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W6D1 confusion


Good afternoon everyone, hope you're all well.

I'm confused and hoping someone can un-confuse me please...I've just completed W6D1 and found it harder, somehow, than W5D3. This is despite the fact that there were walk breaks today but none on W5D3.

I completed it, don't get me wrong, but it was just more difficult. Had anybody else found this and if so, might you have any idea why? Thanks.

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I remember being royally PO'd about week 6. Those darned interruptions in running really threw me off my game :) However - like the rest of the programme we gain even though sometimes with pain :) For whatever reason the breaks are there and it is all part of the process. Every darn day of every darn week felt 'harder' to me anyway so you are definitely not alone in thinking this was. However - even though I repeated a lot of runs ( and probably should have a few more) I made it just like the others - the programme is a miracle really :)

Just continue to take it slow and steady and pretty soon we will be seeing that 'Graduate' beside your name :)


We always build up for the 3rd run; hence it becomes manageable. The thought of a new week is stressful already. It also depends on your rest days, were they longer, have you been doing a lot in between. It doesn't have to be physical, mental tiredness has an impact too. You did, that's all matter. Look forward to your next run.

ljwaGraduate in reply to AJ46

Thanks. I didn't take a rest day in between, and I did it at a different time of day to usual so perhaps those factors did have an impact.

GoogleMeGraduate in reply to ljwa

Er, yes. Your first 20 minute run and you don't think it is worth giving your body time to recover?


Yep... pretty much everyone:) All about disciplines of running and you did do it.... :)

Go you!


Over confidence after the resounding success of W5R3, maybe..........very common and we often warn those who have just finished W5.


W6 was hard work, but no more than the previous weeks, I think it's going from a continuous run back to walking breaks that throws you mentally rather than physically.

But you did it, that's the main thing.

Onwards and upwards


Thanks everyone for your responses. It's really helpful to know that I'm not the only one to have felt like this. I really appreciate your help and your kind words.


So many post saying this very thing - you're not alone!

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