Couch to 5K
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I ran for 25 minutes!!! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

Just completed W6R3 and I'm slightly in shock that I managed to run for 25 mins. I found the 1st few minutes of the run quite challenging but started to relax into it. From the half way bell I was really in a running zone and it felt like no time at all before Sarah said only 1 minute left. I even managed to follow her suggestion of upping the pace for the last minute and it really did feel like I finished the run on a high l. I couldn't stop grinning as I completed my 5 mins warm down walk.

So proud of what I've achieved so far and I'm starting to believe I will manage to complete this program and looking at what I'll do to keep myself on track after the program as the structure it's given me has really helped and I don't want all this hard work to fall by the wayside after week 9.

When Sarah said at the end of the warm down that I could now call myself a runner I felt like I really could be. 3 more weeks of the program left. Bring it on!

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Amazing ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ no stopping you now x

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Thank you. I wouldn't say running comes easily yet but these longer runs do let me find a rhythm and my legs kinda just keep going much to my surprise

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Well done! Enjoy W7 - you know you can run for this long now. Week 8 and Week 9 are tiny increments - 90 more seconds before and after the bell then 60 more in the final week.

I did the final minute โ€œsprintโ€ for my W6R3 and it was the start of my back strain, so take it carefully!

Good luck with the next one!

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Thank you. I really feel like running the 25 mins was the biggest mental hurdle for me as the increases after are just adding on a little bit to my runs so if I can do 25 mins I can do them.

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Spot on. I found 28 mins (relatively) easy after 25. (But that was after a 1 week break - second go tomorrow...)

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Very well done! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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Thank you ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

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Serious congratulations!

You have made a huge accomplishment.

It is great to hear how you felt going through it. You are quite justified in feeling so happy and so proud.

Well done.

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Thank you. You must be almost be at the 25 mins running yourself. Can't believe how far I've come in 6 weeks ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

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So you should be proud! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ

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Thank you. I really can't stop smiling about what I've achieved today

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Well done Iโ€™m on week 7 now and feel the same good on youn

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Thank you and well done on reaching week 7. That's am awesome achievement

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Fantastic, well done to you! ๐Ÿ†

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Thank you. So happy to have managed to get this far

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Amazing achievement! Congratulations! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Thank you

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Well done! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ that is brilliant! Of course you can complete the programme you are now on week 7 ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Thank you

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Believe what Sarah says โ€œyou are a runnerโ€ and you are doing great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

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Thank you.

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Love this post, itโ€™s motivated me for Monday, well done chic x x

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Thank you. I do love how this forum helps keep us all on track when we need that little bit of support or encouragement along the way

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I echo everything youโ€™ve said. Iโ€™ve just got back from mine!! It wasnโ€™t easy, but I canโ€™t believe Iโ€™ve come this far!!! Well done ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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Thank you. Massive well done to you as well. Love the sense of achievement that this plan has given me ๐Ÿ˜

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And the extra energy! If I do a morning run, Iโ€™m like the Duracell bunny for the rest of the day ๐Ÿ˜‚. Itโ€™s also doing good things for my figure, even though Iโ€™m not losing much weight x

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