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ned63
ned63Graduate
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just finished run 3. 25 minutes feel like im floating can not stop grinnig . Hard work but i did it. Long runs till the end i think im going to like this running

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OlsBean

Congratulations, well done :)

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Rockette

Congratulations Ned, I was high as a kite Tuesday after the same run . It's such a amazing feeling . Well done .

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ned63
ned63Graduate

thank you i am buzzing

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Rockette

I think you will find it lasts all day , enjoy .

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Julia321
Julia321Graduate

Yep, just done week 6 run 3 too. I know what you mean! :)

One thing I'm puzzling about: I always find the first bit hard, like the first 5 mins. All sorts of minor aches and pains, and I feel stiff like a zombie or something. I'm fine certainly by 10 mins, and by 25 mins I was feeling like I could do another 25 mins.

I wonder about the 5 minute warm up walk: I don't think it does anything much for me except give me time outdoors getting cold. Maybe I should change it to super-slow jog? I do dynamic stretches before every run, so I leave the house fairly warmed up.

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ned63
ned63Graduate
in reply to Julia321

the first 5 - 10 minutes do seem hardest then you get into it some how strange

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Jenwrenarm
JenwrenarmGraduate

Congratulations Ned! I'm there this Sunday. Look forward to having the feeling you're having right now!

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ned63
ned63Graduate
in reply to Jenwrenarm

you will feel like it too . Good luck for sunday

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MrsMozzer
MrsMozzerGraduate

Great feeling isn't it ned63? Most of us started as fairly reluctant runners but have got hooked as C25K progressed! Keep up the good work.

And Julia321 - sometimes the first 10 minutes or so does feel like a struggle. Can't get your foot fall or breathing rhythm right, it's too windy/too hot/too cold/too wet etc.....but if you keep moving you find yourself having slipped into the mood and it all gets better. And if you're stretching before you go out the warm up walk isn't warming up the muscles in the same way so you'd probably be better off raising your heart rate slightly by a bit of light exercise.

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Julia321
Julia321Graduate
in reply to MrsMozzer

Thanks! The dynamic stretches do actually get my heart rate much higher than brisk walking and take me a good few minutes to do (I do these ones: runnersworld.com/stretching... I think if I'm feeling good next run, I might try a little bit of very light jog for part of the 5 minutes "walk" to see if that works OK. Getting very cold these mornings!

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ned63
ned63Graduate

thank you all for the encouragement a and support so far

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Mummysaurus
MummysaurusGraduate

Well Done Ned, I will also be there with you this week : )

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Poppy2010
Poppy2010Graduate

Well done! It's a great feeling, keep it in mind for when you have a not so good run! :-)

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