Couch to 5K

Goodbye Week Three its been great to know you!

Week Four challenge starts Tuesday. Finally saw the weight start to shift on the weekly check this morning, three and a half pounds lighter than last Sunday. So that's 25% of my target to lose a stone after three weeks so all going as planned. I have been doing all my work on a treadmill and for week three added a bit of extra work. When the beep goes for the five min cool down I leave the walking speed the same and whack the gradient up to 10. After a minute bring it down to 8, then 6 a minute later until I reduce the speed and walk flat to do a five minute cool down. So I have added a five minute piece of stamina work at the end which will help me I feel when the runs get longer. I can drop the extra five minutes if struggling and feel like I am giving myself a break. Got a beach holiday on the 15th July though so will either have to stop or try to get up early on holiday three days and go for a run outside. Some food for thought that, seems scary at the moment.

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Well done on both completing week 3 and the weight loss. I just started week 3 this morning and it wasnt as awful as I thought. Many years ago when I used to go to the gym regularly, doing weights not running, I went running on the beach early every morning whilst on holiday just because I missed the gym. It was great running along the shoreline before it got hot and crowded. The god-like life guard putting out the sunbeds I think may have helped a bit ?.


Not sure the lifeguard incentive does it for me! (unless it's Baywatch of course)


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