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Week 5 Run 3 COMPLETE!!!

I only went and did it!! I am beside myself with joy!!

I’d originally planned on attempting this run yesterday but plans changed so it was put back to today. I went out with the mindset that I COULD do it, but if for whatever reason I didn’t it would be a practice run and anything over 8 minutes I would be pleased with.

It’s particlarly cold today and once I got moving I think that may have helped. I developed a stitch at about 4 minutes but pushed through with th help of the wonderful voice of Michael Johnson. I was very mindful of my pace and slowed myself down several times, and was surprised that after 10 minutes I actually felt pretty great. I was so elated when I hit 18 minutes that I sped up and really did run 🏃‍♀️.

I usually go out on a trail near home but it has a few steep hills so I ended up on a residential road which is lovely and flat. Passers by must have thought I was mad towards the end... running (what felt like) full pelt with a big smile on my face and tears in my eyes.

Is this what “Runner’s high” feels like? I kind of want to go back out!!

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Well done.

You have now run beyond the "toxic ten" healthunlocked.com/couchto5... which is why you felt so good.

Just be careful with W6R1, it is tougher than it looks.


As always thanks for the advice. I’ll keep this in mind on Wednesday.


Aaaah love these posts. Well done! You're over half way now. The podium is waiting!

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That's brilliant! I hear all my runner friends talking about that high! I hope I eventually get to that place. Week 1 completed. Week 2 day 1 starts tomorrow.

I kinda wish I hadn't read what Iannoda says about week 6! However, I know I must just take it day by day and week by week and not get ahead of myself or I'll just give up.

Continue with the good work.

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It’s a good feeling isnt it 😊 and you have cracked one of the biggest milestones on the program. Brilliant attitude, that if you didnt manage, it would be a practice run. You are well on your way to graduation!


Well done..just head onto Week 6, slow and steady :)

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