Confessions of a couch potato - Part 6

Updated: Jun 9

















Friday 3rd April Couch to 5k Week 5-1

The pace picks up a bit this week.

There are 3 different runs this week:

Run 1: a brisk 5-minute walk, then 5 minutes of running, 3 minutes of walking, 5 minutes of running, 3 minutes of walking and 5 minutes of running. I’m still running up that hill through the woods.

It doesn’t seem to be getting any easier. At least I have the downhill return leg to look forward to.

Monday 6th April Couch to 5k Week 5-2

Run 2: a brisk 5-minute walk, then 8 minutes of running, 5 minutes of walking and 8 minutes of running. I’m still running up the main hill through the woods.

I now have blackbirds leading me on! They fly past me, land in front of me then take off and fly ahead of me. It’s almost seems like they’re encouraging me.

Tuesday 7th April Strength and Flex Week 4 repeat

Due to not having found suitable height railings have chosen to repeat Week 4

Working on increasing my bench dips reps

Wednesday 8th April Couch to 5k Week 5-3

Run 3: a brisk 5-minute walk, then 20 minutes of running, with no walking! Really?

Mission accomplished, it was easier than I thought it would be. I soon settled into a rhythm and was able to run for the whole 20 minutes. I ran further than usual, uphill as well. Nice easy downhill run and cooldown walk to finish.

Thursday 9th Strength and Flex Week 4

Due to not having found suitable height railings have chosen to repeat Week 4

Working on increasing my bench dips reps

Friday 10th Couch to 5k Week 6-1

There are 3 different runs this week:

Run 1: a brisk 5-minute walk, then 5 minutes of running, 3 minutes of walking, 8 minutes of running, 3 minutes of walking and 5 minutes of running.

Same route. Job done.

Sunday 12th Strength and Flex Week 4

Found a suitable shoulder height bar in the children’s playground.

Working on my pull ups and wide pull ups

Monday 13th April Couch to 5k Week 6-2

Run 2: a brisk 5-minute walk, then 10 minutes of running, 3 minutes of walking and 10 minutes of running. I’m getting used to the runs now. Head down and one foot in front of the other. I know I’m making progress because my mind has started wandering and stops thinking about the act of running so much.

Tuesday 14th Strength and Flex Week 4

Found a suitable shoulder height bar in the children’s playground.

Working on my pull ups and wide pull ups

Wednesday 15th April Couch to 5k Week 6-3

Run 3: a brisk 5-minute walk, then 25 minutes of running with no walking.

Piece of cake!

Thursday 16th April Strength and Flex Week 4

Found a suitable shoulder height bar in the children’s playground.

Working on my pull ups and wide pull ups

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