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W5R2 completed.. Really?!?

Well I didn’t think I was gonna be able to run for 8 mins continuously... but I did, twice!

The C25K is brill.

Now preparing for W5R3, 20 mins of running? Mind over matter, watch this space.

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Am I the only person who thinks the step up from 8 minutes to 20 is insane?!

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if it was really 8 to 20, sure.

It's 16 minutes total running up to 20. There's a bigger jump earlier in the programme. Once you've done Week 5 Run 2, you're ready for run 3. The 20 min run also teaches you that you can settle into a longer run now :) - and your body has learnt all this in just 5 weeks!

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But that's with a rest in between! I needed that rest today!

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Walking still expends energy... (and it is supposed to be a brisk walk though I'm sure mine weren't!)

Start very slowly and see how you go!

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I'm with you, sounds nuts. I've done W5R1 & not even sure about 8 minutes! Still, reassured by all the people on here who have done it. Surely we can too?🤞

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Ditto.... keep it going..

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Definitely mind over matter! You can do 20minutes ~ no problem 🙌👊🙌

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Well done - enjoy r3 - you'll be surprised that once you get into it it's ok. It's definitely a mind over matter - your body is up to it and just focus on slow and steady. For me it went a lot quicker than I thought it would. It's such a fab feeling to get it done. Good luck x

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You’ve got this! You are totally ready to do 20mins non stop. Enjoy

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I'm doing c25k again having graduated last year and then taking a long break from running.

I can honestly say that wk 5 r3 was the most exhilarating of the entire programme for me mainly because it seems like a bonkers leap and the sense of achievement of running for that long is immense.

i'm starting week 5 on Thursday and can't wait.

Take it really slow, the first 10 mins are usually the hardest so persevere through that and I guarantee you will feel amazing afterwards.

Good luck, believe in yourself and enjoy!!!

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Well done you !!! We did the same this morning (my running buddy really doesn’t believe her ability) but we did both. Am so chuffed, I am really buzzing. Bit nervous of friday’s run and I think we can do it but RB thinks we should do two ten mins with a walk inbetween... mmmmm we’ll see lol. A lot of posts say W5r3 is Mental rather than physical so i’m sure we can all do it. Good luck and look forward to seeing you how you get on 😀

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Look out, I'm right behind you! Taking inspiration from you & all the great people on this forum. Just completed W5R1 & really don't believe I will be able to run for 8 minutes never mind 20. You give me hope!

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W5R3 completed yesterday, won’t say easy but deffo not as hard as I expected, slow the pace and get into a good mindset and you’ll nail it, roll on Week 6 👍🏻

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Cheers! Reassuring to know others have felt the same & still done it.👍

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