Surprised myself : So this mornings run. I set... - Couch to 5K

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Surprised myself

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So this mornings run. I set off about 6.40am was not feeling too great having come down with laryngitis yesterday but did force myself to go. The first 90 second run I found tough then the first 3 minute run nearly finished me off. The new shoes! I think I just needed to find my mojo and adapt my running to the new shoes which were different to what I had been used too with my first pair which were not really running shoe's but walking trainers! However the last 3 minute run was so good and so comfortable I was breathing well I could have run for longer. So W3R3 DONE bring on week 4 I'm flying people. ☺

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Couchpotato2
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Woohoo! Well done! Sounds like you just needed your body to get going post lurgy. Shortly about to start the week with a wk3 run. Bit nervous but if I do as instructed, I should be able to do it, right?

lewisb999
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Definitely! I've just finished the second run if week 4 with a chest infection. I have to be honest, it's all about your mental strength with this, your body tells you to stop but you have to push through it! You 100% can do it! You just gotta listen to the instructor and take it easy!

Couchpotato2
Couchpotato2Graduate in reply to lewisb999

It’s so easy to stop when you have a set back!

lewisb999
lewisb999Graduate in reply to Couchpotato2

Honestly, as Breakingbenjamin said, the feeling of completing all the running sections can make your day! You know you can do it, so do we, believe! 😊

Couchpotato2
Couchpotato2Graduate in reply to lewisb999

Am so thankful for your support (almost oscar speech emotional 😭) !

lewisb999
lewisb999Graduate in reply to Couchpotato2

You going to go and smash that Week 3 run?!

Couchpotato2
Couchpotato2Graduate in reply to lewisb999

Definitely! I’m in my running gear now

Hidden
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Well you and me started together give and take a run. We will see it through to the end and I love this forum. Everyone supports each other we can do it. You can do it. Looking forward to your after run update. X

Couchpotato2
Couchpotato2Graduate in reply to Hidden

Yes we will! I’m not letting you not do it. Right I’m off!

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Absolutely. Believe in yourself it's a programme to follow and just stay focused on ur goals. I'm telling you that first 3 minute run it's totally not as hard as you think it will be I promise you, you'll be so proud when you do it. No one can buy those feeling. This is for you go enjoy it my friend. X

Couchpotato2
Couchpotato2Graduate in reply to Hidden

Thanks BB! I think having an extra rest day opened a space for the gremlins but in a way, it’s good to have this battle now because I was bound ti have it at some point and the sooner I shut them up the better! In 10’ I’ll be off my sofa and into my running gear. X

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