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Week 5, run 3 - in the bag

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 😀

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Well done.

A major milestone.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

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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?

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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.

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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. 🤓

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

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

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

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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

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

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51! You're just a young whippersnapper.

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Well done you 👍. 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 👍😊.

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