Week 5 run 2 completed

Can't believe I did 2x 8 min runs like most people I couldn't run for 60secs before starting it really is an amazing programme. So now on to run 3 in the next few days which I can't say I am looking forward to, does seem such a huge step to running from 8 to 20 mins. Think this is more mental though and will try and stay positive. Just love being in the outdoors especially the nice weather we are having now it has cooled down a bit. Wish me luck.

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  • Well done!! your one step ahead of me and its nice to hear that you did the 8 mins easily. It does seem a huge step, but i'm sure you'll feel amazing after you've done it, good luck!!

  • Oh it feels great doesn't it :-) Well done - I found the thought of third run really daunting but also a bit liberating and i think you are right - it is testing you mentally - I did whatever I needed to to achieve R3 - sang, repeated my "come on you can do this" mantra, looked around me, thought about all of Laura's tips and also this great forum - keeping my mind busy really helped me and the feeling of achievement is amazing afterwards - Good luck :-)

  • Well done I've got my week 5 run 2 tomorrow so this is encouraging news. Good luck for the 20 run - it's another big step but I'm telling myself that since Laura got us this far she must know what she's doing.

  • Well done Jen76, you're doing amazing. 😀

  • Fantastic run Jen. It's incredible looking back and seeing how far you've come since that first week one 60 seconds of torture isn't it. Week 5, run 3, the hardest thing is the mental bit. You CAN Do it. Laura has prepared you well. Start slow, take it slow and steady and you'll be absolutely fine.

  • Trust in the programme - you can do it🙂👍!

  • Well done on your run!! Because there are 2 runs of 8 minutes in W5R2, run 3 is only 4 minutes extra in total than the previous run. It is a big jump, don't get me wrong, but considering you've already stepped up from running 9 minutes total in week 3 to a total of 16 minutes in week 4, it's very doable!

    Go slow and steady - if you feel like you need to stop just slow down a bit more. Once you hit 10 minutes remember from that point you are counting down, not up. Use any tactics you've learned in the last 5 weeks to keep those gremlins at bay. You can do it!

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