So final run of the whole C25k programme done - I have ran every other day for the whole programme without fail, regardless of the grim weather so feel quite smug barry with myself!
So for my graduation I ran my old route to the reservoir and back, which starts the run section with a steep down hill, and of course therefore ends with a steep up hill (150ft).
I used to run/walk this route quite a bit when I started the programme but got a bit bored with it so hadn't done it for a few weeks.
The whole run felt good and I wasn't too out of breathe and felt like I was running quite fast but it was okay, in fact almost felt nice in some bits - until the final push for the hill.... my whole body seemed to be shouting NO!!!!
I slowed up soooo much - I actually think I had convinced myself that I had gone out too fast and wasn't going to make it but in reality my legs did feel fine - a bit heavy on the lungs, but it wasn't as bad as I convinced myself...
I genuinely think I ran slower than I could have walked for a bit and was wheezing and moaning at hubbie... 'I'm going to walk, I can't go on, Just leave me for dead- you'll make it without me!!' (You get the picture, if I had moaned less and ran more it would have been easier!!)......
But it flattened out and I managed to oik together a final bit of energy to push a tiny bit more for the end.... so (although I said I wasn't going to clock it - I did) I managed 4.93KM... a tiny bit further than last run (4.86km).
Teeny bit disappointed to have not managed a true 'Couch to 5km' BUT at least I still have a goal and I'm so close... damn hill!!!
So thats it now... on to my own 5km to 10km training plan (by May 11th).. with a view to nailing a good 5km time too by April (when I am planning a parkrun)
I'll still be updating you guys on here though.. whether you like/read it or not!