W5 R3.... Tips & guidance

so, ran R2 this morning, round the local cemetery, I know but its quiet, no traffic and the amount of wildlife you see at 6.30am is amazing, anyway I got sidelined there..... The BIG one is coming up in a couple of days. I'm feeling confident and kinda looking forward to it. So anyone got any tips? Guidance? With the heat that's due this week, it'll be another early morning run. Gotta get through 8 hours work after and then a school run and then a 3 kid bedtime since hubs on late shift so not there in evenings this week.... Anyone got tips to make it through a full day after the 20mins push?

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  • The tip is the same as always - take it nice and slow and steady. If you are struggling, then slow down some more!

    You don't need any tips to get through the rest of the day - you will be floating on air!

  • You've got this far by following Laura's instructions so you're ready for it.

    Take it easy, it's just another run in the journey towards your Graduation and you're over half way there already. Enjoy it and then come back and tell us how it went.

  • Take it easy and don't focus on 'this is THE day I graduate' - take it like any other day and keep the pressure off. :) If it is the day - it will feel even better as you run much more relaxed than with the 'must do or die today' attitude, if you don't - no biggie, like a lot of us there is always another day to run :)

    Best wishes in any event :)

  • 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!

    Getting through a day of work afterwards though is another matter! I'm a late evening runner myself so can't help at all - I salute you morning runners!

  • Thanks melly4012, am considering doing this one in the evening to be honest, so if truely pooped I can just go to bed, will have to wait till well after 6 till the expected heat drops. Also can celebrate with foooood. 🍔😀

  • Just done W5R3 tonight. Felt fantastic to do the full 20 minutes. I've only been following the programme and it really seems to work. Plus all the wonderful support on here!! Go for it - you can do it.

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