W5R3 milestone! 🎢🎡: What a leap! I really wasn... - Couch to 5K

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W5R3 milestone! 🎢🎡

Mayanow
Mayanow
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What a leap! I really wasn't sure i could do it. I started my run thinking i would do as far as possible and would not be dissappointed in me.

First 5 mins i thought they were 10. So i paced myself and tried to think of other things. At 15 mins i was getting a bit tired. My real struggle were the last 2 minutes as i hit a bit of an uphill unluckily. But...

I DID IT!!! when i heard laura say "that's it" i could not believe it! And i felt so happy and proud all through the evening! What a milestone!

From smoking and not exercising for years? If I can do it, EVERYONE can!

πŸ“ŒPs. A good tip i read somewhere: find the furthest point to focus on and imagine a ribbon at your chest pulling you to it. It really helps!

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Matilda2903
Matilda2903Graduate

Well done you, congratulations. It's such a huge milestone, isn't it! I've just managed to do it today and I'm on such a high! Good luck for week 6, we can do this!

Mayanow
Mayanow
in reply to Matilda2903

Yes we can!!!

I am doing w6r1 this evening and dare i say i am looking forward to it...? What is happening to me?? Am i actually beginning to love running?

Matilda2903
Matilda2903Graduate
in reply to Mayanow

Yep, I can't wait until Thursday and I used to hate any form of exercise! πŸ˜‹

Mayanow
Mayanow
in reply to Matilda2903

You're my type of gal 😁

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Good run. Digging deep at the end, all good. Good tip too. Enjoy the next one.

Mayanow
Mayanow
in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thank you! I love this forum. We are all winners!

Beccym
BeccymGraduate

Well done it is hot today too!

Mayanow
Mayanow
in reply to Beccym

Thank you! Yes i will wait till 8 in the evening to go. Plus i come back and go straight for a cold shower. Doubly good!

sparkyjohn
sparkyjohnGraduate

Brilliant. Well done you πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ. I won't think of something pulling at my chest though, as I may not realize I'm having a cardiac arrest 🀑

Mayanow
Mayanow
in reply to sparkyjohn

Oh no!! It is just a gentle pull forward! No pain πŸ˜‰

Congratulations πŸŽ‰ and well done πŸ‘πŸ½ hopefully this will be me on Thursday and I will use your tip πŸ™πŸ½

Good luck! Slow and steady. Let me know if it helps πŸ™„

LadyBeer
LadyBeerGraduate

Well done great achievement. Good luck for Week 6. I have W5R3 on Thursday after bottling it this morning and repeating run 2. Annoyed with myself for not trying the 20 mins! πŸ˜€

Mayanow
Mayanow
in reply to LadyBeer

so TODAY is the day. Good luck!!

I say we should DARE each next run. What's the worst that can happen? πŸ€”

Pete1w
Pete1wGraduate

You are now officially my inspiration. I'm scheduled to do W5R3 on Saturday and I'm concerned. Reading your post makes me think it is achievable. Well done you and not long now until the end of the program and the beginning of a new improved healthier us. Congratulations.

Mayanow
Mayanow
in reply to Pete1w

Your comment REALLY made me smile. Thank you for this!

I believe this whole thing is such a HUGE accomplishment that even if a run is "bad" (what does that mean??) The pros are humungus anyway.

So go out and see how far you can do it. If you manage it all hurray (till the next one!). If you can't, be nice! To yourself. We have come SO FAR it's ridiculous!!!

Sharna86
Sharna86Graduate

I absolutely loved w5r3! Felt like a proper rocky moment for the last 60 seconds too! Week 6 was another story! Seemed much harder but now onto week 9 and absolutely loving running!

Mayanow
Mayanow
in reply to Sharna86

Ohmygod i KNOW! I just ran W6R2 and it was harder for some reason. The heat being one, and the uphill parts too. I almost gave up.

Thank you for the encouragement cos today i felt i won't make it onwards!!

Sharna86
Sharna86Graduate
in reply to Mayanow

I found it much easier when it was all running and no walking. My brain wasn't counting down until the next walking section! But well done for continuing, be warned thou, it becomes very addictiveπŸ˜‚

Mayanow
Mayanow
in reply to Sharna86

Yes you are probably right. I think when i reach the point of being able to just put on my choice of music or podcast and just running on, it will be 'easier'. I too keep waiting for the walking segments and it's a burden mentally.

Sharna86
Sharna86Graduate
in reply to Mayanow

Exactly that! Now it's just picking what music to listen too πŸ˜‚

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