w5r3 a bouncy 20 minutes!

20 minutes!! Have been putting this one off for a few days - lots of excuses. I could have done it this morning, as I didn't have to leave for work until 8.15, but persuaded myself not to - what if I twisted my ankle then couldn't get to work? So, got home from work today - Had to take dog to vet (nothing serious) . As soon as I got back,put the trainers on (I'd already changed into jogging bottoms for the doggy trip,) and out of the door before the chimp/monkey/squirrel on my shoulder could think of a reason to persuade me not to.

Half way through the warm up elk I realised I hadn't changed into the sports bra. Couldn't go home, or I would never get myself back out, so I carried on, bouncing round the golf course. Luckily there were no golfers this afternoon. Anyway, did it . I have to say it was not as bad as I expected, and I went very slowly indeed, but did go up some hills, so I am quite pleased - a mental hurdle got over. Can't get my Garmin to talk to the computer though this evening - frustrating, but it may work later. Roll on week 6! And good luck to everyone else on this week's runs, whichever they are.

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  • Excellent and well done on getting the big 20 minute run out of the way. I won't dwell on the 'bouncing round the golf course' bit ;)

  • Paul, that was you dwelling! ...

    Well done Bonnie. 20 whole minutes and up hills and ahem unsupported, extra points for that. Big congratulations. Watch out for W6... It sometimes grabs people by surprise because it's intervals again but it is a notch up. Try it somewhere flatter if you have that option.., and definitely bra'd. up :) :) good luck x

  • I completed W5R3 yesterday, what a great feeling you get having accomplished it! Good luck with week 6, it's supposed to be a toughy, hopefully heading to the gym tomorrow to complete the 1st run.

  • Well done, tiggs. It is a great feeling ;),

  • Well done! :-) It's a big achievement. Yes, definitely take week six steady; it's deceptively tricky but fine as long as you're aware of that. Good luck with tomorrow's run. :-)

  • Well done tiggs. Slow and steady for 6 and you'll nail it!!!

  • Lol, Jaqs. Banged to rights ;)

  • Well done on your bouncy run! Bet you're glad you went out now, although you won't go leaving the sports bra at home again, I bet! :D Good luck with week six; it is quite tough, but take it steady and you'll be fine. :-) hope your Garmin starts cooperating soon! :-)

  • Well done on your, ahem, unrestrained 20 minutes. :-) I hope you are a member of the golf club or they may never let you join now (or maybe they will :D )

    It is more a mental challenge than a physical as your previous training has you ready for it. I would echo the comments above. Take week 6 nice and easily. It looks easy after the big run of week 5 but can trip you up.

  • The secret to week 6 is to slow it right down and then slow it down again. After the euphoria of a 20 minute run the return to intervals looks like a soft option - it is not. This is probably the toughest week in the programme. Keep it very slow, steady and stay calm. Try to focus on the horizon or on a landmark a little bit ahead of you such as a lamp-post or litter bin, whatever - then on the next landmark and the next, etc. This will see you through okay. Good luck and best wishes.

  • Yay! It's a great feeling( not the bouncy part lol)...Good luck with week 6!

  • Well done! I have w5r2 next so am chasing you..

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