W4R1 make sure you've got a spare set of lungs... - Couch to 5K

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W4R1 make sure you've got a spare set of lungs strapped to your back!

Wolvesmad
WolvesmadGraduate

Straight in from work, ummed and arred for 5 mins then put on the running shoes (asda £10) and went for it before the demons even had chance to wake up.

Breezed through the 1st 3 min run and had a smug grin on my face. That was soon wiped off and slapped after 4 mins of the 5 min run as I begged Sarah to tell me it was over. I recovered just enough to run for 3 more minutes and as the sweat poured down my face I begged her not to start the final 5 min run but she just ignored me and off we went. I watched the seconds and minutes go by like they were days and weeks until finally it was over. I had done it!!!!!😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅

I'm sure she said I can now take a week off for good behaviour? I'll need 3 days to go and find my lungs which will be strewn across the streets somewhere

So for all you doubters I say this

If I can do it anyone can

Doughnuts are on me 😘

27 Replies
Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

No doughnuts please... well done you.. and next run... slow it down :) It's a 'lung'

way to that podium ! :)

Wolvesmad
WolvesmadGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Oops too late for that advice

If it's any consolation it had a hole in the middle 🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Wolvesmad

Ha ha !!!! You should have just eaten the hole... :)

Wolvesmad
WolvesmadGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

I'll know next time

IgaT
IgaTGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

He ate (w)hole ;)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to IgaT

xx

Oh crikey

I've done W3R2 today, seemed a doddle but still easy ATM, W4 will be next Sunday. Can't wait 😝😝😥😥😵😵😋😋

Wolvesmad
WolvesmadGraduate in reply to SnailRunner71

You can borrow my lungs if I've found them by then 🤣🤣🤣

SnailRunner71
SnailRunner71Graduate in reply to Wolvesmad

Give them a rinse out

Wolvesmad
WolvesmadGraduate in reply to SnailRunner71

Ok they are a little sticky I'll give you that lol

SnailRunner71
SnailRunner71Graduate in reply to Wolvesmad

Yum

IgaT
IgaTGraduate

Huge, huge, huge congratulations!!!

You conquered the demons! You won the fight! You completed all runs! Even with your lungs somewhere on the route, you are amazing!!!

Well done!

It seems I should start praying already, as the same run is waiting for me tomorrow just after work. I'll do the same as you and go out before any gremlin will have a Gance to talk me out of it ;)

One more time - well done!

Wolvesmad
WolvesmadGraduate in reply to IgaT

You'll smash it out of the park tomorrow. Was going to leave mine till tomorrow as I have a day off but so wanted to prove to myself that I could do it I couldn't wait. Plus I didn't want to be super stiff at work on Tuesday lol

Good luck tomorrow, I'll wait for the report

IgaT
IgaTGraduate in reply to Wolvesmad

Oh, I'm struggling. All my gremlins and demons of excuses mainly "I'm exhausted" and "It's cold" are loud in my head. I still have several hours of work. I hope I'll dig out some motivation and/or discipline to change clothes and push myself out the door.

Wolvesmad
WolvesmadGraduate in reply to IgaT

Did You do a new playlist

That was my main motivation

IgaT
IgaTGraduate in reply to Wolvesmad

No, didn't have time :(

I may not be able to create one this week. Too many important and urgent tasks at home.

My main argument is that I don't want to break a streak and if I'd postponed run for tomorrow, I would need to run on Saturday which is always a bigger challenge for me.

Wolvesmad
WolvesmadGraduate in reply to IgaT

Well I'm rooting for you but don't let those gremlins win. You got this

IgaT
IgaTGraduate in reply to Wolvesmad

Thank you

Well done I did w4r1 today and walked for the 3rd minuet of the last 5 min run. Like you I needed a 3rd lung, lol x happy running,

Wolvesmad
WolvesmadGraduate in reply to jeffers74

You can do it. It was only the determination not to fail that kept me going. Every time I looked at the stopwatch it had only gone on a few more seconds. I find a bit of shouting to myself gets me a bit further laced with a few choice profanities

Good luck with it

bluepanda
bluepandaGraduate

Congratulations!! You did it!! Its crazy when you think a few weeks ago, 90s runs seemed like you reached a limit! An extra pair of lungs would be great, wouldn’t it? Slow it down, even if you think you can manage a bit more speed. I find that it’s so easy to go too fast on that first interval but you pay big time later! Good luck for rest of the week!! x

Wolvesmad
WolvesmadGraduate in reply to bluepanda

It is crazy but week 4 is I think the first big test and stepping up from 9 mins to 16 mins is a huge leap but I lived to tell the tale

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreGraduate

I think she said “wee cough” sorry!

Very well done... enjoy the next one.

Janey1xx
Janey1xxGraduate

I love your post, keep on going, believe in the plan and you'll soon be running further that you ever thought possible, well done!

Wolvesmad
WolvesmadGraduate in reply to Janey1xx

Thanks for the encouragement

Triolette
TrioletteGraduate

🤣🤣🤣 I bet those demons will never try to stop you EVER AGAIN! Onwards and upwards. Well done to you.

Triolette
TrioletteGraduate

I laughed so hard when I read your post. You made my day!!! 😂🤣😂

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