Couch to 5K

Week 10 run 2

Well folk week 10 run 2 and yet again I was able to run 6.2 miles or 10k. I still find this difficult to believe.

I've gone from couch potato to running 10k in 10 weeks, I was expecting this to take me 6 months to go from zero to 10k, but it only took me 3 months. Who says miracles never happen. Don't get me wrong it hasn't been easy all the time but I am truly amazed how quick I have achieved my first two goals 5k then 10k. Next week I begin to work to next goal of 15k, this goal makes me kind of nervous, I hope as I build up to it I don't get disheartened by the distance.

15k is quite a distance but I have gone this far si I think I should try to go a little farther to see if I can do it. I am also curious to see how long it will take.

I will keep everyone posted as to when not if but most definately when I achieve this.

15k or 9.3 miles, I am definately 100% sure now that I must be insane to attempt to reach that distance. On the plus side it means more chocolate covered doughnuts if I reach it. Hmmm chocolate doughnuts, my health food of choice, ha ha ha, lol

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Wow, you really have made remarkable progress and well done on your determination to keep pressing on.

But while I do hate to burst your bubble I do also want to say take a liitle care. While you do need a distance goal to aim for all the smart money says that to keep safe and avoid injury you should increase your distance by no more than 10% each week. So- if you did 5k 3 times for week 9 you really should be doing no more than 1.5 km extra in week 10, either divided among runs or added to one longer one.

Your enthusiasm is fantastic and it would be a shame to see it dented by an injury that keeps you off running for a few weeks and sets you right back.


I was doing 5k by week 7 run 1.


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