Wk 6, run 3

I've only gone and done 25 mins, no stopping!! 😊 I 'm not going to lie, it wasnt easy half way through. I seemed to be constantly looking ahead and doubting if I could carry on when I saw a slight incline on the pavement (it's all hills here) but I just kept a nice steady pace and then found myself speeding up at the end as was on so much of a high!! I am a bit nervous about no more walking in between runs ftom now on, but for now am just going to celebrate the fact that I can do something I never would have believed possible a few weeks ago..

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  • Look forward to reaching the time I can run like you,

  • You will!! I never would have believed I could do it either. You just have to take it slow and don't give up.

  • First day today!! But will take on board all advice.

  • Just believe in yourself and take one run at a time. Just concentrate on getting through first week. You will surprise yourself on what you can do if you just stay focused. Good luck.

  • Brilliant..well done you ! I'm only on w3r2. Ran thismorning.. still can't believe I've come this far!! Reading posts like yours make me think. Maybe. Just maybe.. I can make it to :) thanks x

  • I was there 3 weeks ago and thought exactly the same, and I promise that if you keep concentrating on one run at a time you will get there! Looking forward to see you progress. Keep going x

  • You definitely can! I still remember at my local park, thinking if I can only get to the tree, I will be able to walk. It was hard at the time and 5k seemed impossible but little by little, follow Laura's tips (she knows a thing or two) and your fitness will build up - running will even become fun. Julie

  • Well done!! it is a great feeling and it only gets better the more you do believe me, keep going and most importantly keep enjoying! :D

  • Well Done. I also done by WK6, R3 on weekend... to be honest...25 mins straight run seemed "not possible" to me, but after running it through with medium steady pace....It was fine.. in fact I even kept going for 2.5 minutes in the cool down walk period....Looking forward to repeating same in WK7now.. All the best..

  • Fantastic! I found once I was running without a walk break, I preferred it, I just kept plodding on and on. Getting going once I have a rest seems to make it difficult again! You are on the way to 30 mins non stop now, nice and steady, breathe well. I always said to myself "this isn't going to kill u and it will be over very soon!"

    Nowadays, I love running and once I am going after the first 10 mins, I could keep going for ages. If the breathing is slow and steady, legs feel uninjured, just plod on. Excited for you, good times to come!!

    If I get to a hill, I just look a few feet in front of me and then to the next few feet and I always count 1-2-3-4, 1-2-3-4! Seems to keep my mind closed to gremlins. If I have a hill coming, I start breathing extra deeply and slowly because somehow if there is already plentry of oxygen flowing, seem to be able to get to the top better! Julie

  • Thanks for that advice re hills! 😊

  • Fantastic! Very well done. It's a brilliant feeling to complete that run, wish you could just bottle it up! You're doing so well, keep it up! :)

  • Thankyou! I am finding the support on here amazing! 😊

  • Brilliant ! Well done Kazza ! :-) xxx

  • Brilliant effort, I'm two runs behind you and it's really encouraging to hear how great it feels. Slowly, steadily is what I will be saying to myself. Congratulations

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