From Couch to 5K: Week 3: Seconds become minutes

Things are starting to hot up now and I don’t just mean the weather!

Couch to 5K is a programme to get you from your couch to running somewhere in the region of 5,000 metres in just 9 weeks, so inevitably at some point the length of time you need to run in one go is going to get longer.

And Week 3 is the start of that process.

In the first 2 weeks, you do a good deal of walking. And warming up. But in Week 3 you start to get a feeling of how things are going to be for the remaining runs. And I have to tell you, it’s a shock. Not, as you might expect, a shock that you have to do so much more running, but a shock that despite this fact, it’s really all rather enjoyable.

And that, my friends, is a big surprise to me.

I’m loving this running lark, and despite the fact that during Week 3 I make a schoolboy error in my timings (watch the video to find out what I did) this hasn’t dented my confidence. Much.

I hope you enjoy the video and join me as I vlog my way to 5K!

See you next week!

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