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Hi all, tomorrow I do w5r3 and not looking forward to it. So far everything hasn't been as bad as I expected. Haven't run for years, and even then concentrated on short track distances - 400m. Since starting done all my running on the treadmill at local gym. I find that I can gauge my speed better, start with walk at 6km then run at 8km. I run M-W-F and on other to days do strength work with machines. Never thought for one minute I would enjoy running/gym at my age. Wish me luck.


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  • and what age is that might I ask? Welcome by the way. It's great here. You'll like it, and you'll get loads of support and a kick up the wotsit if needs be. We do requests!

    Running outside is very nice you know. Give it a whirl!

  • You'll be amazed at yourself. Loads of people have sleepless nights over r3, and then amaze themselves. You'll feel euphoric and be posting on here tomorrow that you smashed it. Trust Laura!

  • Don't panic about wk5 run3 you can do it. I have just finished it and feel great. Just don't panic and go at the same speed and you will be amazed with yourself. Trust Laura. Good luck for tomorrow and remember to let us know how you do as everybody is with you and we have all been there.

  • Good luck! I think the thought of run 3 is much worse than the reality and you'll love how you feel afterwards - it's a real achievement. Let us know how you get on.

  • I am doing my Week 5 run 3 tonight. I am sort of looking forward to it and dreading it at the same time. I run outside and this gives me small goals "run to the pub and that is 3 minutes" "run to the wall and that will be 5 minutes"

    Good Luck

  • Fear not!! I did Wk5 R3 this morning, it was more of a slow jog in my case but the fact is i kept going for 20 mins, the sense of achievement is pretty darn good i can tell you. That said kind of dreading what wk 6 involves. Good luck today.

  • Good luck, take it one run at a time and you will soon be through.

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