Week 5 Run 3 - I did it!!

Just back and sitting here with a silly grin on my face.

I did it!

I ran for 20 minutes without stopping and covered 2.56km in that time. I don't know if that's good, bad or indifferent. I'm just amazed that I did it, and so very happy.

Me. 50 years old , with all my ailments, and still classed as obese... running for 20 minutes without stopping.

I am so glad that I decided to start this... now , I'm off for that well-deserved shower!


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25 Replies

  • Very well done to you xxx

  • Thankyou. My husband runs and is astounded at the way the programme has worked for me as I've always insisted that I couldn't run. I suppose it's a skill to be learned like any other!

  • Brilliant work. Give yourself a big pat on the back.

    One word of caution: W6R1 catches a lot of people out. Almost everyone. It should be easier but for some reason it isn't. Do yourself a favour and do a search on here for it before you go. Forewarned is forearmed. And forearmed is four-legged. No, wait, that's not right.

  • Thankyou. I read a post just today about someone who had struggled with W6R1 but didn;t realise it happened to a lot of people. I will go and search out some others - thankyou for the warning!

  • Well done! I have completed this run today too. It feels like such an achievement :-)

  • Well done to you too!

    I was playing mental games with myself all the way round, aiming for certain landmarks!

  • I'm still plodding away on the treadmill in my garage looking at a brick wall or watching the time tick away or the distance go up. I'm a bit nervous to venture outside!

  • Try it, no one even notices me and it makes running so much more interesting and varied

  • Well done you!

  • Thankyou! 4 weeks ago I was crying because I had found week 1 so very hard and the thought of running for a sustained period was laughable. I'm still amazed at how well it has worked so far.

  • The plan works and so many have ups and downs on different bits just keep trusting in yourself and enjoy it x I absolutely adore it 😀xx

  • Thankyou. I've realised that even the ' bad' runs are actually good, because I usually learn something else from them.

  • Very well done enjoy the 'high'. Week 5 is the turning point and over half way. Completing W5R3 means you can do this !! Good luck :)

  • Thankyou. I can still barely believe that I did it!

  • Well done! I loved that feeling! Really enjoy the mental boost of knowing how far you have come and how hard you have worked 😀

  • Thankyou. It was definitely a great feeling, which was added to when the scales showed that my weight has gone down by 7lbs over the last 5 weeks.

  • Oh wow that's really good! I haven't lost any weight from C25k which is definitely disappointing- well done you!

  • Hi rainshine just piggy backing here.... I didn't lose weight with c25k alone but am following the NHS eating plan too and sticking to approx 1400 -1600 Cals a day depending on how much exercise I do. I have lost 15lb in six weeks 😁 so give it a go too xx

  • Congrats dawncoates! That's impressive! I lost weight earlier in the year but then got shingles and put some back on. I'm still 20lb less than on Jan 5th but have as much again to go. I'm enjoying the feeling that I must be getting fitter and I've heard that weight loss begins once the longer runs are part of the routine. I'm a hopeless calorie counter but I will have a look at the plan on your recommendation- thank you!

  • really well done :) that 1st long run is so good to have under your belt :)

  • Thankyou. It was definitely a good feeling to have it done and dusted, and I learned a little bit more about running being a lot to do with the mental side of things.

  • Brilliant achievement - well done! You'll be graduating before you know it 😊

  • Thankyou. I can hardly believe that I'll be starting week 6 tomorrow.

  • Brilliant! Jolly well done!

  • Thankyou. I'm enjoying my rest days and will be back to it tomorrow!

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