Run Program

Warm Up 5 Minutes

Jog  1 Minute 30 Seconds

Walk 1 Minute 30 Seconds

Jog  3 Minutes

Walk 3 Minutes

(do this for 2 rounds)

Cool Down  5 Minutes

Week 3 Run 3 REPEATED | Couch to 5K Program

I decided rather than to put off this run, I’d repeat the last run of last week to boost my confidence. I had a new playlist, Queen, and I was ready to go. I felt positive but nervous about this run as I’d felt really bad in the last one. Bad enough to post a question onto the Couch to 5K Support Crew Facebook Page. 

The responses were very sensible and I did take some of it onboard. I’d also had some good wins in the box to make me feel really confident. I started to run, it still felt really hard to run the 3 minutes and this was really starting to get into my mind. I did complete the runs however and didn’t stop, so I felt really good. 

I said to Pete on the way home that I wanted to repeat this run again. He was very supportive, but when I got half way home I looked at the log and realised I’d really upped the pace on this run and this is why I was feeling the burn at the end of the 3 minute runs. I was still not confident about WK 4 Run 1. I made a deal with myself to see how I felt mentally on the day when we came to do the next run on Sunday.