On the 28th December 2017 I set out with both dogs along the farm track for Week 1 of Couch 2 5k. My post on social media said “We survived a run all together!… Recent photographs, weighings and talking to … Continue reading
Back in March when I was managing about 20 minutes of running, covering 3.5km in total, I saw the press release about Border Collie GB having to relocate due to HS2 running right through their property, and I knew I … Continue reading
Well I’m as ready as I’ll ever be. I’ve got my t-shirt & new running shorts (don’t worry I’m not running in wellies). My running has been progressing really well and I’ve done leg strength work to help with the … Continue reading
I finally ran the whole 5k without stopping! Yesterdays plan was 50 minutes running, but now that my Saturday’s are free again I really fancied doing a parkrun, so I decided to combine the two. I went to The Wammy … Continue reading
As I had a Saturday morning free for once I decided I would go to Parkrun this weekend. My local one at Cannock Chase wasn’t running due to a canicross competition being there so I decided to go and check … Continue reading
I entered the Donna Louise 5k fun run at Trentham Gardens as something to aim for and keep me on track. I was going through a bit of a “race excitement” moment and was looking for local 5k’s to enter … Continue reading
I’m by no means a running expert, but now that I have been running several times a week for over a month and have been along to a couple of Parkrun events I’ve already learnt a few hard lessons about … Continue reading
I’ve heard about Parkrun from a few of my friends and a couple of them have been encouraging me to go along to a local one at Cannock Chase and just run at whatever Couch 2 5k pace I’m currently … Continue reading
Finished! My pace has slowed so bad after 2 weeks off, but that doesn’t matter. All that matters is that I kept going and I completed them.
Split into 3 runs. Each run starts and finishes with 5 minute walks.
Run 1 – 5 minute run. 3 minute walk. 8 minute run. 3 minute walk. 5 minute run.
Run 2 – 10 minutes run. 3 minute walk. 10 minute run.
Run 3 – 25 minute run.
This makes more sense now. Last week we increased through the week to a long run, then it has been important to go back to easier shorter runs and progress to a long run again. Next week we move on to longer runs every time.
Boy do I hurt now! I’ve really struggled with my stamina and breathing after my very pathetic cold & break. But I’ve managed fine and felt better each time. The 25 run was tough. I started off very well, then developed a horrible stitch that came and went. For the last 5 minutes it felt like a knife in my hip! But then I finished! Walked it off & feel a little sore, but good.
Now I can’t wait for next time and to keep improving! Brilliant program.
- NHS Couch to 5K – Week 1 (ruthturner.wordpress.com)
- Week 2! NHS Couch to 5K (ruthturner.wordpress.com)
- Week 3! NHS Couch to 5K (inspired-weightloss.com)
- Week 4! NHS Couch to 5K (ruthturner.wordpress.com)
- Week 5! NHS Couch to 5K! (ruthturner.wordpress.com)
- Week 6 NHS Couch to 5k… Not yet completed (ruthturner.wordpress.com)