I started C25K on 1st January to coincide with my giving up 25 years of smoking. Wk1 Run 1 was hell! I could just about manage to run for 60 seconds without collapsing. I have religously stuck to the plan untill today, although a real struggle once i got to 25 minutes of running on the treadmill and seeing i had only 0.5 of a kilometre to go to reach 5k i carried on and achieved 5k in 27mins 36seconds. I cannot believe i can run that far! the last time i ran was at school 28 years ago. This plan is amazing, all the way through i have just trusted in Laura and the fact the plan has been tested by thousands and these positive thoughts have got me to 5k in 6 weeks. I still want to complete weeks 7, 8 and 9 but can now do so in the knowledge i can do it!
Week 6 Run 3 plus a bit and I have hit 5K! - Couch to 5K
Great going! Many a graduate is nowhere near a 30 minute 5K at graduation. You cracked it! Gayle
Wow fantastic, I can run 5k and run for 30 mins but have never managed 5k in 30 mins never mind under. Well done
Cor blimey! That is stunning. You really have made the most of your new year's resolutions, that's wonderful.
Keep up the good work!
bloomin 'eck I'm impressed - well done
I hate you!
Okay I'm joking. Well done double R, I did my first 5k today on W8 R1 (took ten minutes more than you though) and have been thinking about where I go from here. Have you thought about how you're going to address the rest of the programme?
I thought as i am doing most of my runs on a treadmill, I would increase the speed slightly over the next 3 weeks and concentrate on running for the amount of time required and see what sort of distance that would take me? I suppose ultimately at some stage in the future the next step would be 10k! Although that seems a long way off
That makes sense to me as now I've done a 5k, I'm all of a sudden interested more in measuring my progress more in distance ran than time I'm able to run.
Running on a 'mill makes that easier I think as you have all the numbers in front of you, however as I run outside I think I'll continue to listed to Laura until I graduate, then move onto a distance one. Although I'm more interested in improving my 5k time than going further.
It seems i'm about a day behind you, just did w6r3 a couple of hours ago. I'm curious did your 5k include the warmup walk? If it did i'm not to far behind, if it din't - wow, i;m going to have to pick up the pace.
bottom line is well done, it sounds like you've cracked the barrier.