Couch to 5k: Week 6

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It's taken 10 weeks to get to week 6 of this Couch to 5k program!  Here's the rest of the series:

Week 6 Recap

I'm not going to lie, week 6 was HARD.

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
Warm Up: Walk 5 min Warm Up: Walk 5 min Warm Up: Walk 5 min
Run: 10 min
Walk: 5 min
Run: 10 min
Walk: 3 min
Run: 15 min
Walk: 3 min
Run: 10 min Run: 10 min Run: 5 min
Cool Down: Walk 5 min Cool Down: Walk 5 min Cool Down: Walk 5 min
Total time: 35 min Total time: 33 min Total time: 33 min

Day 1 was awesome and I totally nailed it and really wanted to tell every person I saw that I had just run for 10 minutes .. twice!  I was definitely feeling pretty pleased with myself.

Day 2 was a bit more of a struggle, I managed the first 10 minute run, but struggled on the second one and had to take a couple of sneaky walk breaks.

Day 3 was the toughest, I think I managed about 5 minutes before I had to take a walk break and I ended the run feeling a bit deflated.  A complete turn around from the start of the week.

I also ran my first trail race on Sunday.  Come to think of it, this was also my first trail run - and I did it in brand new shoes and a brand new top.  I'm not sure how many more race commandments I could have broken!!  It all went well though and it was fun (except that giant hill at the end).

Next Weeks Plan

I feel I need to repeat week 6 again, and I might even have to do it again the week after since I don't feel quite ready for that 15 minute run segment.

After my trail race I realise that I need to get some strength in my little legs, but it might take a couple of days of rest and foam rolling before I'm ready to load them up.

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