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Week 5 Run 3

Well I type this post with a huge grin on my face, because I've just completed my 20 minute run! I wasn't sure if I could do it yet, but I put faith in the programme and refused to give in no matter how much my legs wanted to stop!

I am still running at a slow pace (google maps tells me I ran 1.4 miles which is 2.25km and quite a way from the eventual target...but speed can come later!) but now that I know I can do it I can probably pick up the pace a little bit as my breathing was still in pretty good control all the way to the end.

I feel really good about the progress I've made (who would believe that a month ago I was puffing my way through 90 seconds of running!) and really looking forward to completing the programme. Now that this barrier has been broken, I won't let anything stop me from reaching those 30 minutes!

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Very well done , it's a great feeling when you complete that run & good to have it done with . Because if you where anything like me , I was having nightmares about it . Once again well done .


Well done, great barrier to have broken through. :)


Excellent. Well done. Don't push too hard in Week 6, it can be harder than you expect. Just keep up the belief and you will be running for 30 minutes in a few weeks. Good luck.


Great stuff! Well done you! Such a great feeling that 20 minute run. As Iannoda says take it easy on week 6 - it can feel like a bit of a step backwards but keep the faith!


It's great isn't it! Some weeks we find harder than others which is where just doing as Laura tells us is really important. I am running very slowly but I don't care as long as I get round and finish without stopping. I am 56 and stunned to find that I can actually run for 30 minutes. I graduate on Friday. Eek! Good luck Selenity. Keep plugging away


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