W5R3 went so well!

I was pretty trepidatious about this run. I did C25K last year and by the end of the 20 mins was hyperventilating and had to be talked down by my other half.

So it was sort of an odd decision to do the run today when I've got a cold and was seriously struggling to breathe just sitting on the couch. I figured if I found it too problematic I could always stop and wait for the cold to go away. But it went amazingly! My nose cleared spontaneously almost as soon as I started running, I made sure to take it slow and steady and after 5 minutes I was pretty sure I'd be fine. By the end of the 20 minutes, rather than feeling half dead I actually sped up and finished faster than I'd started with a huge grin.

I'm hoping this bodes well for Week 6.


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  • A big well done to you. This is the turning point in the programme and you smashed it πŸ€—

    Week 6 is back to intervals and can feel odd after the continuous run so run very slowly and you'll be fine,

  • Thank you! I've seen a lot of people finding that Week 6 was harder than they expected after Week 5. The first time round I felt like literally nothing could be harder than the 20 minute run, so didn't struggle with the Week 6 intervals, but it might be a bit different after the 20 minutes run went so well!

  • How far did you get in the programme last year?

  • I think I finished Week 8, but then a change of routine meant I lost my usual running time and I sort of fell out of the habit.

  • Very, very well done..keep it slow and steady and just take it gently through next week :)

    You can do this :)

  • Well done. You are doing great.

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