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5 top tips for getting back into running after a break

Running after a break is tough! You need to get back into the zone mentally as well as physically. I am a fair weather runner. It still seems odd calling myself a runner at all! This time last year I had not even thought about running but in June 2020 I embarked upon the Couch […]

Couch to 5k week 9

Somehow I made it through 24 runs (actually 27 as I did an extra week) and just 3 to go. Being totally honest I have amazed myself. The gawky teenager who deliberately faked an asthma attack every cross country, who hated all PE lessons would be shocked to discover 25 years on that she can […]

Couch to 5k week 8

Week 8 run 1: I’d had an extra 2 days rest as we went away for our anniversary so I felt more rested and ready to push myself. My knees and ankle felt fine but my lungs struggled again, probably as I increased my speed again. I managed the 28 minute run reasonably easily and […]

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 […]