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Nervous about tonight's run (W6R3)

I think I'm using a slightly different C25K program to a lot of the people on here - it's 8 weeks long and tonight's run (week 6, run 3) is 15 minutes running, 3 minutes walking, 5 minutes running. I AM TERRIFIED!

The previous run was 10 minutes running, 3 minutes walking, 10 minutes running, and I found it incredibly difficult. Every other run so far has been fine, but I made a few schoolboy errors:

* I chose a different route, which turned out to be quite hilly and boring, so I struggled.

* I listened to music whilst running for the first time, so inadvertently ran a bit quicker than usual, and struggled to get my breathing right

* I ran on an almost empty stomach (which I never usually do)

The run before that was 10 minutes running, 5 minutes walking, 10 minutes running, and that was absolutely fine, so I think last time I was just having a bad running day.

Even so, the thought of running an extra 5 minutes on top of the 10 I've worked up to so far is quite scary. I hope I can do it.

I'll be sticking to my usual route, which is flatter and more interesting, so hopefully that will help.

I've signed up for a 5k charity run on 20th March, so the pressure really is on!

Wish me luck!

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Good luck with your run tonight, you will be fine.

Sometimes it can be daunting to think about the run ahead, but remember to take it slow and steady, it's all about stamina and endurance at this stage.

All the best in week 7 and your charity run on the 20th March, you CAN do it xx

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You can do it! It's only a bit longer than what you've already done- the battle is mental now. Good luck!

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Thank you for the pep talks!

I did the run, and it was great! The 15 minutes was easy compared to my nightmare run from Sunday, and I'm delighted.

Now I can't wait for the next one - 20 minutes solid!

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You go for it!

Great stuff.. those pesky little mind gremlins, try to unnerve you...but you show them!!!!! :)


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