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.
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!
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.
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.