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W6R3 done and dusted!

Fimoo
FimooGraduate

Waited as late as I could without risking getting caught coming home in the dark to beat the muggy heat we've had here all day. Delighted to reach 5k distance including my warm up and cool down walk which makes running an entire 5k seen do-able in the coming months. A bit of a struggle in the middle but slowed right down and was able to pick up the pace again after a few minutes. Onwards and upwards to week 7!

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Amazing work Fimoo! Glad you are able to avoid the heat a bit :)

Fimoo
FimooGraduate
in reply to ToughBean

I dnt know how anyone further south copes with it! I'm in Northern Ireland so generally a bit cooler. Hats off to all the amazing runners on this forum dealing with hotter weather than me! First thing in the morning or last thing at night is as much as I can handle at the minute. My loose running jacket has been well and truely abandoned, with all my wobbly bits proudly bouncing along on full view of the world 😁

ToughBean
ToughBean
in reply to Fimoo

I’m gratefully in Scotland where it’s been glorious running weather :)

Fimoo
FimooGraduate
in reply to ToughBean

Whoever thought we'd be delighted with our cooler northern climates before C25k came along? 😉

ToughBean
ToughBean
in reply to Fimoo

I know right! I’ll have to remember it for later in the year when I’m running in wind & rain!!

I am on a few days holiday with my wife and ended up staying in Kingsbarns last night. This morning I was planning to do my w6r3 but I wasn't sure where to run. So between 6:15 and 6:45 I was lying in bed arguing with myself about whether to run or not. I ended up running. Forgot a belt, Spotify couldn't get a signal and the run was mainly downhill for the first half. I can't believe I finished it. I think this is a brilliant program and, like many on here, I have got way further than I thought I would. Got a real buzz from being told I was a runner. Also my watch odometer said I covered 3.39 miles in 35 minutes. Not bad for a 66 year old fat bloke.

Fimoo
FimooGraduate
in reply to Stuart66

Well done on getting up and running! We were away for a few days last week and I planned it as a break from running as I knew it would be too much for me to run in 28 degree heat. I played tennis today for the first time in about 3 years. Normally I don't last longer than half an hour before gasping for breath and giving up, today I noticed such a general fitness improvement. We played for over an hour and it was really genuinely fun! I've never been a big sport or exercise fan but being able to move and enjoy it is the biggest thing I'll take away from C25k, no matter how long or fast I can (or can't) run.

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