Went out this evening to run W6R3.. things were going well, got to half way felt quite good and got to about 20 minutes then started to really struggle, kept going and was determined to complete the 25 minutes. But... I stopped at 23 and a half minutes... my arms felt like lead, legs ached and I felt my chest was about to burst... I was a bit disappointed but hey I had run three and a half minutes longer than ever before, so it was PROGRESS. Not too downhearted I plan to repeat W6R3 on Monday, have planned to do the same route but with a variation towards the end and this time I INTEND TO DO IT!! Wish me luck... despite my little setback today I am loving being a runner, definitely feel fitter and have lost a few pounds too woo hoo!!

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  • Well done Capital Girl! I know you were a bit disappointed but you have actually achieved so much. Laura reminds us that some days will be harder than others. Very best of luck for Monday, I know you can do it. Look forward to reading your next report.

  • Well done for achieving so much and you ate now a runner as Laura says at the and of your run. All the best of luck on Monday. Have fun and enjoy.

  • Good luck

  • Well done, you're doing an amazing job. I am still most relieved when Laura tells me to slow down after 5 mins! Good luck for next time.

  • Well done and keep enjoying being a runner.

  • Best wishes for Monday. I've just completed W6R3 and for me it was my legs that started to feel really heavy after about 17m or so but managed to keep at it. I'd previewed the start of the podcast so knew it was a 25 minute run and for the first time in the programme had some trepidation about the run. I really am beginning to feel I could become a regular runner at the end of this and am convinced the gradual build up is the right approach. Best wishes again, let us know how you get on.

  • Well done for getting this far! Once I got into the longer runs towards the end of the programme I always found it hard going after 20mins - I often felt sick at that point, and it was a real struggle to continue.

    I'm sure you'll manage it next time out - nice and slow, and try to keep your breathing steady.

  • Thank you all so much for your supportive and inspiring posts. Its like having a big family of running buddies! I am looking forward to Monday and achieving that big 25! 😃

  • Good luck today, don't forget to punch the air when you complete it. I will be doing the same run on Tuesday and will try and be prepared for the last few minutes.

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