My first post here: just done Wk5 Run 3!

I had some technical issues which stopped me joining the forum until now... Hi Everyone!

I've just got back from a beautiful riverside run with my husband (also doing C25K with me) and our experienced runner friend. I read quite a lot of posts on here before attempting it, and was very reassured by everyone, so I set out knowing I could do, and I did! Really fast recovery too! Feeling very pleased :) And thanks to my friend's Garmin, I know that we ran 1.4 miles, which feels like quite an achievement!


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  • Well done BeckL - w5r3 is a fab run, really glad you enjoyed it

  • Welcome welcome welcome! Well done for the dreaded 5:3 run completion. On paper it looked like a pig of a run, but in fact the program is so dashed clever, it prepares you easily for it.

    Word of friendly caution though about week 6. Careful, cos psychologically you feel you're invincible after the 5:3 run, yet 6:1 bites people on the bum because they think they can do it no prob! So long as you mentally prepare yourself for the intervals it gives you (10 mins from memory?) then you will ace it. Good luck to you!

  • Welcome, best site out, so friendly so supportive, and well done on that dreaded run , I felt so happy to get that under my belt

  • Thanks all! and I shall bear that in mind danzargo, about the 6:1 - it looks do-able, but thinking about it, I can see why people might think it's easier than it seems...

  • Welcome and well done !

  • Well done on getting through the first long run; an achievement indeed! :-) I too echo Mr Dan's Week Six advice, above. It would be all to easy to get complacent after the long run of week five and go into week six thinking that the intervals will be easy, but it's a lot tougher than it seems. I think most find it a bit of a shock to the system; I know I did. That said, bear it in mind and you'll be mentally prepared for it so won't have a problem.

    And, of course, welcome to the forum! :-)

  • Just to let you know: thank you for your warnings about week 6 - I was mentally prepared for it, and feel it went really well. The last 5 min section was a little tougher, but I just KNEW I could do it, so didn't panic, breathed deep and kept on!

    My running is currently pretty slow: I have steady pace, but I'm really trying to concentrate on covering the time, knowing that a bit more speed will naturally evolve as I get fitter. I'm very into my yoga and not into pushing myself too hard too fast, as I think that could be counterproductive - I thoroughly enjoy both exercise styles and find that they are mutually very supportive. I am seeing myself progress in both and it's really satisfying. :D

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