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Feeling nervous about w5r3

Midyearresolution
MidyearresolutionGraduate
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20 minutes?! How on earth am I going to manage this tomorrow?! I've managed all the weeks and all the runs ok til now. Is tomorrow going to be the day it all unravels...?!?!?!?!!! Wish me luck! ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿ€

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Catster
CatsterGraduate

I worried about this run but found it was more mental than physical. I just needed to ignore any negative thoughts and kept running. Once completed it gave me a real boost and I never doubted I could complete any of the other runs, even if it wasnโ€™t very pretty ๐Ÿ˜€

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Midyearresolution
MidyearresolutionGraduate
in reply to Catster

Haha it's not going to be pretty! You've got that right. Maybe I'll run after dark...!

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Runip
RunipGraduate

No. No, it's not. It's going to be the day when you realise how far you have come and amaze yourself with what you can achieve.

You are ready for this run; just relax and keep it slow.

You have got this!

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Midyearresolution
MidyearresolutionGraduate
in reply to Runip

Ok, thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š I think keep it slow is right. I need to remember that!

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Shakywakey
ShakywakeyGraduate

Good luck. Youโ€™ll smash it ๐Ÿ˜. Let us know how you get on.

Itโ€™s w5r3 on Saturday for me

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Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

No need for luck. You are ready for this.. one slow and steady step after the other!

Just relax and know that you will do it:)

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Swiftyhanrahan

I also felt scared when I saw what was coming but the plan works and you will be able to do it. And what a feeling you get after completion!! My favourite milestone so far and Iโ€™m now on w8 r3.

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Pete1w
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I'm in the same position as you. Saturday is the big day. I posted my concerns but all the kind folk on here have reassured me. You'll be fine. Let us know how you get on.

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Midyearresolution
MidyearresolutionGraduate
in reply to Pete1w

I will do. It's rained literally all day today so I'm going to go first thing tomorrow morning instead. Keep your fingers crossed for me! ๐Ÿคž

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Pete1w
Pete1wGraduate
in reply to Midyearresolution

No need to cross anything as I'm sure you'll do it. (I'll keep em crossed just in case) good luck ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰

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Jundal
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The magic moment will be when your trainer says "that's fifteen minutes, keep it up! Only five more to go!" And you almost stagger with astonishment, because it didn't FEEL like fifteen minutes...

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