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Why was today harder than ever? Week 4 run 3

Today was so hard. My knees hurt I was cold. And moody haha. First time in worried about week 5 run.

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Just this very minute finished W4 R3 and did wonder if I was going to make it as did seem harder than R2 so know what you mean but that makes finishing week 4 all the sweeter doesn’t it. Week 5 does seem a huge step up but we probably both thought that about week 2 from week 1 and we achieved that didn’t we. Am having a full 2 day rest break before starting week 5 on Saturday as a reward to myself. Hope week 5 goes well for us both. Best wishes.


Very true xx best of luck for week 5 x


Some runs are just harder than others I think. Not always obvious why either!

I’ll bet your next run feels amazing 😉 happy running 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

Liz. X


Just take it slow and steady.. some runs, are like that... you are going to be fine:)

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I’ve just finished the same run 3 too. My bad day was run 1 of week 4. I seemed unable to connect with the run at all. I’m also worried about week 5. I can’t believe that this time next week I’m supposed to run for 20 minutes....🙈

But we must have faith in the program!! We WILL do it!!!!💪🏽😊


It was hard but you still did it. You'll be fine.


As others have said, I think some runs are just like that. Take things steady.

I restarted the C25K plan this month after a bit of a break from running, will be starting Week 4 at the weekend :)


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