Confessions of a couch potato - Part 9

Updated: Jun 9













Friday 01/05/2020 05:30 Couch to 5k Week 9-1

Another damp morning for the first run of the last week.

5 minute warm up walk, then run for 30 minutes straight, then a 5 minute cooldown walk. A slow plodding start up to the halfway point which is mostly uphill, I find the second half of the run (the return leg) easier/refreshing. Maybe because there are more downhill stretches.

Sunday 3rd May 06:00 Strength and Flexibility Week 5

Can now perform all repetitions of all exercises and some I can do extras (pull ups, squats)

The old man is rooting through the bins and filling a black bag with “stuff” from the bin again

Monday 4th May 06:00 Couch to 5k Week 9-2 Workout 26/27

A dry but overcast morning.

A good steady run uphill to and past the half way point then turned around and ran back.

Only 1 run to go!

Wednesday 6th May 05:30 Strength and Flexibility Week 5

Thursday 7th May 05:30 Couch to 5k Week 9-3 Workout 27/27

My final run of the couch to 5k

I did a factory reset on my phone yesterday as it was running really slow and the storage was full.

What I didn’t realise was that when I re-installed the Couch to 5k app all my progress was lost.

Luckily it let me skip to run 27/27!

A 5 minute warm up walk then run for 30 minutes, then a 5 minute cooldown walk

I found it a bit of a slog, but managed to finish the final run ok.

I was expecting more bells and whistles from the app when I finished the final run, but all I got was the usual “Well done, now cool down for 5 minutes” only. A bit of an anti-climax.

Still great to finally reach my goal, whoop, whoop, whoop!

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