Crikey, it's almost a week since I've logged on. Been very busy with work and had my Birthday over the weekend - still managed to get out running though
Katt, nice one on the sprint finish and PB
Jonjay, that's brilliant that you went out even though you didn't feel like it. The first few weeks are definitely the hardest. Although the walk/run plans are essential it doesn't give your body chance to get into a relaxed rhythm, so I think it feels tougher. At this stage it's all about time on feet, you will get to 5k and then 10k, just keep at it.
Silverstar, great parkrun for you too, have you managed to get the mud off your trainers?
Pez, if you're racing on Sun and plan to go all out, I'd recommend a mini taper. So check your 10k pace on the Wednesday then make Friday a short easy one just to keep the legs ticking over. You don't want tired legs on the day! Good luck!
We're on to Week 6 and will be doing 15 min run 1 min walk x 2, eek!
We had a bit of a hiccup on the route last week, it's one I used to run regularly and really enjoyed but was obviously waaaay fitter than am I now, as I don't remember it being so hilly! Was really tough, so we switched to a flatter one again. Just want to focus on building time and distance at the moment, hills can wait!!
Hi Tommo and welcome I'd take it slower or maybe follow some later sessions from a couch to 5k plan to work on running continuously?
Rosie, whereabouts is your back pain? I sometimes get lower back ache if my hip flexors are tight, especially after sitting at a desk or in the car all day. If it feels like muscle ache or tightness, stretching can help. Don't run through pain though.
Hi Queinty, keep up that motivation and you'll be logging 8 mile runs Good luck starting at it again,let us know how you get on - slower this time!!
Katt, that's great you're enjoying parkrun. I wonder if our local ones will do cake too, mmm!
Silverstar, nice going. Great that you can feel the progress you're making
Dr Foggy, well done on passing your MOT and the run to the garage! You're braver than me facing people after a run!
Pez, take it steady on that calf, we want you out there running, not on the bench again.
We're on to week 4!! Really pleased we've stuck at it and not missed a single session. Upping it to 8mins run / 3 mins walk x 3 this week. New route mapped out and looking forward to it
EllieDublin, so pleased you got on ok at the running club, how often will you go along?
Silverstar, that sounds like a great run, just imagine where you'll be in a few weeks!
Hi Rosie and welcome. Well done on your first session! I wear thin running gloves and find they're enough to keep the chill off. Plus a hat, I can't stand getting cold ears! You'll be fine for the half, just focus on the C25K for now and don't forget to come back and let us know how your second session goes
Dr Foggy, it's so annoying when the weather scuppers you're plans. I can't wait for it to get lighter and warmer!
Pez, that's rotten luck. Make sure you rest up and hope it's better soon.
Katt, you nutter - loving the blizzard, you're definitely a runner Good luck at parkrun tomorrow.
Off for our 3rd 5R/3W x 4 tonight then lots of stretching over the weekend.
Katt sounds like you've got lots of fun events lined up.
Pez, nice one on your 10k! Woohoo! How are the legs today?
Silverstar, hope the duct tape does the trick!
Fatgirlrunning, I'm another cake fan so with you on that! Definitely pack in the fags though, we'll help support you
Did our 5R/3W on Monday and we did ok. Definitely felt more puffed towards the end of each 5 mins but no gasping. We'd probably get on better if we didn't talk so much though! Off out again tonight, alhtough I'm epxecting it to be tough, I've had almost zero sleep the last couple of nights! Glad I'm meeting my friend as I'd probably wimp out otherwise. Will just get out there and get it done!