Just got back from this run and I don’t know if I underestimated it or not but I found it probably my hardest run , after doing a full 20 mins run last week I looked at this run and thought no problem, I got through it but didn’t feel comfortable at all, the heat didn’t help but I struggled from minute 1, legs are feeling it now so might leave it till Monday before the next one, on a brighter note it’s the first time I have actually run 5K, good luck with this run everyone 👍🏻
Week 6 Run 1 Found tough: Just got back from... - Couch to 5K
Oh dear, thank you for sharing this Robert! How long was W6R1 for? More than 20 min?
The heat does not help indeed, this is why I am trying to run in the morning... but today struggled with 2 x 8 min (W5R2), thought run too quickly and nearly didn't manage at the end.
I wish you a quick recovery! And hopefully you will find the next run easier again. Keep us posted!!
Thank you, I suppose we are meant to find it tough anyway but just important to keep going, the run today was 2x 5 mins and 1 x 8 mins so 18 mins, I also added another 5 at the end but probably shouldn’t have , well done on your progress and good luck with W5 R3 as that was a real milestone run for me, I just went dead slow although it’s tough you will be ok, be good to hear how you get on 👍🏻
Do no this fear - this is a notorious run I promise you! I still remember it catching me out after the success of Week 5 run3 (and I graduated a long time ago now! )
The heat won't have helped either - it's very warm out today. Take that extra days rest and when you head out on that next run - believe that you can do it (trust in the program!) I think this is the stage where that mental game comes in to play - stay positive!
Well done on your progress this far.
Seconding Sandraj39 about this being a common toughie. I graduated 8 years ago, kept running and just redoing C25K now, quite the nostalgia kick, and am at a similar point to you (did W7R1 this afternoon) but was waiting for that crafty 'back to intervals' session.
What I would say is that if you are clocking up 5k already you are going at quite a lick. The aim here is running sustainably for 30 minutes, so you could usefully ease off the pace a bit until you've graduated. Most of us do *not* run 5k in 30 minutes by the end of the programme.
I found this one tough too, especially as the previous 20 minute run had been ok. Try to look forward to R3 as there are no walks. Found the stop/starts difficult. Good luck