Week 5 Run 3 - 20 minute straight run! - Couch to 5K

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Week 5 Run 3 - 20 minute straight run!

Satsu
Satsu
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This is amazing.. i just ran for 20 minutes straight non stop! couldn't believe I will be able to do it even as I started off... but then didn't want to psyche myself.. so kept a steady pace, concentrated on my breathing and completed it. At the end, it didn't even take me the 5 minute cool down time to recover.

It only goes to show two things: (a) the app has been fantastically designed.. knows your body better than you do (and your mind being the monkey you need to train of course) (b) if I can, anyone can. Since I've started running, two others near and dear to me have also downloaded the app and started running.

Onwards and upwards to Week 6!

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jennitricot
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It really is amazing when you start to realise the slow steady build up works!

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Denny1212

Well done I am almost at that stage I don’t know what the best speed is to do on a treadmill

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Satsu
Satsu
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I'm not sure because I run outside.. my aim is to follow the time and complete the run without stopping so I don't worry about the speed at this point. All the best for your big one. Although i must admit that i found yesterday's run (5min-8min-5min) tougher than the full 20 minute run! How!

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The_Fat_Controller

Even more amazing is when you get to week 9 and can run for 30 minutes non-stop. Keep going, you'll be able to do it 👍

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Jalk

congratulations, starting from week 1 and now running for 20 minutes. What a great feeling that must give you.

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