oh yes! W5R3 done!

W5R3 completed and I got up early to do it! Beautiful morning, (it was Saturday) one section 'off road' and got really muddy! first 3 mins actually hardest but settled into it but have to say was happy to hear Laura say it was the last 2 mins. Touch wood , fingers crossed all body parts are holding out, and running shoes look run in! Week 6 next, its been very helpful to hear of other peoples experiences, so a big thank you!


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  • Well done. I did mine Friday night. I usually run on Saturday mornings but didn't want to ruin my Friday night worrying about it :). I agree the first bit was the worst - Laura did desert me part way through, I got her back though. My legs felt like jelly when I stopped running but I felt great. I have W6 R1 tonight. I find it rewarding to read about other peoples achievements and write about my own small ones. It feels like you are not out there alone. Good luck with week 6.

  • Thanks for the encouragement, I hope it's going well for you. For a variety of reasons to dull to explain my kit is in one place and I am in another so running tomorrow it will have to be!

  • Well done - I have been doing the programme on the treadmill at the gym as everytime I have tried on the road, my knee has gone and its taken me weeks to get back and never got past week 3. But I did the same as you - I completed run 3 of week 6 on Saturday morning and the road. I was nervous about being on the road, but I settled into it. It had some slight uphill sections and crossed a dual carriageway but I finished it and felt on Cloud 9. Never run that long before. Last 2 minutes I really had to dig deep and lost my breathing a bit. Hope my story helps.

  • Brilliant! This is such a big run for any runner so you should feel very proud. Week 6 can be a wee bit challenging for some people after the excitement of w5r3 so take it slowly and listen to Laura and you'll be absolutely fine.

  • Well done I remember that feeling, like Rocky! Such an achievement, now you can definitely do week 6, take it easy tho!

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