Building on from last week then, Week 2 of the Couch To 5k running plan consists of three runs of alternating ninety seconds of running with two minutes of walking, plus a five minute warm up and cool down walk. This means that the total time spent running is now twelve minutes per run instead of eight.

Similar to the first week of the plan, week 2 focuses on slightly longer interval training to get new runners used to activity and to reinforce the need for routine and commitment. It’s harder than the week before, but still not too intensive that you’re struggling as a beginner.


My runs this week consisted of two early morning fasted runs before breakfast and one evening run before dinner and, to be honest, I struggled slightly on the fasted runs this week. Having not woken up properly I felt lethargic and lacked energy. As such, the runs felt harder and I was slightly out of breath compared to when I ran in the evening, but they were still enjoyable and I can tell that I’m making progress.

Bring on Week 3!