i did it!

I just finished run 3 of week 5! I was so nervous that I put it off until the evening instead of the morning - but it was fine! I was actually pretty sad to stop!

Anyway, I've mainly just lurked here for a while and not said anything, but I had to find somewhere to crow about getting past that hurdle. And to ask - is it a bad idea to keep running after the end of your allotted time? I always end feeling I'd like to do more, but I worry about overdoing it by accident...


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  • Well done! You are doing fantastically! I'm s few runs behind you and it's motivating and reassuring to hear 5,3 is achievable!!!!

  • i found week one so hard that i didn't believe i'd get this far, at all - it's definitely turned out easier than i thought! good luck!

  • Thanks. Stuck on 5.1 as have hurt my calf so taking extra rest days  and hoping I can get out again soon ! Struggled with 5.1 on Friday so want to repeat when I can before moving on. 

  • it's not the same with everyone but i struggled with 5.1 too -  i found it harder than 5.3. i moved on to 5.2 anyway and found it weirdly easier.

  • Oh that's really interesting. I wondered about moving on as I did technically do 5-1 though the last 5 mins was painful and so so slow I wouldn't call it even a slow jog. Looking back, I had strained my calf muscle then though it only really got painfully yesterday. Enforced extra rest days for now!

  • Well done for finishing week 5, I would stick to the programme it's well tested, you risk injury by running further . You will have pleanty of time to do more miles when you graduate.

  • damn. i was hoping no-one would give me sensible advice. ah well....

  • Loads of sensible advice here...but it is worth taking..many a slip etc etc... you go for it, but go slow and steady.. you are doing fine :)

  • Well done and I am afraid I am another one suggesting you hold back for now and just do the programme. So many people have ended up on the IC for doing too much too fast. It is so tempting to do but wait and build your runner's legs first.

  • Oh it is so easy to want to get carried away by the tide but I would just stick to the programme.  Once you have graduated you will have the freedom to choose where you want take it all - maintain it, go faster, go further.  But for now, trust that our beloved Laura will get you to that place in fine fettle ;)  

    Well done on cracking that dreaded run though and bask in the glory! :D

    Happy running!

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