Been doing the c25k and have now graduated. Whoop! Never thought I would get here! Did my first 5k race last Sunday with the race for life and it was an amazing experience, completed in 33 minutes but it was hard going, ground very boggy underfoot in some places and it was only because I was trying to keep up with my sons Supernan that I managed the whole thing without stopping to walk!
I tried running a few days later and I just couldn't do it - my legs were screaming in protest and I ended up doing a funny hop, skip, limp, shuffle, jog so decided it was best not to cause any more damage and took the rest of the week off as well.
Now I'm wondering what do I do next? I had downloaded a 10k training program on my phone as I really want to give myself another goal otherwise I am likely to give up....however I was really struggling to run the 5k in the last couple of weeks after having a week off being ill - now I'm a bit scared it will be the same after having this week off but I'm itching to get back out there!
Any advice - should I back track a bit or start the 10k plan but very slowly? I have come this far and want to continue but feel a bit lost without a proper plan and support