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W6R3 Tomorrow....25mins run....really??!

Pretty worried about my next run tomorrow. Last run was two sets of 10mins with 3mins walking inbetween....found it quite hard. I wasn't too out of breath, but my legs just wanted to give up! Now I've read about the next run of 25 solid minutes...this seems like such a leap!!!!

Anybody else find this or did you find it surprisingly, not that bad??

How am I going to do this?! I'm scared!

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I found all of week 6 tough, but day 3 not quite as bad as 1 or 2! And now, no more intervals!


I would say just see how it goes. The runs i've been most worried about beforehand have never been my horrid runs, and those I tend to think will be easier, somehow turn out to be more challenging! Sometimes I feel dead legs if I've gone out too fast in the beginning, just start out really slowly and I'm sure you will be fine. Good luck!


You've build up endurance and stamina during all the past weeks, therefore you can do it!! I was dreading this run too, but trusted the programm and it went surprisingly well. Difficult, but well. You did great so far, it's just that getting to this point is a bit frightening but you worked for it so you definitely can do it!! Even if you were to fail this time (which I doubt), there's no shame to re-do week 6 (I did week 1 and 3 twice). You'll be completing the programm, and get this beautiful, shiny badge like we all did, I'm sure!! Good luck!! :-)


You can do it! I've just completed Wk 6 D3 and found it not to bad. I nearly chickened out trying it as the weather is the warmest it has been since I started the programme... I loaded up day 2 on my IPod again, but changed it to day 3 after a minute of warm up. I thought that if I couldn't do it I could just walk some of the way and start the week again next run. BUT I DID IT! Yee haa!!! You can too! Good luck!


Thanks soo much for all the encouragement! I went earlier today and I DID IT!! I'm amazed, it's given me a great confidence boost and to trust the programme more now than I did before. Ended up going later in the day than I would have liked, and found it soo hot, so hopefully on my next one I can go earlier and find it maybe a little easier!

Thanks again everybody :-)


Well done. Only 3 weeks to go.


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