Week 5, run 3 - in the bag: What a big day today... - Couch to 5K

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Week 5, run 3 - in the bag

Almo2
Almo2
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What a big day today. I completed week 5, run 3, a full 20 minutes and I'm sharing this because up until 5 weeks ago I have never been a runner and I'm now 51. I felt quite daunted but excited at the same time and determined to succeed. I hope this helps others who may feel the same approaching this first, long run πŸ˜€

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Well done.

A major milestone.

Just go nice and slow for W6R1, it is a tricksy little run.

Keep running, keep smiling.

Almo2
Almo2
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you, I'm delighted with myself as the very first 1 minute run nearly killed me lol. I've seen people mention W6R1, is it a bit of a curved ball?

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Almo2

It will be your longest workout to date, but for some reason, because there is a walking interval, people seem to think it will be easy.

Slow and steady.

Week 5 is a real achievement- it looks so daunting but it sounds like you smashed. Take your rest day/s and ease on into week 6. πŸ€“

Almo2
Almo2
in reply to Razouski

Thank you 😊 I do need the rest days for sure but I am looking forward to the next run

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate

Well done. That’s the boogy man vanquished. None of the others will ever seem as scary x

Almo2
Almo2
in reply to FlickM3

Thank you. It was a daunting one to build up to wasn't it but I feel more confident now x

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate
in reply to Almo2

After that, 25 minutes wont seem hard. Just be prepared for the first run in week 6, which sounds easy but needs tackling with respect. Nothing you cant handle though x

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Very, very well done.. Slow and steady and you will be ready for each and every run!!

51! You're just a young whippersnapper.

Well done you πŸ‘. I have just completed the same run today & never thought when I started this that I would be able to progress. I am 53 & never ever been a runner before. It just shows that if you put your mind to something anything is possible. Let's keep on going πŸ‘πŸ˜Š.

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