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Week 5 run 1 tomorrow

loisamelia
loisameliaGraduate

So, I got through week 4 but now I have week 5 and having looked ahead to run 3 I am frankly terrified! I can't see myself running for 20 minutes with no walking but everyone says trust the programme so I guess I'm going to have to. We'll see...

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oldestnewest

Look into my 👀- trust the program 😉. It's hard not to, but try not to look forward. Go with what the program asks...you can do it 😘

CentralPark
CentralParkGraduate

Hey they're all right....from someone who started and could only manage 40 seconds 9 months later I can now run for about and hour (8ks in the real Central Park!) so believe in yourself and believe in the programme.....and magic will happen :) x

loisamelia
loisameliaGraduate

Thanks both of you. I am going to give it my best shot, that's all I can do lol! Really not feeling like going tomorrow as been in London all weekend and did soooo much walking I'm proper exhausted. But I can't not go out can I ;)

RunningGeek
RunningGeekGraduate

One run at a time and trust Laura. She really does know what she is talking about although we all doubt at times 😀 Look forward to hearing how fab you feel at the end of W5 👟🏃👟🏃

loisamelia
loisameliaGraduate in reply to RunningGeek

I'm hoping fab is how I'll feel!

RunningGeek
RunningGeekGraduate in reply to loisamelia

You will have a grin splitting your face from ear to ear 😁

Simmypie
SimmypieGraduate

Look back at your own post from week 4 run 1 and you'll feel more confident :-)

Most of us stressed out about run 3 but somehow managed to do it.

loisamelia
loisameliaGraduate in reply to Simmypie

I know. Most of it is psychological I'm sure. I'm running fine but I'm thinking to myself I can't make it to the end....got to stop that! Every next stage looks a bit more scary too.

Simmypie
SimmypieGraduate

You've gone from running for 60 seconds to 5 minutes this week. Every week is a great accomplishment. If you are feeling tired then don't force yourself to go running, you could always run the day after when you will feel more refreshed.

loisamelia
loisameliaGraduate in reply to Simmypie

I have to admit I didn't go this morning but don't tell anyone ;) I overslept! I'm going to go for it tomorrow though

Joy57
Joy57Graduate

You can do it! I felt just the same and the programme has worked for me

Joy57
Joy57Graduate

You can do it! I felt just the same and the programme has worked for me

PFielding
PFieldingGraduate

You and me both W5 run 1 on Tuesday. This time next week I should have done all 3 runs. I can't believe I will have moved from 5 mins to 20 in a week.

Don't worry loisamelia,

You will be ready, just have confidence in the plan and remember to take it slowly. Its a great week, you can do it.😊

Mental note glasses, glasses! I managed to click on the wrong run, should have done w4 r3 but found myself doing w5 r1, just kept going it was surprisingly good. Today will do w5 r1 again and carry on with the programme, getting hooked!

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate

Come on Lois. You are a runner now. You can do this 👍

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate

Oh I know Jadrel! I lost a pair of specs on a run. I had parked them on top of my head 😊

Hidden
Hidden

I too didn't feel I would ever be able to that but I trusted with the programme and am now on W7 R2 completed this morning. That's 25 mins of non stop running(well jogging really) but it does count as running, I think! Didn't think I would ever be able to run more than the 60 seconds of W1 at my age of 52!!, so trust with the programme and you will progress as we all have been there. Look forward to hearing all about it in future posts

loisamelia
loisameliaGraduate in reply to Hidden

Thats brilliant Jane, well done! :)

Hidden
Hidden in reply to loisamelia

Thanks, that will be you in a few weeks 😀😀

Some of us are closer to 60!

loisamelia
loisameliaGraduate

Well I did the first run this morning and it went really well. Thanks so much for all the encouragement. I can't exactly say I'm looking forward to the next two though but I will do it!!!

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