I wasn’t looking forward to Week 5 R 3 - Couch to 5K

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I wasn’t looking forward to Week 5 R 3

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I finished it, only because I didn’t want to have to do the run again. When Laura said “well done you have run for 15 mins and you only have another 5 to run I could have cursed.

I ran in my trekking shoes, which was good because the track was very muddy and the shoes are the comfiest.

My knee was fine, thanks to my physio friend and his magic sticky tape.

I am not sure I want to talk to the person who inspired me to start Couch to 5 K well at least not for a couple of days.

Things can only get better 👍

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Great Job Pecora_Nera! :) Well done. You made Laura proud. :) x

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Pecora_NeraGraduate in reply to Bluebirdrunner

It was hard, I am just getting over a cold and the grass was knee high in places on the track.

In comparison week6 R 1 looks like a piece of cake. I will do it on Thursday

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das_vikasGraduate in reply to Pecora_Nera

Well done on completing W5R3. I did that yesterday and still feeling the high of it this morning!

Beware of W6 run 1 & 2. I’ve read many peoples experience here that it catches them by surprise how tough they are.

I’m going to treat them as the next step up rather than a step down from 20 min run.

All the best for W6 and beyond! We are doing great 👍🏼

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Pecora_NeraGraduate in reply to das_vikas

It was the first run that I didn’t feel satisfied with, I normally feel great after a run.

I think recovering from a cold and feeling I had to do the run spoilt it.

I will be careful with the following runs, and try to enjoy them

Well done! Onwards & upwards from here on. I have Laura - find her slightly irritating tbh! I could do without being told how much longer I've got to go - or how long I've done - it just makes me want to stop. It's a shame you can't have a choice of turning that on or off. Good luck with the rest of your running.

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I agree, when Laura starts talking I break stride because I think she is going to say ok slow down

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Me too! Heed the warnings on here - W6R1 catches a lot of people out. I did it today but had been warned. It wasn't easy I have to say but I got through it following the C25K mantra - slow & steady. Good luck but take it easy. Let us know how you get on.

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I will take it easy, it is scheduled for tomorrow 😱😱

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Rua8Graduate

Yay, well done!! It sounds like a difficult place to run, with the grass and mud. The next run will be easier :)

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Pecora_NeraGraduate in reply to Rua8

The next 2 runs are a piece of cake.... but the third... uffa!

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BluebirdrunnerGraduate in reply to Pecora_Nera

They may look easy, but treat them with respect Pecora_Nera, Week 6 catches lots of people out. It's still building, don't discount the walk breaks, you're still upping your exercise time...

Start nice and steady still and enjoy the runs. 😊x

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Pecora_NeraGraduate in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Ok, I will be a good boy 🏃🏻‍♂️🙃

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Rua8Graduate in reply to Pecora_Nera

I found Wk6 R1 easier than Wk5 R3 but I guess it depends on the person. I really appreciated having the walking breaks after the 20 min solid run in Wk5. Just don’t go any faster thinking it will be a doddle ;)

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Pecora_NeraGraduate in reply to Rua8

Thursday is the day for my next run 🏃🏻‍♂️

Well done.

W6R1 is not a walk in the park and catches a lot of people out........so take it slow.

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Pecora_NeraGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

I will treat them with respect and take my time

Congratulations on completing Week 5!! It wasnt easy but you smashed it - working doubly hard running on mud and in long grass too.

Just look how far you've come and be proud of what you've achieved. You're doing fab x x

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Pecora_NeraGraduate in reply to Christianne57

It’s a nightmare here, I was getting used to the hills and mud, but long grass is hard work

I have just completed w5r3. It was so hard and the sun was hot but I feel great now its done.

Good luck for week 6 x

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Rua8Graduate in reply to C25k100

Great stuff! On to Wk6 yourself, go you! :)

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Pecora_NeraGraduate in reply to C25k100

Yeah, I did the run at mid day..

Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun

Noel Coward

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