Couch to 5k: Week 7

I am stuck on week 7 but I actually feel pretty good about it.  I only have 4 more runs to go before I can complete this couch to 5k program.

In case you missed them, here's the rest of the series:

Week 7

This what the plan looks like for week 7:

Day 1Day 2Day 3
Warm Up: Walk 5 minWarm Up: Walk 5 minWarm Up: Walk 5 min
Run: 20 minRun: 20 minRun: 25 min
Cool Down: Walk 5 minCool Down: Walk 5 minCool Down: Walk 5 min
Total time: 30 minTotal time: 30 minTotal time: 35 min

So far I have been able to complete day 1 and 2 of running for 20 minutes non stop and I'm really pleased with that.  I think of this as being the foundation to running, once you can run for 20 minutes then you can really start to build on all sorts of things.

At the end of this week is my first race in the Unitec Run Series that leads up to Auckland Marathon (or in my case, the 12k).  This race is a 2.5k road race with some hills and I'm still unsure whether my goal should be to try and beat last years time or try to run it all, both are good and challenging goals.

Only 4 more of these scheduled runs to go before I can complete the couch to 5k program and I'm pretty happy about that.  Sure, its taken me much longer than the 8 weeks but I'm really pleased that I've stuck with it and haven't given up.  I'm looking forward to achieving this goal!

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