Farewell W6

Thus has been an odd week. After the emotion high of W5R3 the start of week 6 seemed a little low key. Of course it's clear its mirroring week 5 with interval runs leading up to a longer single run but still it seemed odd to so quickly step back from the 20 minute run. However, they know what they're doing as come run 3 I found I could indeed run for 25 minutes. I didn't find this quite as emotional as W5R3, probably because going from never running beyond 8 minutes to running 20 minutes is more of a leap but still I am somewhat stunned I did it. To think it's only been a few weeks since I was terrified of the prospect of 5 minutes of running. So on to week 7, no more intervals, and no more variation within weeks. This suddenly seems rather odd.


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  • Well done... and now..the lovely long runs start. You begin to relax and enjoy the new running legs, letting them move you, as ever, slow and steady, onto you happy pace:)

  • Odd but lovely. I am in week 8 and LOVING longer runs with no walking breaks. If you'd have told me in week 1-3 that I would feel like this I would have fell down laughing!

    Well done on your 25 min run! Brilliant.

  • Well done.

    W6R1 has you moving between warm up and cool down for longer than any previous session. Look at the total moving time, not just running. You didn't move from running for eight minutes to twenty, you moved from sixteen minutes with a five minute walk, total twenty one minutes.

    Don't question it, just run.

  • Oh I've absolutely bought into the programme and will do whatever tehy say as so far it has worked beautifully. Today I did the first run of week 7, and so now I've rub for 25 minutes twice. I do find the use of intervals to get us to the long runs interesting and as you say the build up is both in time of each running section, recovery time and total time of the session. Tells me this was planned out by people who understand what they're doing.

  • That's run freaked me too ! And then week 6 I was already dreading ! And a nice surprise ! Well done and keep going !!

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