Despite the continued trepidation about the next steps it does seem to be working. The three five minute runs even seemed less punishing than week 4's last run. So something must be going right. I even tried to put a little more pace into the final bit of the last run! Have now cut my verage lap time (endomondo) to just under 7 minutes per km. Unbelevable just a month ago. Now looking forward a little nervously to the second run of week 5. It all looks serious stuff from now on in. The crazy thing seems to be that it still works after a hard day at school with quality reviwers in to visit. The programme does motivate you. Thankfully I have steered far from injury and illness so far. If anything it has made me feel so much better for it. Even my doctor was impressed.
W5R1: Despite the continued trepidation about... - Couch to 5K
Hi TexasDad. I've just done run 2 of week 4-not so punishing as week 1, probably because I had an idea of what was on the agenda. Found the last 5 minute run (I still jog) good. Concentrating now on looking straight ahead, not at the ground, altering my posture. I have found this helpful, and give me something else to think about. I've lost some more weight too, which is a bonus. I too am concerned about week 5 and beyond, but there again I was concerned each week, To think 4 weeks ago I started this. Only thanks to my ipod deleting week 3 I skipped the 3rd run, and it was ok. Probably better off for not having thought about it.
Well done on starting week 5 janda. As a fellow teacher you have my wholehearted sympathy for the dreaded inspectors and all the hell that brings. The fact that you are still getting out there to run in the midst of all this is amazing to me. I would imagine I'd just grind to a halt while drowning in lesson plans but it's certainly helping you!
Having just finished W5 and with a horrible chesty cold to boot, I totally agree that it seems easier than W4 which I hated. The stamina building from interval training obviously works. Keep positive for the rest of the week. The numbers look scary but the reality is very different.