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Mikey A Expert 46 posts since
Jul 24, 2013
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Aug 5, 2013 5:59 PM


Tomorrow I start day 1 of week 3.  I am absolutey looking forward to my workout, can anyone share what their experience was like in their transition from week 2 to week 3?  Should I expect it to be a difficult challange?  I felt strong in week 2.

  • Kelly1066 Pro 144 posts since
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    1. Aug 9, 2013 5:53 PM (in response to Mikey A)

    That wasn't too tough a transition for me - everyone is different though.  I think if you had a good week 2 and you're feeling confident, then week 3 will go great for you.  If it's not, consider trying to slow down a little in order to make it the length of time / distance you need to jog.


    I remember one of the hard parts of Couch to 5k was that there were two speeds:  walking, and jogging.  It took me a while to figure out that even though I was "running" I needed to jog comfortably during the jogging portions.  When I went too fast, I had to repeat weeks.  Pacing is always something runners struggle with!

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  • misterterrific Rookie 6 posts since
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    2. Aug 14, 2013 1:09 PM (in response to Mikey A)

    It took me a few tries here and there--and week 2-week 3 was one of them, but I view this as a process not a trial. I don't have a problem redoing steps if I'm having trouble. It's the journey that counts.

  • GeoWolf Pro 100 posts since
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    3. Aug 20, 2013 11:23 PM (in response to Mikey A)

    I had to totally repeat weeks 1 and 2 the 1st time.  Weeks 3 and 4 I only had to repeat a day or 2.  Week 5 wasn't too bad until I got to day 3.  I will say I was never strong in any week the 1st time.  I barely made it through before I moved on.  So if you did well I'd guess you will continue to do so.  The 2nd time I attemped this I breezed right through the weeks.  Much more easily.  Just remember that if you start struggling you don't have to walk you can try slowing down 1st. 

    Get up and try again! I think I must be setting a record for how many times I've been sidelined in my quest to actually run an entire 5K. Back injury, bronchitis, knee injury, bad cold, broken toe, biopsy. I am determined to make it.

    2013 - Gritty Goddess Mud Run (Run/Walk)

    2013 - Firefly Run (Run/Walk)

    2014 - ??

    My 6 year old ran in the Gritty Kids Mud Run and I couldn't keep up. LOL

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