I did wk5 run 3

Yes me, I did it. I started off super slow and kept to that pace for nearly 15 mins (except for when a dog walker was in view, upped it just a little in case they wondered what that woman was doing shuffling around the meadows) Anyway at the 15 min mark I upped the pace as I still had plenty to give, and I made it. So thank you all for your encouragement the other day when I was doubting. Bring on week 6.


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  • Well done. Always nice to get over the hump. Take week 6 steady. Good luck

  • Thank you

  • Yeah! Congrats on this one as it's a biggie. Have a nice relaxed day and you can feel smug if you want!

  • Thank you IP. Yes I do feel smug :)

  • Well done! Your not that far away from doing a Parkrun..

  • Thanks. I have my barcode already! I was thinking of doing my 3rd run of week 6 at parkrun next Saturday.

  • There you go! We knew you could do it!

    Very well done - and good tactics starting slowly. You can always pick up the pace (as you did) if you feel you have more to give, but if you start too fast you'll end up walking!

    Just a few more weeks to graduation - good luck for W6!


  • Thanks ugi, it was your post that put me in the right frame of mind to do it.

  • That's what this board is for! Keep it up!


  • Well done!! Go Girl.

  • Great! I did my 1st Parkrun on w6, Parkruns awesome, laminate your barcode if you can and keep it safe.

    Start at the back of the pack, and take it steady, don't worry about not being able to keep running, it doesn't matter, just do your c25k time and walk the rest, but still remember to get the chip as you finish and hand it in with your barcode to get your time in the results data, retain your barcode for next time. Let us know how it goes. enjoy!

  • Congrats!! Your comment about upping it past dog walkers really made me laugh. I sometimes feel I'm shuffling along too πŸ˜‰

  • Go girl

  • Wouldnt like to say so but, told you so! Next thing you be telling us you done 30mins!

  • That is a great way to tackle the run! I become very sprightly when I come across other people! Good to keep your strength for the last push, brilliant. I found week 6 was still a challenge and so take it slow and steady again, one run at a time. Wow, so exciting isn't it, graduation is very close!! Julie

  • Well done Sandy. That's brilliant!! I also managed to do mine and took inspiration from the forum before I went. Funny, as I too was also going very slowly and then picked up the pace towards the end. I had the weirdest reaction afterwards - a huge smile on my face and then promptly burst into tears! What a roller coaster this is...

  • Well done to you too bean. I took the advice to run real slow to start as I was determined to do the 20 mins and didn't want to be struggling in the later part. I too was grinning ear to ear and bored my son by randomly saying "I did it" throughout the day.

  • Well done, did my Wk5R3 this morning too. Wasn't as bad as I thought. Surprised myself that I could run non stop for 20 mins. Will sort my barcode out soon for Luton Park run.

  • Well done to you too Scottie. Seems there was a few of us doing this milestone run today and we all completed it. There will be a lot of graduation badges to give out in 4 weeks time. Let us know how you get on with parkrun. If all goes well I'm going to the Boston one next Saturday.

  • Brilliant ! Well done Sandy and all . That's a major milestone you have just overcome and I hope you're all very proud of yourselves !

    Onwards, always ! :-) xxx

  • Thank you Poppy. I'm certainly very proud, and after this run I know that this is something that I have been looking for. I hope to still be doing for many years.

  • Yay! Well done

  • well done, I did w5 run 1 today, going to be hitting run 3 this week :-) I'll keep a look out for the dog :-)

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