W5R3 ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜: Decided to try get W5R3 out of the... - Couch to 5K

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Walswife
Walswife
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Decided to try get W5R3 out of the way early this morning as itโ€™s been really bothering me, I set off feeling really nervous for some reason and as reassuring as Jo was this morning I wasnโ€™t sure I could run for 20 minutes straight. Iโ€™m absolutely buzzing it was not nearly as difficult as I expected everyone is right if you follow the plan properly it prepares you well, I set my map my walk app off when I started running and hit 3k just as Jo said I could stop so even more of a bonus ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š ran at 9.1k average and managed my breathing all the way through canโ€™t tell you how happy I am ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Way to go. 3k means youโ€™re on target for about 5k by the end of week 9, which is impressive.

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator

Brilliant! Well done! ๐Ÿฅ‰ that's your milestone run done and you're on your way to the longer runs!! What a feeling!! Enjoy! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate

That's amazing.....!!!! A major milestone in the bag....well done you!!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

I'm one run behind you.....just finished W5R2 today. Your post has given me hope that Tuesday will be alright....and I'll be able to tackle a straight 20mins without collapsing!!!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Thank you!!

Walswife
Walswife
in reply to Hotheels

You will be able to do it, Iโ€™m a 48 yo slightly overweight person who hasnโ€™t run since school so if I can Iโ€™m sure you can too ๐Ÿ˜Š hope you enjoy it as much as I did ๐Ÿ˜Š let me know on Tuesday how you did Iโ€™m excited for you now ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate

Fantastic! Itโ€™s monumental that run! Careful with the next one - notoriously hard (although Iโ€™d been warned about it so much, I was very wary, slowed down and found it ok ๐Ÿ˜‚)

Walswife
Walswife
in reply to Tasha99

Thank you for the tip Iโ€™ll bear it in mind ๐Ÿ˜Š

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate

Thatโ€™s brilliant Walswife! I love to hear the recount of this run! Itโ€™s so epic! Well done you!! ๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ

Thanks guys ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ

LeeU
LeeUGraduate

9.1k average, that's good.

W5R3 is mainly in your head, the program gives you the physical ability to do it, it's your head telling you that you can't run for 20 minutes without a break.

For me, that was the top of the hill if you like, the rest of the runs I knew I could do after doing W5R3.

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