W8R3 I can do it!

On Monday I had a great run, but I couldn't say the same about Wednesday's and today's, I am back to the usual 20 minutes of hell after the first 8 minutes of "I think I can manage". But I can see the end of the programme in the horizon and I couldn't be more excited! I already downloaded the C25K+ podcasts to continue my journey, I might be able to run for 30 minutes, but I am far from running 5K. Today, as it was the last run of week 8 and by the end of it I wasn't feeling extremely exhausted I decided to keep running for an extra 2 minutes and finally hit 30. It felt great, but by the end I had done 3.7K so, still a lot to work on!


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  • Don't be in a hurry! Keep going nice and steady. You'll be fine if you take care. C25k + podcasts are great! Run them til you have them off pat. They are a bit strange but they do challenge your legs as they are all speeds and tempo's. Fun though.

  • Yes you will do it. You're nearly there. Don't worry about the 5K as most people don't get to 5K at the end of the programme. It'll give you a good goal after you graduate 😊

  • Well done you are nearly there - so exciting isn't it? From what I have read on here, the majority graduate at under 5k in 30 minutes. But "couch to somewhere between 3.5-5k" isn't so catchy! Just concentrate on running for 30 minutes and you will find that each time you will increase your distance. Good luck! 😁

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