Couch to 5K

5k done - without walking!

Just a quick post to say that I pushed myself to go out for a run yesterday when I wasn't really feeling inspired to go. Normally I'm really eager but yesterday I could have just left it. But anyway, I'd been to Sports Direct and bought a proper wicking running top so I felt I should give it a test run.

Mr Locket came with me and we went to my old route up and down the farm track because I KNEW I could run this. I'd run it lots of times before so I could do it again. And I was determined not to stop and walk (which has happened in the last 3 runs).

I decided to aim to do 30 minutes and then see if I could push it to 5k but I wasn't putting any pressure on myself to run further and further like I had been in previous runs.

It was a struggle all the way through really but particularly the first half. Mr Locket ran with me for some of it until I sent him off to run at his much faster pace (which meant I could slow down a bit!) and we met up every now and then through the run. He said afterwards that I seemed a lot more relaxed and seemed to be finding it much easier than normal which was encouraging.

Once I'd got past 30 minutes it was fairly easy to keep going to 5k and I did it in about 38 minutes which is about my usual. The farm track was quite rough so it slowed me down a bit compared to running on tarmac but I was pleased to get my first 2 miles in under 12 minutes each.

I wish I could go faster but it isn't going to happen any time soon! I'm just happy that I was able to do my 5k without stopping. Hopefully I'm back on track! :-)

P.S Just realised that wasn't such a "quick post"! I had more to say than I thought!!

4 Replies

Hurrah for you !! Very well done ! :-)


whoop! well done lucy :)


Well done :)

I've found since graduating I need to run with someone or I'm quick to give in after about 2 miles. I'm not sure why I do this. I'd like to be able to just go run and see where it takes me. Maybe I will be able to again as I increase my confidence running longer distances. Luckily, I, like you, have a husband that also runs and is very supportive and encouraging so I can run with him. I also run with the run club and Parkrun. :)


Woop! Woop! Well done lucy:)


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