Couch to 5K
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Last Friday after completing wk7r3 I felt that I had a little more in my legs so was looking forward to wk8r1. But came down with a throat & chest infection and irritating cough making it very difficult to sleep and breath deeply. Instead of running I walked for half an hour on Sun and Tue, decided that after a good nights sleep to give a run a try. There is a short circuit I have timed that takes 5 minutes running to complete, therefore decided to keep going round this circuit so if had a breathing problem was close enough to home if the run was too much. I did say to my husband that I would only do a 10 minute run. After 5 minutes running I nearly gave up, but somehow got my second wind and carried on. OK, not the fasted of paces, and when Laura suggested increasing the pace I slowed down and the cool down brisk walk looked more like a trek through deep mud. But I did it, completed the 28 minutes.

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Well done. That sounded like a really sensible plan, so I'm glad it worked out for you. Plenty of honey and lemon for you now!


Well done! - and on top of lemon and honey try sage or thyme herbal teas ​(thyme lemon and honey is nice too!)


It's always worth getting out there, even if you feel rubbish, and there you go, another run done and dusted. Well done. Hope you have made a full recovery soon.


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