W5R1 - cheated my way to a new PB

Managed to improve on my W4 5k time this morning on W5R1. Got it down to 27:06 by some judicious cheating - I jogged for 1 minute in the middle of each of the 3 minute walking intervals. I didn't like the idea that the W5 running intervals add up to 1 minute less than W4 and that therefore my 5k time would likely be slower. Can't have that - must make progress each week to keep focused...

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  • I liked the fact that it was easier. Blessed relief was my take on it. I suspect I wasn't alone in that view. LOL!

    I admire your pluck

  • I will probably find out that it was supposed to be easier for good reason when I tackle the 20 minute run in 4 days time...

  • I'm with misswobble but good for you Chris, it looks like you're going to be a speedy runner at this rate.

  • Speedy over 5 minutes maybe but that is not actually the aim of the exercise is it? I fear I may end up as the 1st person on here to do 5k in less than 30 mins but fail the C25K programme overall because I cant actually run for 30 mins at a stretch.

  • I'm sure not, but if it comes to it you can take it down a notch on the longer runs.

  • blimey you are a fast runner....well done you, just imagine what time you will do it in when you graduate!!!!

  • Well my target is 25 minutes at graduation but actually I don't have all that many walking minutes to convert to running now so it is going to get harder to knock those last 2 minutes off...

  • Stop sweating the numbers and relax into your running. It's not supposed to be stressful. LOL

  • One of the reasons I started running was to help deal with stress. If I knew how to relax I wouldn't need to run....

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