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C25K – Week 5

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This week, we really stepped up our game by completing week five. There were three different workouts for this week:

  • Workout 1: a brisk 5-minute walk, then 5 minutes of running, 3 minutes of walking, 5 minutes of running, 3 minutes of walking, 5 minutes of running.
  • Workout 2: a brisk 5-minute walk, then 8 minutes of running, 5 minutes of walking, 8 minutes of running.
  • Workout 3: a brisk 5-minute walk, then 20 minutes of running, with no walking.

On Sunday, I cashed in my free session with a personal trainer at my gym and even though we did simple exercises, my legs were complete mush by Monday morning. I could barely walk, let alone run. It was really difficult at first, but once my body started waking up, it got a little easier. Wednesday was much of the same. I was able to complete Wednesday’s run of two 8 minute sets which helped me to get ready for Friday’s 20 minute run.

Friday was the biggest test so far – running 20 minutes with NO WALKING! At this point in my training I know I can physically run 20 minutes and it’s really a mental thing. I was able to complete the run and was so proud of myself when it was over. And yes, I might have teared up a little! I never thought five weeks ago I would be able to run for 20 minutes and now it’s possible! I cannot wait to continue on with the training and work towards the goal of running for 30 minutes continuously!


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