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Hard run - appreciated warning

Disappointed how tired I felt on first 5 mins of W6r1 after nailing the 20 min one on wk5r3. Good job I read on here that people have good and bad runs or I would be more concerned I’ve done something wrong

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It’s a tricky couple of runs at the start of W6. Well done for sticking it out. R3 is great! Take the next one slowly.

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Thanks for making me look forward to r3. I figure once I hit my stride and get breathing sorted it does get easier but boy those first 3 minutes are tough - maybe it psychological too

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You did well! The first 10 minutes are the killer for me

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It is massively psychological, but the breathing triggers that. Search for posts about the Toxic 10 and some things will make sense.

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Thanks will do

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Well done for completing it anyway, another run in the bank, which is good. I think week 6 is about consolidating all your good work in the past couple of weeks, and just maybe reminding you not to be too over-confident!!

Fortunately when I did week 6, I had really low self confidence, so actually I loved it :)

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Definitely all have ups and downs days. You did it 👍🏼

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I found that one of the hardest runs, but I’ve no idea why 😕 Never mind, you got through it and it’s another one in the bag. 👍😀

Keep at it, you’ll get there!

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Going to do this run later any tips well done to you on finishing the run 😊

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Keep going and reassure yourself the first steps a are the hardest

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Me too!!

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It won't be easier just because you ran 20 minutes last time!! I found this out the hard way lol just believe in yourself and the programme and take it slow xx

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I did week 6 run 1 yesterday and it was ok but some people said on here that they had problems with it, I ran it and feel that because it’s relatively short run in the first 8 minutes it takes that long to get going with your breathing etc and that’s the problem with it, after 20 minutes run in week 5, onwards and upwards folks

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It took me 3 attempts to do W7:2 different run I know but same principle. I could not believe it was all a mental thing, woke up one morning and said I’m going to do it today and I did quite easily, what’s that all about, I don’t know but just accept it do it again if you were not happy with it ( that’s what I did) move onto next one probably won’t feel like it again.

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you need to break through the wall -happens to me every run -takes 10 to 15 minutes almost every time- then it's great

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Cheers - I wasn’t scheduled to run til tomorrow but the night was so lovely and I wanted to put the bad run behind me so off I went on W6r2 and agreed - the first 5 mins again were hard but knowing that is normal I pushed on and really enjoyed it tonight - 2x 10 minute runs. I actually pushed the big grin emoji for the 1st time 😍

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