W6 R3

Just done 25 mins non-stop - something I just would never have believed was possible. At the end when Laura said that if I was feeling OK I could up the pace for the final 60 seconds I realised that I could and I actually ran rather than my slow-plodding jog. And it felt great! Then I realised that in W1 I had been scare/seriously worried about keeping it up for 60 seconds total - never mind 60 seconds at the end of a 24 min run. Now I'm really up for W7. It looks to be downhill all the way now until the end. I come here for support. Without you guys I could never have got this far!

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  • Well done, Stella! Isn't this a brilliant thing - being able to run like a kid even though your are (allegedly) an adult!

    All downhill to graduation - fantastic.

  • Well done Stella :-) I found that from week 7 onwards it seemed to be small steps up and felt easily achievable without the worry each week, once you've done the 25 mins. Good luck - you'll soon be a graduate !

  • Hooray! - you're doing really well!

  • Fantastic! Really you are just repeating this run with a couple of additional runs added, so you are right, downhill all the way. I got over confident in week 7 and just kept running to 5 k a couple of times but my legs told me off and I got back to the programme to ensure I didn't wreck my chance of graduation! Just keep it nice and steady and tick off each run and you are home! Great post!! Julie ๐Ÿ˜„

  • This is what we love to see!

    You're enjoying your runs and surpassing your own expectations - exactly how it should be!

    Very well done - if you had some to spare at the end of 25 mins then the remaining few weeks should hold no fear. Time to start thinking ahead and planning how you will keep motivated once you reach the end of W9. It's so much easier to keep that new-found fitness than it has been to make it to where you are - make sure you have a plan so you don't lose it again!

    Well done - and Happy Running!


  • I plan to do the follow-up podcasts but after that I just don't know. We don't have park runs anywhere near here so it's not going to be easy, but no way do I want to lose what I have gained!!!! Could Laura be persuaded to pop round now and again and keep me up to the mark do you think???

  • I don't know - why not ask her: healthunlocked.com/laurastq


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