First Post W6 R3

Hi, have been reading all the posts and getting inspiration from you all, so thought I would introduce myself. I had a health scare a few months ago, and after being given the all-clear decided to go for it and I am so pleased I did. Six weeks ago I would never have thought I could run for 25 minutes and I have now even started to think I may be able to actually run a 5K. I am very slow, so my main worry is that it may take me an awfully long time! Thanks again for all the posts, it really helps to know that others are in the same boat!


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  • There is no such thing as too slow. :). The program is all about building stamina. You are doing that - just look how far you have already come. Speed will come later. My first 5k took me close to 50mins, my first parkrun was around 45 mins. 2 years on, I have finally managed to run sub 30 mins. Just keep going. The program will get you to the distance, clocking up the miles afterwards will get you the speed.

  • Thanks very much for your advice. I am a bloody-minded sort so will do it however long it takes!

  • hi and really well done and reaching this point , all down hill from here to graduation ;)

    It is amazing what you can achieve when you pit your mind to it ... really don't worry about distance or speed, you can work on those once you have graduated :D

    keep going as you are you will be just fine :D

  • Thank you very much. Not long to go now as week 7 starts for me on Sunday!

  • 9 runs :D and you graduate :D how good is that going to be

  • I will be over the moon and very proud. Thanks for your reply

  • Well done - this is such a great programme. You've done so well and will make the 5k without any doubt. Speed is the least important thing.

  • Welcome aboard Lynda :-)

    Yes I echo all the above, dont worry about speed, this is all about building stamina and getting the legs going . It really doesnt matter about speed or distance , you are doing fine, honestly ! :-)

    Keep going , just keep doing what youve been doing, its working its got you this far :-)

    You are doing brilliantly , Well done ! :-) xxx

  • I'm about to do the final run in week 6 tmrw, well done for completing it! I never thought I'd be able to get this far. I'm pretty slow too but the main thing is just to keep going I think! I'm definitely much fitter than I was, that's for sure!

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