Been over run with grandson, son and daughter-in-law so could not even update that I have done W6R2 on Wednesday which again I found quite tough.......but tomorrow is R3 and I am terrified of failing. It my legs have been really achy the last few days and I don't know if I will manage or even how....any tips on how to run for 25 mins...arrrgghhh make me nervous at just the thought of it....will be greatly welcome.

ps who is the Laura app I keep hearing about, could do with a change :D


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  • Laura is the voice on the Nhs podcasts. Thoroughly recommend them. She has bullied nagged supported and encouraged me.

    You will be fine for the run I'm sure but if you are still feeling achey tomorrow why not take another rest dat?

  • You ran for 20 mins last week right? Well you are ready for 25 now - don't worry about it or get worked up. Believe in the plan and believe in yourself. Start off steady - you can do it! :-)


    Here's where you'll find the podcasts. You can download them to your phone from here. If you're feeling really achey, why not take an extra rest day just to give your muscles a chance to settle? But you are ready and you can do it. Remember, keep it slow :)

    Sorry HilaryC Just realised I pretty much plagiarised your entire reply !!

  • Good luck - I am running that Sunday so let me know how you get on...... :-) Laura is on Couch to 5k podcasts and I don't think I could have done this without her ....try her - she is great!!

  • Best advice I can give you based on my own experience is that you REALLY have to remember to 'SLOW DOWN and then SLOW DOWN SOME MORE' It is the hardest darn thing to get one's head around but it is the ONLY way I have made it through several genuinely tough runs on my journey.

  • Yes you can do it ! Break it down into smaller chunks in your head if it helps. 2 x 2.5 mins !

    Just keep doing what you've been doing, its got you this far although if you are really aching , why not take an extra rest day ? Up to you though, of course :-)

    Slow, steady, believe................. xxx

  • The programme has prepared you for the next run, don't worry! A lot of people find it good to leave the intervals behind as the walking can sometimes break your stride and pace. You can do it! Go slow, keep doing what you've been doing and you'll be fine!

    Laura is on the NHS C25k podcasts. Most people don't like the music but the tempo, etc, is set up right and Laura is very encouraging!

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