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W5R3! Well who’da thunk it!


I know it’s a cliche but if someone would have told me I’d be running for 20 mins non-stop 5 weeks ago I just wouldn’t have believed them!

Woke Up at 4:45 & thought “what the hell I might as well get on with it, at least it’ll be cool”

It was lovely, nice and light, sun not yet up, perfect temperature 👍🏻

I’m not saying it was a breeze but it was way easier than I expected. Many Thanks to MJ & all you guys on here that convinced me it could be done 🙏

On to W6! 😬

5 Replies

Very, very well done you!..take it gently into Week 6... it is different but you are so ready for it:


W5R3 is a nice run, most people are surprised to find they can actually do it. That's when you really believe you can graduate because once you know you can get from 0 to 20 minutes in 5 weeks, going from 20 to 30 in another 4 weeks doesn't seem quite so scary any more :) But Oldfloss is right, the first two runs of week 6 can be a shock if you're not ready for them - people think they'll be easy just because they have walking breaks but what week 5 shows is that you've reached a stage where the walking breaks are no longer make that big a difference. If you take it as seriously as today though you'll be fine. Most folk seem to find the challenge from this point on becomes more mental than physical.

in reply to ArthurJG

Thanks to you both for the great advice! I’ll be sure to treat the next week with the respect it deserves 😃👍🏻


Well done... I'm due to do w5r2 tomorrow.... Will take it steady so in ready for the 29 min run w5r3.

It's a big achievement... good luck on going into w6.


in reply to SarahOReilly

Thanks Sarah! Just keep going when you get to R3, try and switch off, listen to your music focus on a steady manageable pace and you’ll be fine....👍🏻

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