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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)
Usual 5 minute warm up walk while Laura explains this weeks program.
90 seconds jogging. 90 second walk. 3 minutes jogging! 3 minutes walk.
90 sec jog. 90 sec walk. 3 min jog. 3 min walk cool-down.
Ouch! 3 minutes jogging?! Bit of a step up. But it’s not bad at all! Not easy, but not bad. It’s really important to keep a nice pace. If you find your pace then you can keep running without getting tired. The 3 minute walk feels quite long so you are more than recovered.
My legs were certainly feeling it at the end. In a nice way. I benefit a lot from taking a bottle of water with me and my running bottle with a handle is lovely.
My second run of the week didn’t really go to plan; turned down a public footpath thinking it was a nice shortcut to the tracks but no.. Up and down hills, through long grass and cow pat! Not the best training route.
I am feeling a bit fitter so far. Let’s see what Week 4 is going to bring!
- NSH Couch to 5K – Week 1 (ruthturner.wordpress.com)
- Week 2! NHS Couch to 5k (ruthturner.wordpress.com)
[FYI: It is not me in the photograph, unfortunately, I cannot stride that long. That is my boyfriend & my dog.]