So, despite what I said in my last post I actually did want to run 5km today, though I knew I wouldn’t do it in anything like 30 mins! Due to my pausing mishap in W8R3 I’d actually already done three 30 mins runs so today I slowed right down and I knew I had plenty left in the tank when Laura said time was up so I carried on for the full 5km, really pleased! Will now be using consolidation runs to see if I can improve the time and then hopefully moving on to the magic plan for bridge to 10km.
I was a fairly experienced runner when I started the programme but I’d become very inconsistent with my runs over lockdown - I wasn’t building either mental or physical stamina so I ran infrequently and then I’d be so sore after a 30 min run I couldn’t go again for another week (when I started the programme in April I hadn’t run at all since January). Thanks to C25K, I’ve run in rain, hail, wind and heatwaves (in the space of 7 weeks!), the day after my 40th birthday party and home from my second jab. There is no way I’d have done any of that without the programme and the support from this forum, thanks everyone! I have rediscovered my love of running and built really good habits around consistency, looking forward to consolidating.
Off to claim my badge! 🏃🏻♀️