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W4R1 done. God...that was hard!

I had all the prep done for week 4.

New earphones.

Bumping playlist.

Programme done on mywellness.com to run on treadmill.

Speed reduced.

None of the above prepared me for the run.

What seemed more difficult was the 3 minutes AFTER the first 5 minutes.

Many thoughts went through my mind.

Give up and come back to it. Stop. Keep going.

Thankfully, my playlist came to rescue. Boom Boom from Justice Crew kept me going through the last 5 minutes!

I have renewed respect for all graduates.

Looking forward to W4R2!

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Well done. I bet R2 feels a little easier when you do it! When I started Week 5 on Sunday it was mind over matter. But I did it. I'll be interested to see if I find W5R2 as hard as run 1. You're making great progress. Keep up the good work.

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Thanks Sid.

All the best with W5R2.

I think once you do one run, doing it again gets easier. But if you give up half way through, that comes back to haunt you.

Cheers,

Ash.

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Well done, you got through it! You're doing great Ash!

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Thanks Mim!

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Good on you for gritting it out, Ash. Sometimes that's the only way, and those runs are just good for their own reasons. If you're making it, and you're injury free, then you're still on course for completing the course strictly by the weeks set out, but if it gets impossible at any stage (and that's not the gremlin version of impossible, just the injury avoider's) then it's no great problem to repeat a run or a week. You just get better at the problem week, that's all. I did this, and possibly did it a bit much (the right way is actually to slow down, I think, with hindsight), and it did me no harm. They were all runs, after all.

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Thanks Gary.

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Good for you. It's raining outside so I am a bit reluctant to go out

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Thanks Cath.

Fortunately or unfortunately, I am sticking with the treadmill for now.

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Well done! I'm sure you will find the next run easier :)

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Thanks :-)

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Well done. Keep going. I thought a few weeks ago I would never run for 5 minutes. When I could do 20 minutes it was magic. Look forward to that feeling. Good luck :-).

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