Feeling apprehensive!

I am going to do week 5 run 3 tomorrow and am very apprehensive as it seems such a massive leap having only just done my first 8 minute run yesterday! Still they must know what they are doing right??? My plan is to go slow and steady and try not to count the minutes. I do all the runs with my miniature poodle who is sailing through it, although this does mean that a good run is often interrupted when nature calls!!! πŸ˜‚

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  • Slow and steady is the way to do it, forget the minutes and just enjoy the run. Think about other things, make up rhymes in your head, give yourself little goals... the next tree, the next lamp-post.. Good for the little four legged friend too :)

    You are ready for this, listen to Laura and just enjoy x

  • Don't worry. Keep going slow but sure. The programme will deliver. As will you 😊

  • It's all been said. Switch off from the fact that you're running if you can, and if you can't then split it into sections. It's really not as tough as you fear - the programme is really well designed and believe me, you will rock this. Enjoy jumping up and down punching the air when you finish the 20 minutes - it's the best bit of the run as far as I remember :)

  • Thank you πŸ˜€

  • Go for it! I felt just like you, but amazingly I made it. This run made me change how I thought about my running, I never believed I could run fir that long, it was a great confidence boost. Let us know how you get on.

  • I survived this run today! It helped me to see each time slot as a success so hit 5 mins, 8 mins and then 10 and allowed myself a little smile to think that was the furthest I'd ever ran. Knowing that I was over half way to the 20 mins then kept me going. Good Luck tomorrow.

  • Brilliant well done.

  • Good luck to you and mini tomorrow :-)

  • That run is a defining moment! For me it was the time I realised I was becoming a runner and that 5k was someday going to be possible for me. Go for it, but go slow!

  • Hi I've just got back and I can't believe I did it!!!! A snail with a limp could have passed me but I feel great!! Thank you so much for all your encouragement. I can really feel the improvement now.

  • Yay! Congratulations on making it. I also snailed around at that point (some would say I still do, but I am much faster now), so don't worry about speed. It will come.

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