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W5R3

I just finished W5R3 and I must say I am buzzing. I never thought I could actually run for 20 minutes! When I was told I could stop I felt I could keep going so ended up doing another minute, only stopping to walk as I had to wait to cross the road.. I could have gone on longer. At the start of this programme I could barely run 1 minute. I am posting really for others who feel nervous about this run as I had put it off for several days. Just get yourself a good playlist (I went for 160bpm) and get out there. You will surprise yourself πŸ˜‚ I know I did. Stay positive, think positive thoughts, you can do it if I can πŸ˜‰ On to Week 6!

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Well done... stick to the plan... slow and steady and head into Week 6, with confidence...

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Well doneπŸ‘

It had me smiling too!

I'm doing Wk6R3 Saturday... Can't quite believe it! πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘

Enjoy the rest of your journey

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Thank you for the encouragement: week 5 is next for me πŸ‘

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Good job... enjoy week 6

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Great job Varitaqa, I'm with you on the playlist and the beats. Try Brainfreeze (lazy rich)and Toulouse (Nicky Romero) great running tracks. Btw i'd caution you to stick to the plan, don't run further it can lead to injury. I know, I'm injured in week 9!!

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Thanks for the tips. Sorry to hear you're injured! πŸ˜”

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Thanks V. A couple of warm up runs next week and then I'll do my ,3 w9 runs the week after, but I'm definitely sticking to the plan this time!!

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Well done, this run in my humble opinion is the one that really motivated me to keep going . The buzz,s 🐝🐝🐝get bigger, keep going and enjoy . πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈ

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Huge well done πŸ‘πŸ» It’s a fab feeling. Do stick to the program and trust it, onwards and upwards! πŸ’›

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Well done, I am almost at that point &20mins seems a big jump. I might go & run somewhere flatter.

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