W5 R2 I don’t know how I survived

Up until now the runs of every week are the same but I had a nasty shock when I was told I should run for 8 minutes. 8 MINUTES?!!! There’s got to be a mistake....thought I’d clicked on the wrong run button, but no, I was going to have to run for 8 minutes not once, but twice 😳 surprisingly the first 8 were ok, however, the second were far from that! Not massively enjoyable and a snail would’ve been far quicker, but I managed it. The sweat on me when I got back was unreal 😂 for the first time I can’t say I’m looking forward to the next run but hopefully it’ll be a little easier.

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  • Well done. I’m planning to do that run tomorrow. Seems to be steep increases here on in.

  • Thank you Dave. I should’ve thought about that seeing as there’s only 4 weeks left and we have to get from 5 to 30 minutes. Good luck tomorrow 👍🏻

  • Sounds like it was hard work but you got it done , good job!

  • Well done. I just did week 5 r3. For me I just keep asking myself " Could I have done this a few weeks ago?" My answer is always no so I know I am improving.

    Good Luck

  • Thank you!

  • Well done.

    So you ran for sixteen minutes with five minutes of brisk walking......that is 21 minutes of moving, that you could not have done a few weeks ago.

    Look forward and relish the challenge with a positive attitude.

    you are doing great.

  • Well done you. Massive congratulations for completing both.

    You survived because the program has until now been building you up to be able to cope with the longer runs you'll now move on to. Slow and steady is key and if you're sweaty that's good; shows you're working hard.

    Good luck with the next run :0)

  • Haha I’ll remember that next time I looked like a drowned rat! Thank you

  • I did that run yesterday and I still can’t believe I can do anything at all! 20 mins tomorrow which is insane!

  • 20 minutes?! I’d only just got my head around 16!! 😂

  • shhh

  • Slow and steady does it. Enjoy and keep up be good work. Good luck x

  • Thanks Debbie x

  • Well done, I did this one earlier today, same as you just went slow and it was achievable Friday R3 will b a challenge but determined to get there good luck when you do yours 👍😀

  • Thank you, good luck on Friday too. Let me know how you find it 😁

  • Will do 😊

  • Snails rock!

    You did brilliantly.. and slow and steady you will be ready for the next run.... just believe it !

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