Today’s run has been at the back of my mind since I first started the Couch to 5k running program. Before today, you always alternate between running and recovery periods. Before today, the longest consecutive minutes of running I had ever done were 8 minutes…two days ago. Before that, the longest consecutive minutes of running I had ever done were 7 minutes…back in 1999 when I first participated in a 5k run at school.
I’m sure you understand that when I saw that the Week 5, day 3 program was to run 20 minutes without any recovery time I thought there was a mistake. Upon consulting Dr. Google, I realized that 20 straight minutes was indeed the program and I almost gave up, right then and there.
But I kept at my training. Week after week, running got easier. I came to a point where I told myself that I would be able to do 20 minutes of running eventually. But you know what? I did it! On my first try! I just got back. Today, I was able to run 20 minutes without even feeling the need to slow down.
All I can say is: YES!!!