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Wk4 run 3 in the bag! Dreading wk5๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

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Just completed run 3, which I have to say was the best run this wk๐Ÿ˜Š. I am dreading wk5 especially run 3 ๐Ÿ˜ฐ. I don't listen to music when I run, not sure how to get it working on my phone tbh lol, would it help with running for that long?

I have taken plenty of tips off here so thanks ๐Ÿ™ guys

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Music has been made better since they redesigned the app. It was rubbish before. I find it can take my mind off the running. I use the canal to run down, so worth remembering not to have it too loud so you can hear cycles and the such. Also I always try to say hello to other users so it's nice to hear them ๐Ÿ˜บ

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Thanks ๐Ÿ˜Š. I'm using c25k with jo Wiley and Sarah Millican on. The music played the first wk, I haven't heard it since๐Ÿค”. Is there a better app I could move to?


That's the one I use. The origional version of it you played the music from inside the app. But the newer version (the one with all the circles and the trophy at the bottom) you start the music first then go into the app. Much better and easier to use. It's a brilliant app and jo Wiley is very helpful ๐Ÿ˜บ

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Sorry to be a pain. Where is the music, I have looked through the app numerous times. I'm feeling a total numpty now ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Jo is my guide through this too ๐Ÿ™‚


Not being a pain ๐Ÿ˜บ Start the music in your normal music player on your phone. Then start the C25k app and it will continue playing ๐Ÿ˜บ


Hi SandieB67. I've got Jo Wiley as well as the smoothfm radio station,just search radio stns and take your pick. Best of luck.


Thanks, I'll give it a go next run out. I will conquer this phone...along with running ๐Ÿ˜


Your ready for W5, the last 4 weeks have made sure of that! Try not to look too far in advance as it can be off putting.

For me W5R3 was the point when I actually believed I would complete this programme and tonight's run is W6R3, but I'm ready for it.

Don't fear the runs, embrace and enjoy them, after all the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

Onwards and upwards

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Thanks for the encouragement, duly noted and taken on board ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿƒ. Must be lovely running beside a canal. I'm running round a playing field... worried about my knees lol


When I was four years old and just having started school - as we used to be at that age back in the days when Dinosaurs ruled the earth - I was quite pleased with the new found skill I was acquiring.

I was learning my numbers! And I just loved how the number '4' could be written two different ways especially !!! What a new world I was exploring! :)

Then one afternoon I got a glimpse of the math 'problems' the class two years ahead were working on. Oh man! - THAT LOOKS HARD!!!!...I'll never be able to do THOSE sums!!!!

And I ended up defeating myself in the field of Maths before I had even really begun...gave up on learning and progressing because of that oldest and most profound fear of all mankind.

Fear of what is to come without even knowing what it entails.

Remember 'Don't run before you can walk" ? :)

Well - don't be going and not being able to run W5 before....well, actually running W5 :)

Yes - like a heck of a lot of us it may take a few practice runs etc, but that is all part of the process. You are physically capable of it never fear, if you got this far that is a given. Mentally - well, don't fall into the trap I did with trying to equate my skill and recall of how to write the number '4' with the Senior Infants class doing subtraction, multiplication and division etc ;)

So - you know how to go out the front door, about 'slow and steady' and 'pace' and all the rest of it. Now you are ready to learn how to run W5 :)

Onward and upward! :)


That's helped a great deal, thanks John ๐Ÿ™‚, I was getting ahead of myself. Back to concentrating on the next run and wk5. I've got this far ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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