Week 4 completed, the 1st 2 runs were ok but for some reason my legs did not want to work on R3. I did manage it though but having had a look at W5, I am a bit worried as it is a big leap forward. Let's see how it goes.


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  • I think pretty much everyone gets a bit worried when they see whats in store for week 5 but trust the plan, take it slow and you'll do it. Good luck :)

  • I think we all felt/feel like that about week 5, but believe in yourself.  You can do it!

  • Sandman.. how you enjoy week 5.. as much as unexpectedly most of us.. was the highlight of the program for me so far.. it is hard wok.. but amazed how I managed.. think positively.. you will be great! Good luck x

  • Hope you enjoy.. that should have read :)

  • I  agree. It was hard but I felt euphoric. 

  • Definitely agree that the week 4 to 5 leap seems the biggest- probably because of the 20 minute run. It really does all fall into place though, as long as you don't run too fast, stick to rest days and follow the plan. Good luck- you'll be fine!

  • I thought week 4 was the hardest!

    You nearly doubled your running time from week 3 so just put run 3 down to an 'off' day.

    Week 5 looks scary but just take each run as it comes. Breathe, slow down if and when you need to, and keep positive! 

    Good luck :)

  • Week 5 is a turning point, but you have been prepared for it! Trust the programme and yourself - just slow and steady!

  • I have just finished W5 today, yes it was tough but the programe prepared your body for it, you just must control your head, take it slow and steady and you will complete it.

    Week 5, best week yet !

  • As the others say, trust the programme. slow and steady. Do not let the pesky mind gremlins into your head:)

    You can and will do this!!!!

  • I'm at the same stage as you, W5 to start on Sunday for me. 

    We can do it. Looks scary but soon it'll be week 9 and we get to graduate!!! 

  • This is all part of your running story. It's all learning to run learning to get mental strength and physical strength. You are doing this. You are achieving it. You are succeeding. X

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