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The dreaded wk5 run 3!

Saartjie
SaartjieGraduate
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I DID IT!!! Who'd have thought I would ever be able to run for 20 mins solid? Not me that's for sure. It is TOTALLY psychological. At 5 mins I thought how am I possibly going to do this another 3 times...At 10 mins I thought it might actually be possible but my calf was cramping a bit...At 15 mins with 5 to go I started smiling realising I could actually do this! At 2 mins I might actually have laughed out loud πŸ˜‚Amazing. I feel great and know now that 5k might actually one day be possible πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’ͺ

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wyersmith
wyersmithGraduate

Well done! Lovely feeling isn’t it!?

Saartjie
SaartjieGraduate in reply to wyersmith

Amazing! A definite milestone. I think I picked a slow enough pace and even dare I say...enjoyed it πŸ˜€

wyersmith
wyersmithGraduate in reply to Saartjie

Careful now. Enjoy is strong word...;-)

Saartjie
SaartjieGraduate in reply to wyersmith

πŸ˜‚

Marvo69
Marvo69Graduate

Brilliant! Well done! Another Wk5 legend!

Saartjie
SaartjieGraduate in reply to Marvo69

Thank you!

I’ve just finished the same run. How amazing are we!? 😊

Saartjie
SaartjieGraduate in reply to Caotykim

Totally!

Bridget007
Bridget007Graduate

Well done! Go you πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜Ž

I_Can_I_Will
I_Can_I_WillGraduate

Brilliant, I completed W5 R3 tonight. Hard going and usual stitch at around 15mins. Here's to week 6

Saartjie
SaartjieGraduate in reply to I_Can_I_Will

Well done! I find if I concentrate on breathing more deeply it helps stop stitches. And going veeeeerrrrry sloooowwwly!

I keep telling everyone i know that I just ran for 20 minutes xxx

Good for you x

Saartjie
SaartjieGraduate in reply to C25k100

Haha...I've still been telling everyone today! πŸ˜‚ Well done πŸ‘

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate

Well done. This is a major stepping stone. Keep it going. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Hidden
Hidden

Well done πŸ‘πŸ»

das_vikas
das_vikasGraduate

I did it today. Such a great feeling, isn’t it?

And yes I can now say I enjoy running πŸ˜€

Well done and keep it up!

Saartjie
SaartjieGraduate in reply to das_vikas

You too. Big well done πŸ˜€

That’s my run for tomorrow and I’m dreading it. Glad to hear it went so well for you. Well done!

Sydney7
Sydney7Graduate

Thank you so much, I feel now wk5 R3 is something I can manage! Actually looking forward to the challenge tomorrow πŸ‘

Manxmezzo
ManxmezzoGraduate

The week 5, run 3 is just THE BEST feeling (once it’s over!). Well done!!!

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