Thank you

Just finished W5 run 3. Definitely a case of mind over matter. Around the 9min marker I was thinking "I could justwalk now." Then I thought about you guys and what reason I'd give as to why I walked and I decided I couldn't find a reason to stop running, so I'd better carry on!I know none of you would've condemned me if I'd walked for a while but having this forum gives me a semblance of accountability. Without you guys cheering me on I'd have walked. So thank youDave55, Jancanrun, Oldfloss and everyone else (too many to mention) for posting on here and getting in my head!


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  • Well done you, we knew you could do it. And I know what you mean about accountability. Take us all in your head next time in Week 6 and let us know how we enjoyed your run. Go kittentamer, you're close to becoming the lion tamer...

  • YEP! - 1) check the legs .... ache is fine, hurt isn't If they are OK (and they usually are) > 2) are you breathing ok ... a bit breathless is OK, wheezing and struggling isn't. If breathing's OK (and it usually is at our level) > 3) CARRY ON ... time for brain training!

  • Yaaay! Well done! Bet it felt good afterwards!

  • I'm miles behind you but this lot & what they were going to read were what kept me going....I wanted to make them smile!!!!!

  • Well done. I think we all dread W5R3 but you're right, telling yourself you can do it and being motivated by people on this forum really does help. I think it's still early days getting the pace right (a bit of trial and error) but you seem to be doing really well. Good luck for week 6.

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