Three minutes is such a long time!

After taking about two weeks to complete the three runs of week 2 I have just started week 3. It all started rather well. I can do this, I thought. This 90 seconds lark is a doddle. And then came the three minute run! And it was never-ending. But I plodded on, survived it, and got through the second 90 second run. When it came to the last bit of running and once again it was three minutes, I panicked slightly and started to have visions of myself sprawled on the pavement as I remembered the never-endingness of the previous run. Drum roll folks...I did it! Not with any sort of finesse or elegance, but with my somewhat galumphing gait and yet I got through it. A total of 9 minutes running time which, for me, is one heck of an achievement :-)

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  • Well done. I am sure you have heard it before but slow down as much as possible.

    If you are out of breath, you are going too fast.

  • Woop well done. Bet you feel fantastic. As Dunder says keep it slow, you'll be amazed at what you can do xxx

  • Well done ... each time you push through you are training your brain for the later runs... it is so worth it!!

  • I'm on wk 3 and I can honestly say I have no finesse what's so ever. I have suffered terribly with my legs..thank you to whoever posted link to warm down exercises.

  • Galumphing or Gazelling - it doesn't matter - the important thing indeed the only thing is that you did it - well done. Part of this whole running lark is in the mind - try not to think too much about whether or not it's 3 minutes or five minutes or whatever - and just start to take in your surroundings and enjoy the fact that you are running :)

  • Thanks Runon..I'll keep that in mind tomorrow on last day of week 3

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