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Couch to 5K – Week 5

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Wow! I made it through week 5, I’ve officially gone further in the program now than in my previous two attempts. I quit after day 2 of Week 5 last time due to illness. It’s a bit ironic, but I’ve been really ill again this time. I have a sore throat that just isn’t budging with pain in my ears & a bit of a cough. I powered through though & I am so glad I did. On day 3, I ran for twenty minutes in a row without stopping. I wasn’t sure if my legs or my lungs were going to give out first! It is an amazing thing, though, that after a certain distance, you start to get a second wind or something. It was still tough, but I felt like I was going to make it.

Here’s what the program looked like this week:

Day 1:
Walk – 5 minutes
Run – 5 minutes
Walk – 3 minutes
Run – 5 minutes
Walk – 3 minutes
Run – 5 minutes

Total Walk: 11 minutes + whatever it took to get home
Total Run: 15 minutes

Day 2:
Walk – 5 minutes
Run – 8 minutes
Walk – 5 minutes
Run – 8 minutes

Total Walk: 10 minutes + whatever it took to get home
Total Run: 16 minutes

Day 3:
Walk – 5 minutes
Run – 20 minutes

Total Walk: 5 minutes + whatever it took to get home
Total Run: 20 minutes

It seemed a bit strange for there to be such a big jump in the time running without a break, but it worked. I think it’s actually more difficult in some ways to do the start & stop thing with running. Once you have the momentum, it’s hard to stop & walk & then get going again. It’s similar next week, but with longer times so we shall see! I’m praying for health. I’ve been trying to get more sleep this weekend as that seems to be my weak point. Bring on Week 6!

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One thought on “Couch to 5K – Week 5

  1. You rock!!!! Keep it up.

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