I did it! Can't believe I ran 3 mins then 5 mins then 3 and 5 again, a total of 16 minutes! When a few (several actually!) weeks ago I struggled to step up from 60s to 90s!

This program has worked for me so far even if I am taking longer to complete each week.

The evenings are drawing in though. I've been really lucky with lovely sunshine most evenings so far, but not looking forward to switching from grass in the park (unlit) to tarmac on the streets.

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  • wow... that was great.... gud going....

    hope to see you graduate soon..

    all the best..

  • Well done , keep going as it gets even better! 😀

  • Congrats! That's fantastic! I also completed W4R1 for the first time yesterday and found it not as bad as I expected (although at times I was going pretty damn slow).

    I run mostly in the late afternoons/early evenings and so far have been really lucky with the weather but dark evenings and bad weather may well present a challenge as we go into Autumn.

    See you at the finish line - i.e. graduation! :)

  • Me too! I've just finished W4R2, and I can't believe that I can now run for 5 minutes! I guess I didn't really believe Laura when she said I'd actually get fitter & stronger, but now have proof she was right at along. I've had to slow down a bit from my W1 sprints, so you're not alone there.

  • Me too... I've just finished W4R2. I run in the mornings and I am not looking forward to running in the dark at half seven... the sooner the clocks go back the better!

  • Good running!

    And there's no particular time that you should take to complete each week. Yes, you need to have the confidence that you are ready to move on to avoid stagnating but the great thing is that whatever you do it's all doing you good.

    Keep it up and you'll be there before you know it!


  • Carry on, you can run longer ! We support you.

  • Thanks for your replies everyone. Here's to w4r2! ☺ WE CAN DO IT

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