24 September 2013

Couch to 5k Review : Weeks 1 - 4

Hi guys,

I thought it was about time to do a little update on me doing the Couch to 5k fitness program. So last time I spoke to you about it I was saying how much I struggled just doing week 1 where you are running for a minute at a time. Well I can proudly say I have come on in leaps and bounds since then. 

Each week it has got harder...for example 90 seconds of running then 2 minutes of walking & repeat. Another week it's been 3 minutes of running, 90 seconds walking, 5 minutes of running....you get the picture! 

I've found myself nervous before each new week and doubt that I can do it but I surprise myself each time. I'm finding that I'm less out of breath each time I run and my heart rate is settling down a lot faster than before!

These are my new best friends. So light weight and they make running feel 100x easier than normal trainers!

Tonight is the last run of Week 4. I am dreading Week 5 because the last run is a 20 minute non-stop one. I find this crazy as we will be going from 8 minutes to 20 minutes which is a HUGE leap. A lot of people on forums have said it is really hard but if you pace yourself you can do it....we shall see.

I hoped to do the 30 day shred on the rest days but as you can imagine we have just been aching and not been bothered to do it.

Weigh wise....I haven't weighed myself as I am trying not to focus on a number but I have been told by a few people that I look thinner! Yay! I am really happy about that considering my diet hasn't changed much at all. Fingers crossed that will continue...

Question! If you have done C25K, do you have any tips on the dreaded 20 minture run?
Gemma xXx

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