Week 6 run 3 complete : Wow - I cannot believe... - Couch to 5K

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Week 6 run 3 complete

kinjaldave profile image
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Wow - I cannot believe that I ran for full 25 mins today evening. This was unimaginable for me just 6 weeks ago.  Listening to Laura's comment on going at a steady pace helped a lot. Running at a slow pace means I can enjoy the views rather than having to focus on catching my breath. As Laura concluded in today's run - I am a runner now. 


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barmybint profile image

Bravo! It's such a feeling of accomplishment when you get there isn't it. I'm just about to start week 8 and still can't quite believe it when I look back to how much of a struggle the early weeks were.  Good luck for week 7, you'll smash it 😃

hilbean profile image

Such a lovely, lovely feeling.  Well done :D

Nomoreexcuses profile image

Well done.  I'm planning on doing that one this Thursday and am slightly apprehensive. Will need to remember that if I could do 20 mins last week I can do 25 now. 

Oldfloss profile image
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Nomoreexcuses

..and you can do it! :)

Oldfloss profile image

I think he's got it!!!!

Slow, steady, enjoy the journey...that is, certainly, for a whole load of us, what it is all about,

Okay, proper runner.... onwards and upwards :)

builtforcomfort profile image

Congratulations, you are now a runner! I have my 25 minute run tonight and feeling a bit nervous about it.  I know that is stupid because I ran for 33 mins at park run at the weekend  so I know I am capable of it, but feeling physically a bit rubbish this week so think I might struggle a bit.  Just need to keep the faith and keep on running.

kinjaldave profile image
kinjaldaveGraduate in reply to builtforcomfort

Absolutely - you can do it! 

Smallprogress profile image

I've got my w6r3 on Friday and don't feel confident about it. Reading the comments on here does help me to stay more positive and give me a boost. Well done for your achievement!

kinjaldave profile image
kinjaldaveGraduate in reply to Smallprogress

Good luck for your run 3 - I am sure it will be fine! 

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justkeepgoingGraduate in reply to Smallprogress

Was a tough run for me this one but I was bone tired before I even started.  I felt v disheartened.  BUT yetsrday was W7R1, 25 mins, and it was great, so just remember some runs are tougher than others.  I am beginning to realise that's just how it is.  Hope it goes OK for you :-)

fussybird profile image

I have downloaded the podcast, now need to get out there and get started. I am inspired by your post, to think in a few weeks I could be a runner too. 

Well done, keep it up :-)

kinjaldave profile image
kinjaldaveGraduate in reply to fussybird

Good luck - it is a journey worth running :) 

agedsnailspace profile image

Well done!  There is no doubt - you are a runner and less than 10 runs now to graduation...

Take a minute or two to enjoy the achievement and if ever you doubt what you can do, look back and relish how far you have come.  :)

Well done :)

justkeepgoing profile image

Yay for you!! Amazing stuff :-).  I'm wondering if I have a slightly difference C25K programme? My W6R3 was 22 minutes non stop you see, not 25 mins.  I hated it!  I did it after a night of zero sleep and was dead on my feet.  I was gutted at how hard I found it.  HOWEVER, yesterday was W7R1, which is 25 mins on my version and I LOVED it!  Thank the lord! Boy did I need a positive run.  Still can't believe I ran for 25 minutes :-) :-) :-).  Keep on running everyone x

kinjaldave profile image
kinjaldaveGraduate in reply to justkeepgoing

Thanks - I have felt the impact of running after a sleepless night! It happened to me a couple of weeks back travelling to Asia on a business trip and landed sleepless after a 12 hour flight. Still went for a run after checking in the hotel and found myself struggling even for a slow jog on the treadmill. Decided not to run after a sleepless night.

justkeepgoing profile image

What do you class as a slow pace btw?  I've been wondering about this.  I ran the 25 minutes and enjoyed it but I covered 2 miles, so not as far as they suggest.  I'm not worried about this so much (cos I ran 2 miles!!) but I am interested

kinjaldave profile image
kinjaldaveGraduate in reply to justkeepgoing

Slow pace for me is what Laura describes as being able to hold a conversation while running. I try to run at a pace where I dont have to worry about catching my breath and it just feels comfortable. I guess this is fine as the goal is to really be able to build the stamina to run for 30 mins. I can work on speed later after the graduation. 

poppypug profile image

Yah- ooooo !

Well done , yes you are a RUNNER , you better believe it :-)

All straight runs now to Graduation .

Youre doing great, keep going ! :-) xxx

Smallprogress profile image

Yes I did it, the w6r3. I can't believe I ran for 25mins.

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