2015 and onwards

2015 is nearly here, and with that, a renewed me will be setting out to conquer my Couch to 5k challenge from last year. Short version: I had bad shoes when I first started running, and these left me with a stress fracture on my left ankle. I've pretty much been resting it since July 2014. Fingers crossed it's now healed up enough that I'll be able…

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Couch to 5k - Week 5 recap

Week five of my "Couch to 5k" started on the 17th May. Week five is where everything changes - rather than run a single program for the week, you run three separate programs. Each run is designed to increase the amount of time you run. The programmes for this week: Run 1 A brisk 5-minute walk 5 minutes of running 3 minutes of walking 5 minutes of r…

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Excitement, Progress

Music to run with

One of the main things I've enjoyed about the Couch to 5k podcasts (aside from Laura) is the mix of music that's in the podcast. For weeks one and two, I really noticed that it was the perfect mix for getting you up and running and testing out different paces. There was a brilliant mix of dance, rock and techno. The BPM for each track (in my mind)…

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Apocalyptic rave, music, bmp

Helpful resources

Here are some resources that I've discovered in the last few weeks of my Couch To 5k that you may find useful. Information NHS Couch to 5k microsite - This is the main microsite for the Couch to 5k program and is packed with information to help you out. It also includes links to download the podcasts directly onto your generic music player/smartpho…

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Help, Resources, Tracking, nhs, runkeeper, mapmyrun, mp3, iTunes, Parkrun, events

Couch to 5k - Week 4 recap

Week four of my "Couch to 5k" started on the 7th May. This would be the last week where I'd be running the same programme on each run. After this, it was going to get more intense. The programme for this week: Begin with a brisk 5-minute walk 3 minutes of running 90 seconds of walking 5 minutes of running 2½ minutes of walking 3 minutes of running…

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CouchTo5k, Week4, Injury, Adhoc, Pace, Parkrun, Sun

Week 4 Slightly Postponed

Damn it. Not sure how I did it, but on Sunday (11th May) I tweaked my back a little bit so can't complete the final run from Week 4. Given my previous injuries to my shins, which I was happy to run through, I think I need to take it easy on my back. Fingers crossed I'll be running again on Tuesday evening (13th May) - even if it's just taking it s…

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Injury, scared