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I RAN FOR 3 MINUTES STRAIGHT!

I never thought I'd get to this point!

I'm new here, this is my 3rd time attempting C25K. The last two times (which happened many years ago), I always gave up before week 3 run 1, thinking I'd never be able to do it. Today, I did it, and I'm so proud of myself! I took it really slow, and cheated a bit by strategically choosing my route to avoid Big Scary Hill that is part of the usual route.

One day, Big Scary Hill. One day I will run all the way up you, and not immediately need to walk when I get to the top.

The day I can run up Big Scary Hill is the day I become a CHAMP.

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Big Scary Hill can wait for another day. But it's great that you completed W3R1 today. It's worth choosing routes that aren't too challenging for the time being, while you make good progress.

Well done, and keep running. :-)

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Well done on the 3 minutes. Doesn't it feel like such a huge hurdle :-) I also completed W3R1 yesterday and altered my route to avoid a much smaller, but still definitely uphill path. Like you I decided 3 minutes of running was far more important than taking on a hill at the same time :-)

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Great target.. you will crush that Big Scary Hill..but for now.. slow and steady and pick your routes as much as you like :)

Take it slow and take it steady and we will keep supporting and encouraging... and giving a little shove if need be too :)

Very well done you!

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Too true, I went for a "achievement " of progress run . All to ready to pat myself on my back!

Motto don't choose a new route, don't try and run up a hill for most of the run, run with wind behind you.. run in the morning , not after a frustrating work day but remember to be proud that you made some of the run!

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Well done, you will soon learn that the big scary hill isn't actually that scary.

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In week 2 I managed to run part of Big Scary Hill. It took the full 90 seconds and I nearly had a cardiac arrest at the top, but it is doable!

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The last 4 words in your post is why you will master it, don't forget, every run you do you increase your fitness and stamina, I bet you beat the hill before the end of the program without feeling like you are going to have a cardiac.

Slow and steady, control your breathing and you will do it.

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Big scary hill not an issue at the moment just keep doing what you're doing and you will be fab!!

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Keep going lass you're well on your way to being that champ

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Well done! I spent all of weeks 2, 3 and 4 thinking there was no way I would manage the next week, but somehow I did. There are no big scary hills around where I live and I'm still nervous of gradients, although I must admit that I'm starting to think I could give it a try. Sounds like you'll have them cracked in no time! Keep it up!

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Go for it.

Keep posting and you won't care let us down this time.

Good luck.

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Well done ! πŸ™Œ

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Woohoo! I have a big scary hill nearby ... accidentally ended up trying to run up it instead of it being on a walking section back on week 2 ish ... avoided it since, but will get there! Week three was the big one for me, it was so hard doing those first-ever three minutes but I managed it and that made me think I could really do this, and I made my first post after that too :D

You should be very proud of yourself and I really hope you progress and keep posting!

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Well done!!!

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Well Done! im on W3 R2 at the moment. The 3 minutes running has been ok so far..

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