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W6R3 - Officially declared runner ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ ๐Ÿ˜‡

It was a tough run. I felt slight tightness in the left calf muscles after the run, but itโ€™s ok now. Iโ€™m hoping it is nothing more than tired legs. Early morning run definitely helped as temperature was nice and comfortable. I managed to cover 4K in these 25 mins, so unlikely that Iโ€™ll be able to do 5K in 30 mins, but like others have said its more about the time and not so much about the distance. Even if I donโ€™t get to 5K by end of this program Iโ€™ll be happy to be able to run for 30 mins. I can always build up from there on.

I achieved the official status of being a runner early this morning. I ran for an amazing 25 mins non-stop. Such a feeling of achievement. Iโ€™m so pleased that I decided to get on to this program.

I can proudly say that this is amongst the best decisions Iโ€™ve made. And this amazing community, wow! you guys here are amazing. So many inspiring stories and wonderful advices that keeps me going.

Thanks everyone! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

And everyone else on W6, this is doable, believe in yourself and the program. Keep yourself hydrated and focus on the stretches before and after the run. All the best!

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Congratulations well done ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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Thanks Karen376!

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Well done, just started Week 5 :)

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Thanks! Keep going! All the best!

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Well done you!! But I'll let you into the secret: we always knew you were a runner :-)

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Thanks for such nice words ๐Ÿ˜€

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And thank you for helping us lowly W5ers to see that the next mountain is climbable in style!!

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Completing every week in this program is an achievement, Iโ€™m very proud of achieving the milestones and am sure you are very proud to have reached W5 and will complete this program in style. All the best!

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Like you, we're completing 4K in 26 mins. If we included the warm up/cool down we covered 5.14K in 36 mins. I'd say that's not bad. With those figures I expect we might complete 5K in around 32/34 minutes by week 9, but who knows. Also, as interesting as numbers are, it's more important that it's taken 2 unfit sods who could barely manage the 90 secs increase in W2, to running for 25 mins straight. It's entirely amazing to me the improvement in a few short weeks. We've not always been this unfit but after a number of months away from the gym it was embarassing when I couldn't manage a 30 minute class without an inhaler. Don't need it at all when I'm fit. I think we're all doing so well and love your updates, totally resonate with me.

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Thanks for your reassuring comments about week 6. Well done you!

From a fellow week 6er.

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Congratulations!

Serious milestone achieved.

Well done.

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