Hello...I post on here every once in a blue moon, but definitely lurk every few days. You guys seem to be on the up and up about running and I was hoping you could help me.
I signed up for a 5k later this month and have been doing the c25k program. I'm currently on the 4th week for the second time. I am so struggling with the 3min/5min run intervals. I start out okay, but by the 3rd run segment I am just dieing! I feel like my legs are going to give out at any moment, my eyelids feel so heavy like when I am really tired and overall my ability to breath correctly and motivated myself is just not there. My first week doing week 4 I got through all of the segments except the last segment of each day...that segment I would split in half with a brisk walk. Today I did day 1 of week 4 and managed to push myself through it, but I felt like I could just lay down right on the treadmill at the end and take a nap..I know I'm not supposed to be pumped and ready to go at the end, but I also don't think I am supposed to be this exhausted and light headed. I can barely speak at the end of my run..
My question is..am I doing something wrong? Should I lower my speed..eat more...IDK..I am just so frustrated and worry that I am going to truly suffer when the runs get bumped up to 20 mins in week 5.
Sorry this was so long, but TIA for all of your help!