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Week3 don't stop me now!!!

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Just completed week 3 run1 and i have to say, it was a bit short! Don't get me wrong, 3 minutes was tough although i think i may have paced myself too slow as i didn't cover my usual distance and seemed to be going very slow with not too much huffin amd puffin! But i ran the two sets of 3 mins... did anyone else find this run shorter than others previously completed?!

On the plus side, running slower meant i could see two woodpeckers by the trees near the river. They spurred me on a little! Looking forward to my next run where i will be sure to put a little more speed into my jog!

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Just finished my week 3 run 1 earlier today, and it felt a bit shorter to me too. I think maybe because the run-walk ratio is quite a bit different, time seems to go faster.

I am due to complete week 3 run 1 tomorrow and find it comforting that people dont find it too hard!! Im dreading jumping from 90 seconds to 3 mins!

in reply to Sammuir87

I was the same to be honest, 90 seconds seems like a lot less, but it's only an extra minute and a half, and the rests are much longer. I wouldn't call it easy but it was definitely fun, and I could have kept going for a bit at the end if I'd wanted.

Best of luck!

I just took it steady and paced myself. I think it is the best way to attack it and then just go from there. Good Luck xx


Week 3 runs are the shortest duration of the plan.

Enjoy it.

Enjoy it as in it's all uphill from here?!?!

Yes I found exactly the same, it must been the run - walk ratio. Well done, you will be hooked now! Don't worry about speed, I'm still sticking to my 'Jalk' pace!

Jalk!!! I love that term mind if i borrow it?!

in reply to Runningbunny

Go for it πŸ˜€ It's a rather accurate description in my case!

Definately mine too! But better than sitting on sofaπŸ˜‰

in reply to Runningbunny

Definetly Runningbunny! Slow, maybe, but there will be no stopping us!

in reply to Charlottefc87

Me too... slower than the slugs on the cycle path but it is doable. I'm in no hurry!!

Ha! Jalk pace - like it.... We must be doing the same speed :)


I found week 3 run 1 the easiest (and most fun) so far although last week the thought of running 3 mins in one go brought me out in a cold sweat. Roll on week 3, run 2 :-)

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