Well I've been silently battling with week 5 so haven't posted. I was stuck and not able to complete the 20 mins run. So I decided not to give up but instead gradually increase the run and reduce the walk in between. Today I completed W5R3! Not only did I run for 20 mins I kept going for another 5 mins. I wanted to see if I could push myself. The first 15 mins were the hardest. My breathing was good too. The only thing I found difficult was that my legs felt like lead. Really heavy. Even from about 5 mins. How can you combat heavy feeling legs? I'm so chuffed! I DID IT!!!🤸
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Well done you ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Repetition and perseverance is the way to conquer the tough ones. It took me nine weeks of repeats to conquer week 1, so I’m an expert on this ! Heavy legs can mean you’re not hydrated enough. Maybe have a drink of water before setting out and take some with you too ? All the best for the next one x
Amazing! Such great attitude
W5R3 is definitely a mental challenge and I think given you’ve run for 25mins you’ll do great with the remaining runs.
Now you know you can do it, pushing yourself will be easier.
Not sure how to tackle the heavy legs issues, I get that a lot (particularly when going slower).