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W5 R3 - in the bag!!! Hurrah!!

Very pleased with myself that managed to run for 20 minutes - even in the pouring rain!!

Mr Kohli said it was more about attitude as the program had built you up to be able to run for 20 minutes. Wasn't sure I believed him but thought - right let's give it a go. Set off and when Mr Kohli started speaking thought I must have run for at least 10 mins - but no it was only 5!!!! 15 more minutes to go - Gaaaah!

So slowed down and kept going. And I did it!!!

I've never run before and am amazed at how much I enjoy it and actually want to go out - even in the rain!! I am becoming evangelical at telling my friends and encouraging them to try it as well.

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Amazing. Well done 👍

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Thank you 😊

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Whoopee 🎉🎉🎉 well done 👍🏻

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Oh my gosh 20 minutes non stop? Already?? I did W5R1 yesterday and was very happy with that, but didn't realise what I have coming at the weekend!! I'll be over the moon if I manage that one. Have never run before either and am really enjoying it too!

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I know- it was a shock for me too. But I'd looked ahead so knew it was coming. R2 is 2*8 minutes.

But - as everyone on here says- trust the programme and go slow. I am amazed that I can do it - and that I enjoy it. And my friends are as amazed as I am!! You'll do it and you'll feel fab afterwards.

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28 minutes?! I need a lie down just thinking about that. Going out later for W5R2....slightly nervous now!

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Hi - 2 runs of 8 minutes - you'll be fine. And its a nice day for it. It was chucking it down when I went out.

Good luck with it. Post how you get on.

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It was good! This afternoon heading out on R3 and am actually looking forward to it now!

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Actually I think I was so relieved that it was 2x8 minutes and not 28 minutes as I had thought that it seemed really easy. Maybe that's the trick, build yourself up to something harder and then it's easy in comparison!

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I really surprised myself by finishing w5 r3 it's not as bad as you think it's going to be. You'll be pleased I was.

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You're right, I'm delighted! Amazing how this plan works!

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Well done you! The way to go...is slow:)

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Well done you, a massive achievement :)

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