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W5R3 finally

Kamia
KamiaGraduate

Finally after over 2 weeks I’ve reached the end of week 5. I’m so happy right now. I was beginning to think I’d never get here.

Obviously wasn’t looking forward to a 20 min run, spent a lot of time thinking how am I ever going to do it. But It was a good run, a few pauses at traffic lights 🚦 and one 10ish second pause to catch my breath but a slow steady pace got me to the end 😀😃😁

Pic is from run 2’s route which I didn’t run tonight as I wanted a complete straight, flat run to attempt 20mins of running.

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Well done on your milestone run, but why were you not looking forward to it?

That mindset needs to change if you are still wanting to run for thirty minutes.

Celebrate each victory, relish each new challenge and approach it all with positivity.

Look out for W6R1 though, it catches many out.

Kamia
KamiaGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

I think because it was such a big jump in time it worried me. I don’t get why there’s a 20 minute run there then it goes back to runs with walks in week 6.

Whilst running I didn’t tell myself I couldn’t do it. I was determined I would and even left my daughter to do what she was doing so I could focus on me. I focused on my posture, breathing, the road ahead and the finish line 🏁. After the half way bell I focused on things a little ahead and each time I reached it I was a little closer to finishing.

Kamia
KamiaGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

I wonder if W6R1 catches people out because their bodies are still recovering from the 20 min run? I really felt it in my knees tonight so not running again till Friday to give them time to recover.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Kamia

More likely that it is the longest workout to date even though it involves walking and many wrongly believe that once they have run once for twenty minutes that they can do anything.

Lucyfur
LucyfurGraduate

Well done. W5r3 is a big one...savour the achievement. I enjoyed w6r2 so the next weeks not all bad!

Kamia
KamiaGraduate
in reply to Lucyfur

Thanks, I will.

I’m looking forward to starting week 6 it been a rough few weeks on week 5 getting to it.

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

Well done! That’s a solid run. Take W6 equally steady. Enjoy the runs to come.

Kamia
KamiaGraduate
in reply to Jay66UK

I will thanks. Counting down the days till my 5k inflatable run on the 14th.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Very well done... as IannodaTruffe says... just relax and head into each run, knowing you are ready for them :)

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