Sunday 10 June 2012

Couch to 5k - week two

It's not getting any easier. 

Post-run face. 

Okay, I'm being a little dramatic, but I'm still not much of a fan of running. Or getting up at 6.15am. Or sore muscles (oww).

Despite my moans, week two of Couch to 5k was pretty straightforward. The intervals gradually increase over the eight week programme, so I'm up to running for 90 seconds now - sounds like nothing, but I am still pleased with myself!

My main problem this week was that I've been SO STIFF and sore, in my legs particularly! I started the 30 Day Shred on Monday (which sounds like I am getting carried away, but I read that the combo of C25k & 30DS worked really well together), so I've been doing 20 mins of exercise each morning and my muscles are not too happy!

It meant that on my final run of week two I felt like a wee hobbling old lady.. it was hard to get any speed up at all, and I was limping home. Not too good. I allowed myself a really indulgent rest day yesterday and feel much, much better, so I am feeling much more confident going into week three. I am also going to make sure and STRETCH as much as possible - I don't have time to get injured this summer!

So. Summary of week two:
+ I ran for 90 seconds - yay.
+ I am really enjoying how beautiful the farmland & countryside is around my house.
+ A man with a really friendly dog said hello.

- Sore, sore, sore legs.
- Running is still a bit rubbish.


  1. I just two runs into week 2. My legs are defo feeling it, spesh with skating two days a week two. Phew. But yeah I'm so proud that I'm running straight for 90 seconds. I'm looking forward to next week! :)

  2. Well done! That's great progress, I've started going to the gym but I'm still building up to starting running yet as it's never been something I've enjoy.
    You'll be at 5k in no time, keep going!

  3. Running is stupidly difficult... not a fan, but I will do it just to do exercise, however I tend to walk a lot more than I run lol...

  4. You're doing so well, I'm sure a lot of us would have given up by now! Try putting hot water bottles on your muscles, it will really help. XxxX

  5. Thank you all for the encouragement - much appreciated! x


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