distance I can cover in a 30 minute run and my slowness. My confidence is suffering and I really struggle to get into my run at the beginning, puffing and blowing/heavy legs etc. To be honest, I think it’s all in my head (the dreaded ‘gremlins’) but I don’t know how to push through this phase. I really loved C25K and although it was hard some runs, I enjoyed it. I feel like I’m losing the love. I don’t want to stop running but wonder how much longer I can push through every run feeling as I do. Can anyone identify with what I’m experiencing? Any tips/encouragement would be greatly appreciated. TIA!
Struggling with my running - anyone feel/felt ... - Couch to 5K
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