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Nearly finished C25K - what next?

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2down1togo Mon 17-Nov-14 15:20:59

Hi all!
The title says it all really! I've the first run of week 8 done (using the NHS app) and I mapped my run for the first time last night. I ran 4.59 km in 28 mins, so confident enough that I can complete the 5k in 30 minutes by the end of next week.
Any input into what steps to take next?

SqueezyCheeseWeasel Mon 17-Nov-14 15:27:55

Depends on what you want to do. Enter races? Decrease your 5k time? Increase your distance?

2down1togo Mon 17-Nov-14 15:31:38

I have registered for park run so think I might do some of those, and I was thinking I would ultimately like to do 10k runs. I have surprised myself in how much I have enjoyed the running, so want to keep it up!

funchum8am Mon 17-Nov-14 15:35:40

I got a 5k to 10k app and built up distance as I was running to lose weight. It worked! If you actually enjoy running then try that; if you want shorter sharper workouts look to improve on your 5k times.

Park run is brilliant too - amazing spirit of cameraderie.

BikeRunSki Mon 17-Nov-14 15:35:41

Enter a 10k for earlier in the new year and work towards that. I go from 5 to 10k by adding 500m/1k to my longest run once a fortnight and doing this distance 2 or 3 times before adding more.

2down1togo Mon 17-Nov-14 16:00:37

Thanks for the advice. I think I will try to keep up the 5k runs for a few extra weeks, I am moving home to Northern Ireland from London mid December so think I will just continue to do 30 min runs between now and then to keep the momentum going! I think I would definitely like to increase my distance - what app is best to use?

BiscuitsAreMyDownfall Mon 17-Nov-14 16:15:54

If you are moving a good idea could be to join a running club when you move. Not only will it help you with your running development, but also you will get to meet other people too.

There are some C25K+ apps through the NHS for graduates of the C25K. Ive not tried the stamina one, but the speed one really worked me. Although I appreciate that you are looking to increase distance.

It is a lot easier going from 5K to 10K than nothing to 5K.

2down1togo Mon 17-Nov-14 17:04:04

Biscuits, are the nhs apps just individual podcasts or are they a program like the c25k?

BiscuitsAreMyDownfall Mon 17-Nov-14 18:27:08

individual podcasts, but they are not easy. I completed C25K back in 2012 and can't do the speed one all the way through. Its still Laura.

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