W6R3 - Officially declared runner πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ πŸ˜‡ - Couch to 5K

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W6R3 - Officially declared runner πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ πŸ˜‡

das_vikas
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It was a tough run. I felt slight tightness in the left calf muscles after the run, but it’s ok now. I’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 I’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 don’t get to 5K by end of this program I’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. I’m so pleased that I decided to get on to this program.

I can proudly say that this is amongst the best decisions I’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! πŸ‘πŸ»

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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Karen376
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Congratulations well done 😊😊

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das_vikas
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Thanks Karen376!

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Paul_Gibbs

Well done, just started Week 5 :)

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das_vikas
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Thanks! Keep going! All the best!

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sallenson
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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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das_vikas
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Thanks for such nice words πŸ˜€

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sallenson
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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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das_vikas
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Completing every week in this program is an achievement, I’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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Sutsha

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

From a fellow week 6er.

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RobW73
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Congratulations!

Serious milestone achieved.

Well done.

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