W4R1 - Attempt 2

So after missing out on W4R1 on Monday by less than a minute, I tried it again today. I slowed down some more and managed to get through so am VERY happy. Not easy, but I did it :-)

davidhwynn Thank you for your message earlier. I glanced down and saw the email notification when I was half-way through the final run. Perfect timing.

I'm planning to do W4R2 on Friday, then next week might be a bit sporadic and we're away for a few days over New Year. I'm definitely planning to keep up the running over the holiday, but I may repeat, and consolidate, the W4 runs and then start W5 once we're back into the normal routine after Christmas and New Year. All my running so far has been on the treadmill, so I do plan to try an outside run over the holiday.

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  • Well done for getting through it. Think everyone's routine is disrupted. Difficult planning runs in between the mince pies and relative visiting duties. Not too bad for me. more and more people seem to be having less holiday over xmas squeezing into shorter timeframes.

    Good your planning to run outside, let us all know how you get on.

    Have a good Christmas !

  • Thank you. Yes, I think I;m just going to be realistic over the holiday and fit in what I can when I can.

  • Brilliant. Well done Sarah. There is no hurry and taking your time just extends the joy of going through this programme 😊

  • Thank you :-)

  • Well done Sarah, I knew you would do it!

    Enjoy Christmas and fit the running in when you can 😃👍🏼

  • Thank you :-)

  • Great stuff. Half way through your next run you'll be half way through C25k. I think. (Check my maths someone!)

  • Thank you - halfway - how exciting :-)

    The maths works, although not if you count the repeated runs - lol!!

  • Well done - you did better than I did today with W4R2! It was definitely a case of W2R2 -1 / David 0. Just like you the first time round I couldn't finish that second 5 minute run. I've also decided that I'm going to carry on doing some running of some sort over the holiday period and then regroup but I think I will have to restart with W4 as soon as I can in the New Year. Still determined, but a bit fed up with myself today. Happy holidays!

  • Sorry, meant W4R2 - 1 / David - 0!!!

  • Thank you. Don't be too hard on yourself, you only just missed it. It really feels like quite a big step up from W3 to me, definitely not easy.

    I shall play it by ear over the holidays and see what sort of running I manage, but I may well re-do W4 straight into the New Year.

    Enjoy the break......and the red wine :-)

  • Fantastic Sarah, you nailed it! Nothing wrong with repeating anything (ask me how I know) ;) You've cracked the slowing down bit. That really is the secret. Slowly does it. Enjoy running outside over the hols and have a fab Christmas :)

  • Thank you. :-)

    The slowing bit was very tricky - the chap on the treadmill next to me was walking faster than I was running!!

  • Well done Sarah! On you go.

  • Thank you :-)

  • Well done - knew you'd get there! :)

    I would definitely recommend some outdoor running - not sure I would have got as far as week 7 without it!!! Even in the dark, it still adds variety, and you can sat to yourself...just to the next lamp post/car/corner etc!!

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