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Week 5 and dreading it!

Completed the first run yesterday morning, it was freezing and I really struggled. I know I'm going to have to dig deep this week and be really positive if I'm going to suceed but I'm still dreading run two and three!

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Just focus on how good you will feel when you have completed the runs. Most people approach week 5 thinking 'but I'll never, manage that' but they do it. I followed the advice from others on the forum to take it slow and steady and just keep going. It worked and week 5 run 3 was one of my favourites.

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You can do this... run and keep warm.. very brisk warm up walks and then slow and steady.. have you got a buff to pull up around your neck and throat? Essential for keeping out draughts and raindrops :)

One step in front of the other...:)

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Oh don't dread them PLEASE! 😊 You'll be fine. Brisk warm up walk first and then off you go. you soon warm up

I do a warm,up in the house first, so I am smokin hot by the time I hit the street

Positive, dig deep. Good words 😊 Keep the faith! 😆

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Thanks everyone for your encouraging words, planning on second run tomorrow and will need to run to keep warm! I'll let you all know how I get on. 😊

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Week 5 run 3 completed - hurrah !!! Feeling great - can't wait for week 6! We can do it!

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Just starting week 5. Eek! Well done you!

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If I can do it you can too - just listen to Laura and watch your pace! Go for it!! 🏃‍♀️

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Starting week 5 tonight. Terrified!

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Hope you succeeded, it's not that bad really, just pace yourself especially on run 3 and you'll surprise yourself and do it!

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Thanks a million. Got through it ok! The third five minute run was the easiest!

Bring on week 5, run 2!

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I felt exactly the same when I started this week. Today I did wk 5 run 3. I was worried beforehand but I did it - and you will too!!

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Hi JoMills0612, that was a few weeks ago, now starting week 8 and really loving it again after a few weeks hard work. I feel I'm on the home straight and planning a Park Run for my week 9 run 3 run so have something to aim for!! Good Luck with the rest of week 5!

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I realised that when I scrolled down! Doh! Good for you :) I've found some weeks better than others and was literally dreading running for 20 mins! That sounds great - I'd like to see how far I am from 5k and park run is perfect - I think my week 9 is Christmas week :)

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