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WK5R3 - very nervous!

Dani1201
Dani1201Graduate

I’m about to do run 3 of week 5 and I’m so nervous! Going from two 8 minute runs all the way up to one 20 minute run seems like a crazy leap!

Any advice? How did you all manage?

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Hidden
Hidden

You are going to love this

Promise..... looking forward to reading the I did it post

Dani1201
Dani1201Graduate in reply to Hidden

I hope you’re right! :)

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Dani1201

I am .......stop reading this and get ya boots on ...... we expect joyful tears and celebration post in 35 mins ......off ya pop

Mummy23
Mummy23Graduate

YOU WILL BE FINE!!! 😀 I felt exactly the same way.... YOU CAN DO IT!!

I think this was the the one where I burst into tears at the side of the road at the end of the 20 minutes, from total elation!!

Believe in yourself, you’ve got this!

Xxx

Dani1201
Dani1201Graduate in reply to Mummy23

I really hope so! I’m not surprised, that must have been such an achievement for you! Fingers crossed! xx

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Mummy23

Me too. I’m welling up now just at the thought

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate

Slow down a fraction - get some pumping tunes on your earphone - and just keep scanning yourself to think I am still breathing, there is no acute pain, week 1 was worse and I lived. You can do this - you’ll amaze yourself!

Dani1201
Dani1201Graduate in reply to Equi-geek

Eekkk let’s hope so!! Thank you :)

ArthurJG
ArthurJGGraduate

16 minutes to 20 minutes is not a crazy leap :) The difference is that there is no walking break but again, you’ve gone from three walking breaks only a week ago, to two in W5R1 and then one in R2. The number 20 makes it look an abrupt change but if you look at it as running for 15-20 minutes while gradually reducing the amount of walking over two weeks it’s actually a natural progression. Many thousands of runners have done this before you: if it was a mistake it would have been fixed long ago. Slow down if you need to and you’ll be fine.

I completed this run yesterday and was as apprehensive as you. Take it slowly and you will do it, your body has trained for this! Good luck 😉

Bluebeader
BluebeaderGraduate

Report back!!! This will be me in 2 runs time!

Dani1201
Dani1201Graduate in reply to Bluebeader

I definitely will!

HeavyFoot
HeavyFootGraduate

Take it slow, stay focused. Be ready to whoop for joy!!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Relax, read this healthunlocked.com/couchto5... and think what is the worst thing that can happen.

Repeating a run, if necessary, just makes you stronger, so what is there to worry about.

You can do this.

Dani1201
Dani1201Graduate

I DID IT, I AM OVER THE MOON RIGHT NOW! Thank you all for your kind words, it definitely helped me to keep on going!

HeavyFoot
HeavyFootGraduate in reply to Dani1201

Well done!!! Are you whooping for joy?

Dani1201
Dani1201Graduate in reply to HeavyFoot

Absolutely, so happy!!

NewRunner4
NewRunner4Graduate in reply to Dani1201

Well done! It’s the BEST feeling after that one.

Martianchild
MartianchildGraduate in reply to Dani1201

Well done!! I thought the same as you last week but I did it and it felt so good. Welcome to week 6 :) I've just completed week 6 today. It's amazing how far we have all come in such a short space of time too. Week 6 is good - challenging but good. You've got this 💪💪🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

Just do it, today I did W6R3 25 minutes, never run in all my life and I did it :-) and I am 55yo and overweight. So do not go too fast and do it, and drink some water before running. 👍🏃‍♂️

Dani1201
Dani1201Graduate in reply to Simoneg99

I did it, well done that’s amazing!

Martianchild
MartianchildGraduate in reply to Simoneg99

Snap. Except I'm 52 and overweight by about 20lbs. Week 6 run 3 completed today. Week 7 starts Tuesday for me....

Martianchild
MartianchildGraduate in reply to Martianchild

I'm 51 not 52 🤣😂 that's October...

Dani1201
Dani1201Graduate in reply to Martianchild

Good luck with week 7, I’ll be starting either Tuesday or Wednesday. Well done on your progress as well!

I’m also overweight so never thought this was achievable, it’s amazing what we can do!

Lindsey-joy
Lindsey-joyGraduate

Well done Dani!

Dani1201
Dani1201Graduate in reply to Lindsey-joy

Thank you, I’m beyond happy!

Mummy23
Mummy23Graduate

Way to go!!!! Xx

Bluebeader
BluebeaderGraduate

I did it! How about you? Are you through week 6 now?

Dani1201
Dani1201Graduate in reply to Bluebeader

Really well thank you! We have our final run of week 6 tomorrow (:

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