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The dreaded 20 minute run !!!

Well today I did the week 5 run 3 20 minute run ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ. Bizarrely I was kind of looking forward to it all day in work , and when I got home I decided to choose a different playlist on Spotify.

I normally go for a rock uplifting type of accompaniment but decided (why)!! to just pick a random workout list.

Anyway I managed it !!

My knees ached but I plodded on and got through it, but it would have been much better with a decent playlist and this gives me hope for week 6 !

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I was so pleased to here you completed the 20mins..thatโ€™s mine for tomorrow morning well done

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Slow, steady... success :)

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Good luck tomorrow, I hope the hills are kind. ๐Ÿค—

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Good luck!

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Jay ..I did it :)

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Yay! How was it?

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Good luck , hopefully you have done it by now xx

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Very well done you... slow and steady is the way, as you move on into the lovely longer and relaxed runs :)

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Well done. ๐Ÿคฉ

Music lesson learned!

I was out pretty early this morning, and finished up trotting along to They Might be Giants, "putting a little birdhouse in my soul".

I have no clue what they meant, but it got me through.

Week 6 for you, coming into the home straight....๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Definitely need to add that to my playlist, what a brilliant track!

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Yes I think I might have that , nice and uplifting!

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Well done! Mine tomorrow. ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

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Good luck!

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Weirdly looking forward to it! Massive milestone for me.

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i was dreading it during R1 but really looking forward to it after R2. Was a massive milestone for me too... If I can do it, you can!

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Yes after doing the 2 x 8 mins on a slight incline and doing it feeling positive. Doing it on a flat run by the beach tomorrow. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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Nice! Enjoy it, and especially the buzz after.

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Good luck x

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Well done! On to week 6.

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Well done I did the same run Thursday, and it's the first time my feet really hurt ๐Ÿ˜“

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Hi Kazzey. Well done you! Remember that is a massive milestone so be very proud of yourself :). This is my first post. Iโ€™ve just been hanging around in the background looking for advice and guidance. I did my W5R3 two weeks ago yesterday. For the first time, my quads were flippinโ€™ sore. But today Iโ€™m off out to complete Week 7. So crucially, Iโ€™m saying you have succeeded in what I feel (and many others too) is a massive challenge in this programme. Go girl, you got this :) x

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Thanks , it did feel like the first real milestone if you know what I mean, although all the other runs were challenging too believe me !!

Good luck with your week 7 xx

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I've got this on my horizon for Monday. Actually feeling pretty scared about it - it seems such a big challenge! But if other people have made it, maybe I shouldn't be so nervous !

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If I can do it you definitely can , I struggled with 60 seconds a few weeks ago. Just have a decent playlist ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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Got that run this morning, now regretting last night's booze. Anyhow my feet hurt but the buzz from accomplishing 8 minutes runs driving me on. I think still in shock when was expecting 5 minute and faced with 8. Feeling very confident though.

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Well done! I did week 5r2 this morning in the rain. Have never run for 20 mins before.... wk5r3 sounds a challenge

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Yep, debating whether to do this run now! The 8mins felt Sooo long earlier this week! Jaded after night out and willing myself to move ๐Ÿ˜. Downloaded Survivor eye of the tiger, so I should be fine. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Well done! Looking forward (?) to this myself on Monday, so itโ€™s good to hear from survivors! Yesterday I got through the last minute of 8 by pumping my arms: really worked well... I keep telling myself,โ€Jo Whiley says I can do this so Iโ€™m going to give it a go!โ€ 20 mins is still v daunting ๐Ÿ˜•

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Survived 20 minute run after total music malfunction. Bluebells and birdsong kept me going instead!

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