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Couch to 5 k week 7

Tough one this week due to injuries. My knees and my Achilles were agony! However, I am a determined woman and managed the 25 minute run 3 times. I was a minute per mile slower than last week and covered less distance but I completed it! Getting very close to that 5k milestone…     […]

Couch to 5k week 6

The start of this week felt a bit like I was going backwards again as walking was reintroduced for runs 1 and 2. It felt easy in comparison to the 20 minutes straight running that I did twice last week. The respite of walking was greatly appreciated though! Run 1 is broken down into 5 […]

Couch to 5k week 5

Why not catch up on the start of my Couch to 5k journey: week one, two, three, four. The quantity of running on week 5 goes up significantly compared to week 4 so I decided before the first run that I would do each run twice, taking a fortnight to complete this stage of the […]

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 […]

Couch to 5k week 2

After the buzz from last week, I started week 2 with high expectations but things did not go smoothly! Week 2 consists of a 5 minute warm up, 60 seconds running with 90 seconds walking repeated 6 times and a 5 minute warm down walk. The first run went REALLY well and I felt amazing. […]