Finally week 5 run 3 complete :)

'Yeha I did it....go me'

Sorry, just had to say that out loud - family and colleagues very unimpressed - 'so you ran for like 20 what' (said with the disdain that only a teenager can manage) and I wanted to shout out to those who would understand.

After a week of procrastinating & re-doing week 5 runs 1 & 2 i bit the bullet and completed run 3 this morning. I'm very pleased with myself, especially as I'd forgotten to charge my phone overnight so had to manage with my timer.

I took on the advice I got from you guys last week and just focused on passing one lamppost at a time. So thanks for the encouragement. I can't believe that I managed it when I've been nervous of it for so long, it was just like you said, legs and lungs were fine, it was the brain getting in the way.

Week 6 look out.

14 Replies

  • Well done - I just did mine too.

    Fantastic feeling isn't it. :)

  • Brilliant! What do they know?! You can be sure that on here everyone knows just how hard you worked to run W5R3 and we are all pleased for you! That's a real milestone achieved. Enjoy feeling pleased for as long as you like!

  • Congratulations, i get similar responses from my F+F but don't let that get you down. It's a shame you can't implant your feelings momentarily into those people, so they would know what it means to you.

    Keep it up :D

  • Well done! I did mine today too and it is a MASSIVE deal! Best of luck for next week too :)

  • It was easier than I had expected but it wasn't still a little apprehensive about next week's long run but I'm putting my faith in the program.

    I find that looking back has helped. When I started a 90 second run was just about doable.

  • You know what an achievement it is, and you also know that most of those who are unimpressed coudn't hack it. That run is probably the best and most significant of the program, and certainly gives you a real high.

    Well done you!!

  • That's so true! Don't worry about naysayers. Just get out there and run! You'll be grinning like a Cheshire cat when you've nailed that next session. Be sure to punch the air and shout "yeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssssss" You can dance a bit too. I know I did.

  • The 20 minutes run was the point at which my bf started looking worried when I suggested he join me. He started saying all those classic things about not being able to run because it would hurt his chest etc. Before the 20mins, when I was explaining about doing 3,5 8 min runs, he thought it all sounded pretty easy and wasn't that impressed. I feel like I crossed a serious threshold at w5r3 for that reason - hopefully soon you'll cross a threshold that even a teenager is impressed by :)

  • Whoopee!!!! YOU RAN FOR A SOLID 20 MINUTES. How great is that? Think of that achievement compaired to wk1. WELL DONE keep going.

  • Well we are seriously impressed even if family and colleagues don't appear to be! (I bet they are really, they just won't admit it) Well done that is a great achievement, take it steady for week 6 x :-)

  • We understand! Fabulous tick in the box for you. Feel proud and stand tall.

  • Congratulations - it's a feat worth shouting about. Well done on your achievement. You're well on the way to that shiny badge now.

    Just a heads up that you may find wk6r1 a bit of a shock to the system as it's back to intervals - many of us did -but don't let that phase you, just take it slow and steady, just like you have been doing to get this far. Your faith in the programme is well placed.

  • Before long It will be 30 minutes and then it will become 45 minutes and then an hour - then perhaps you might become serious about all this and maybe you might start stretching that out further. At this time your friends and family will start to go into shock.

  • YABBADABBADOOOOOOOOooooo!!!! We know what it means, snowlamb. Many congratulations you are well over half way now. As others have said, don't get too cocky and treat W6 with respect and don't rush it. Many of us found it really tough, but you can do it. You can do anything.

    Keep running, keep smiling.

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