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Mcdon
McdonGraduate
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Enjoyed that 2x8 minute runs next one is 20 minutes seems a big jump looking forward to it will be a great challenge to complete that. Anyone else find that

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

It is the run most worried about but also most enjoyed.

Go slow, believe in yourself and the programme and you will be be fine.

W5R2 is actually longer between warm up and cool down.

Practice grinning.

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Mcdon
McdonGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thanks for your comments I can’t believe how much I look forward to the runs.

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Mcdon

Have you read the guide to the plan? healthunlocked.com/couchto5... It will answer most of your questions.

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Millsie-J
Millsie-JGraduate

Well done on that run! Remember the programme has you ready for the next run each time. Go into it with a positive mind and you will nail it.

You are doing great runner!

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Mcdon
McdonGraduate
in reply to Millsie-J

Thanks for comments. The next run if I take a day off in between then I need to do it at night after a 12.5 hr shift or get up at 5 and do before work. There’s a thought

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Millsie-J
Millsie-JGraduate
in reply to Mcdon

Hope you can work it through, does taking an extra rest day or teo help?

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Mcdon
McdonGraduate

No im working 12.5 hours next day too so I need to miss 3 days not sure I want to do that

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Millsie-J
Millsie-JGraduate
in reply to Mcdon

A three day break will probably be a good idea after three long nights. Why not take it a day at a time and see how you feel.

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Mcdon
McdonGraduate
in reply to Millsie-J

Yes I think I will just worried that if I don’t keep momento up I will struggle

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TheRiddler8t2

Well done sounds scary considering I’m only going to be doing week 3 run 2 this today lol

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Mcdon
McdonGraduate
in reply to TheRiddler8t2

Honestly it’s amazing how the programme works was never a runner but have exercised over the years so maybe my fitness level not too bad. Loving it itching to get out

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MickGJ
MickGJGraduate

I felt very much the same, but this is the run where you learn to trust the programme and not your preconceptions about what you are capable of.

If I was doing it again I might just change the route from my 2x8 minute runs so I wasn't reminded of the bit where I used to have a rest in the middle. But after the 12 minute mark you're back on an 8 minute run and just running down the clock.

Don't worry if you have to miss a few days. It doesn't hurt and often helps. But I know what it's like to be desperate to get out there again.

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Mcdon
McdonGraduate

So do you think I could miss 3 days this week

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SlowLoris
SlowLoris
in reply to Mcdon

Extra rest days can do more good than harm.

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Mcdon
McdonGraduate
in reply to SlowLoris

Great another option for me

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SlowLoris
SlowLoris
in reply to Mcdon

I didn't try to run to set weeks but looked on it as a nine stage program. I aimed to run on every other day because I know that sometimes life dictates that I have to stop for 2, 3 or sometimes 4 days. It averaged out as about 3 runs a week. Just don't run on consecutive days.

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Mcdon
McdonGraduate
in reply to SlowLoris

Will take your advice I’ve been running every second day so far even done consecutive ones so I’m ahead of the 9 weeks will take the 3 day break and not overdo it now

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Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate
in reply to SlowLoris

Slow Lori's -Great comment! :)

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Nicolepoppy

I was worried about the jump from 2x8 min to 20min so was going to re-do the 8min run again but I am not very good with technology and accidenty pressed the wrong button on my phone 😂 and guess what I was on the 20 run. I was not going to let it beat me and did the 20 min much easier than I expected. Never thought I would do it so proud of myself. Another reply you had said believe in yourself how true that is and the programme seems to be working well. I say bring on week 6 🏃🏽‍♀️😁

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Mcdon
McdonGraduate
in reply to Nicolepoppy

That’s great hopefully that’s how I will feel. Each run a challenge but you just do it it’s an amazing feeling

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Nicolepoppy

Totally agree its an amazing feeling, good luck with the 20 min run ou can do it!!

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Lillybeth30mins

I’ve done it today. You’ll smash it! 👊 and then you’ll feel amazing! good luck!🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

Liz x

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