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W5 R3 - actually did it!

So I made it over the scary Week 5 Run 3 hurdle! I was a lot sweatier at the end than at the end of any previous run with the possible exception of W1 R1, but there was no point at which it felt impossible. I found it really helpful a couple of days ago to read the pinned post on this site about why the first part always feels hard, because that had been a problem for me up to that point.

I've now got a few days' break before my next run because of personal circumstances, so I was really keen to make sure I got to W5 R3 before that hiatus.

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That's brilliant!!!! Do you feel like a proper runner? I'm doing that run tomorrow.

Am off to look for that pinned post as I always find the first of the runs in a session the hardest.

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I'm not QUITE sure if I feel like a proper runner, but I'm definitely sure I'm no longer in any doubt that I'll be able to run for 30mins in only a few weeks' time!

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Here it is - my mistake - the pinned post is FAQs and it's one of the links in that. healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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Thanks. It makes a lot of sense.

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Well done. Great achievement. It’s amazing what we can do when we want to.

This is my next run on Sunday. Bizarrely, I’m kinda looking forward to it.

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Hi great going there, only just in front of you. Do you have a link to the post you refer to? I’d be very interested to read it. Well done on completing the run, you must be chuffed!

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Hi, I just tried to post it here but I got a "flagged as inappropriate" error message, perhaps because I'd just posted it in response to the first comment on this thread - see that comment above for the link.

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Cool thanks!

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Great job... nothing should give you fear now... you can so do this. Enjoy week 6 when it comes.

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Fantastic! What a great achievement. I've just completed run 2 & it felt amazing. Doing run 3 on Sunday-looking forward to it

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Not scary at all... just another run you were ready for ...well done!

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