W5R3: Another big grin!

Thought I'd drop a line to all those about to start week 5 - do not fear, you can do it!

I started C25k in February, have taken 10 weeks to get to get to week5, and was really drdreading this week. But this is the first week I haven't had to repeat, and I've got through each run. I didn't think I could run for 5 mins, then didn't expect to get through the 8 mins, and no way could I possibly run for 20 non stop! But you know what? I did. And it felt amazing.

Trust the programme. It's genius.

And I've been grinning all afternoon :-)

10 Replies

  • Great stuff Lucy. Well done.

  • That'll be me LucyM74 next time out it'll be W5R1, thanks for the encouragement :-) & well done to you, grinning uses more muscles too so it's a win win for you too,

  • Wow, wonderful. It does make you feel so good doesn't it?

  • Way to go!! That run is amazing!!!

  • Just what I needed to hear. I'm doing it this afternoon! Well done

  • Well done! I'm doing W5R3 tomorrow and seriously dreading it. I managed run 2 yesterday which was ok and only hard at the end but running non stop for 20 minutes? Can't imagine it! I'll just go as slow as i can without actually stopping.

    Best of luck with week 6:)

  • Thx folks. Taking it steady was the key. And when Laura told me I'd run for 10mins, the realisation that my breathing was fine and my legs didn't really hurt had the 'this girl can' advert going through my mind! It's 90% mental this run, only 10% physical as your body really is ready :-)

  • Well done! It's one of the best feelings ever isn't it? :)

  • :) well done. Thank you for the encouragement, I start week 5 tomorrow. :)

  • Well done Lucy!! It is the best feeling ever! I thought it would be the hardest thing and was gobsmacked when I managed it! I took a while getting past week 5, well week 5 run 2 lol....wasn't convinced I'd manage it. Keep going and just take it at your own pace. It doesn't matter how quick you get there, it just matters that you get there! :) Good luck with the rest of it and keep enjoying that after run feeling! :)

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