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The dreaded 20 minute run !!!

Well today I did the week 5 run 3 20 minute run 😱😱. 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..that’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. 🤗

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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. 🤩

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....😃

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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. 🏃🏻‍♀️😬

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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. 😎

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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 😓

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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. I’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 flippin’ sore. But today I’m off out to complete Week 7. So crucially, I’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 😂😂

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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 😝. Downloaded Survivor eye of the tiger, so I should be fine. 😂

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Well done! Looking forward (?) to this myself on Monday, so it’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,”Jo Whiley says I can do this so I’m going to give it a go!” 20 mins is still v daunting 😕

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

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