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What next after C25K
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ilovetomatoes · 17/08/2018 20:11

Finished C25K a few weeks ago. Absolutely love running now but missing the structure of the the programme. Any recommendations for what to do next? I would love to increase my speed for example. Thanks!

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AuntieStella · 17/08/2018 21:01

Well done!!

Here are some ideas for improving speed:

www.runnersworld.co.uk/training/5-simple-ways-to-improve-your-5k-time

For structure, I'd recommend Parkrun on Saturdays and looking for a running group. I've found runners to be a very friendly bunch and even clubs that sound like they're full of people who know what they're doing are normally full of people of all different levels (invpcludung novices)

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ilovetomatoes · 17/08/2018 21:10

Thank you! Really helpful tips! There is a club near me so I will try to pluck up the courage to go along!

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FATEdestiny · 18/08/2018 08:42

The NHS has already thought about this. They have three training podcasts for C25K graduates. It follows exactly the same format as C25K, with Laura as the training voice:

www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/couch-to-5k-plus-running-podcasts/

● 5K+ Stepping stone podcast, a 30-minute continuous run designed for recent Couch to 5K graduates.
● 5K+ Speed podcast, a 16-minute run alternating fast and slow sections specifically designed to improve your speed.
● 5K+ Stamina podcast, a 35-minute run with music to keep you running at a faster pace for longer.

After these, because I need the structure of a trainer in my ear coaching through my runs, I moved on to Audiofuel podcasts. These are free with my Spotify subscription, otherwise they are paid-got podcasts.

I very quickly moved from 5k to 10k. Now I'm working on speed and hills.

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ilovetomatoes · 20/08/2018 13:05

Thanks Fate. I will look at those podcasts!

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BikeRunSki · 20/08/2018 13:09

There’s a couch to 10k app too. Not nhs, but it kind of steps back a bit from the end of C2 5K, then continues beyond it.

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JynxaSmoochum · 20/08/2018 14:40

I use the C25k+ podcasts. I increased the distance and quite quickly built up to a HM, but sometimes I like being guided through the run and not rely on my own resiliance.

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