I thought I was doing so well (as heavily asthmatic and was terrified of taking on this challenge to start with) in week 5 just about getting up to 8 mins running without stopping and then came the dreaded 20 mins (run 3 of week 5) I just couldn’t push past the 8 minute mark and felt exhausted and defeated and had to stop countless times. I even cried on my 5 mins cool down home! 😔 Do I need to keep repeating this run until I can manage 20 mins without stopping before I move on to week 6? I’m starting to feel like I made good progress to start but can’t get past this barrier and am starting to loose motivation! Any advice and encouragement would be greatly received right now!
W5R3 - feeling sad and defeated! : I thought I... - Couch to 5K
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