W5r3 done: Yesterday I completed my w5r3. It was... - Couch to 5K

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W5r3 done

Flyingred
FlyingredGraduate

Yesterday I completed my w5r3. It was great fun! I have a level route around the perimeter of a large field (public right of way) and that made it easier for me to track my progress. A few times I found myself running faster than I intended – I was determined to keep it slow to make sure I jogged for the whole 20 minutes. At the end, I felt I could have done more (so different to the first few weeks when I was desperate for Sarah to say 'slow down' at the end of each run).

I've drawn great strength from reading the posts here – picking up on the words of encouragement to others who have been at the same stage of C25K as me.

I've followed the advice here and bought a decent pair of running shoes and have binned my 15-year-old trainers and I've also bought some proper cushioned running socks and a foam roller for massage/core strengthening work on recovery days.

From about week 2 I noticed that I felt really good after each run and found myself looking forward to the next one. Week 6 run 1 tomorrow and I can't wait.

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icklegui
ickleguiGraduate

Well done! All sounds great. Let us know how W6R1 went!

Flyingred
FlyingredGraduate
in reply to icklegui

Thank you. It was great, thanks to the shared experience of others who have posted here.

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