3rd time lucky!

I started C25K in June 16 and got to W3R1 before giving up.

I started again in April this year and completed W4R3 before heading off on my jollies and not picking it up again when I got back.

3 weeks ago, I attempted W4R1 and almost died (!) πŸ˜‚ But instead of giving in, I went back to W3R1 and started from there... Surprisingly, I've sailed through since then and tonight completed W5R3 at the first attempt and am loving it! Roll on the last few weeks!

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  • Don't give up Becky you've come so far ( well done ) 😁😁

  • well done, you are definitely on the road to graduation this time! Keep posting for the great support on here.

  • Slow and steady and you will do this:) Just take each week gently.. do not push too hard and know that you are ready for each and very run :)

  • You don't say why you gave up, but maybe it is dedication, rather than luck, that you need.

    Stick with it. There is no shortcut, but the rewards exceed the effort ultimately.

  • I run on a treadmill in our conservatory so during the summer it was far too warm. Tried a few times to run outside but probably went too fast without a speed setting so got disheartened and stopped.

    Wanted to complete so started again this year and pushed through a hard W4 but had an accident whilst on holiday which delayed me starting again after getting back. Last year I definitely didn't want it enough and was very naive but now I'm ready and was so proud completing W5R3 😊. Actually looking forward to the remaining podcasts!

  • I wish you the very best of luck..........and slow down when you get outside.

    Do you have your treadmill set to a gradient to better simulate running outside?

  • Thanks!

    It's just a cheap, basic treadmill so no gradient settings unfortunately.

  • At least you try again. I got to wk4 r2. Due to circumstances (my 16yr old isn't well) I didn't run for nearly 4 wks. But I've just done wk2 r2. So onwards and upwards.

    If I have to stop again for a while I'm just going to start where I left off I think. But we'll see

    😊

  • I think it's definitely worth going back a week or so if you've not run for a while. I'd done W4 in April and had no idea why I couldn't just do it again 🀣 but obviously if you stop altogether you lose fitness and will have to build it up.

    I've found it a lot easier this time by going back a week too. I struggled with W4 in April but it was a lot better this time and W5 I've just completed with a cold! Keep at it, definitely worth it xx

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