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Couch to 5k week 3

Week 3 of the Couch to 5k regime is a weird week as it is EASIER than last week! There is the same amount of running (total 9 minutes) but in bigger chunks, 2 runs of 90 seconds like last week but then 2 runs of 3 minutes. However, to counter this, there is a reduction in the amount of walking, only 16 minutes compared to 20 in weeks 1 and 2.

3 minutes runs felt like a long time but, as I recovered after each one, I felt like I still have more to give (hope I still feel like that next week!)
I ran my usual route but found that I had to do 10 minutes of warm down walk as I was still nowhere near home. On the final run, I even managed to do a little bit more running on the final bit as I wanted to get home quicker!
Once again I feared that I would not be able to run for 3 solid minutes, but you know what?! I did it! My lungs coped and actually at the end to the week my lungs were not the problem, it was my knees!
Cue some quickly delivered sexy knee supports from Amazon and now the pain has eased so I am actually shocked to find myself looking forward to next week. Which apparently is TOUGH as the running jumps big time…
Take a look at week one and two.

1 comment

  1. Great job on doing couch to 5k. I did it last autumn, running properly for the first time since I was 14! Week 6 is much harder and I dropped it at week 7. I was running on the treadmill and hated it so I went out on the roads instead and made it to 5km pretty quickly, I’d never have managed it without the c25k preparation though. I got up to 12km at Easter before hurting my left knee badly. Those supports are excellent though and I’m slowly building back up again, I’m at 3.5km and hoping to get to 5 in the next few weeks.

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