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Getting anxsty

Its only been a couple of weeks (i'm on w4r3 but the fact that i've not been able to complete 3 runs in a week has left me feeling all anxsty. I have had great advice about extending my week butbi just feel so fed up. What if it really halts my progress? I'm too exhausted when I'm on shift i'm doing, sometimes, in excess of 20000 steps on a shift ☹️

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I would not worry about how long it takes to go through the programme as long as you follow it just do the runs when you feel capable of doing it there is no point going when you are so exhausted you don't enjoy it and it should be fun. Even now if I don't feel capable of running I do go for a walk instead i.e. Yesterday tried-for five but too tired but walked for 7. Hope that helps a bit

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Don't give up.I had to take 4 days break in between week 4 and 5 but I managed to do 2nd run of week 5. Do what you can in a week but do not give up and stick with the plan.Do finish the plan,even if it takes 12 weeks to finish the 9 week run.

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I'd try not to worry about it too much - I've had a few weeks recently where I only got a couple of runs in, and it doesn't seem to cause problems. I did occasionally even have a full week between runs - that wasn't exactly fun, but I did manage to complete the next run even so! Sometimes life just gets in the way; it happens to everyone.

If you're feeling concerned that you'll lose fitness, staying on your current week and just giving it an extra run can help. It's frustrating not to be progressing once you've done three runs, but ultimately it may be for the best. I think I did Week 4 about 8 times in total!

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Don't feel bad and don't give up.... you are walking and working, so run when you can....lots of folk take much longer to get to the end of the programme... :)

As MichaelH070862 says.. a gentle walk or some strength and flex to keep you supple:) You will get there:)

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I feel for you but with your job in between running, I think you'll still keep up the fitness level needed to complete the C25K albeit a bit longer than the 9 weeks.

But who cares? You're doing it for yourself, not anyone else.

Once you've graduated, and what with your job, you'll probably find that some weeks you'll only be able to fit 2 runs in a week but who's counting?

Well done so far 👍

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Take your time..nobody will judge you if u dont do it in 9 weeks. I did week 3 about 6 times because i was either unwell or just too tired..the fact ur running at all is great!!

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