OMG!! I just finished w5r3 πŸ˜ƒπŸ™Œ: I am so... - Couch to 5K

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OMG!! I just finished w5r3 πŸ˜ƒπŸ™Œ

Goslow
GoslowGraduate
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I am so gobsmacked and amazed!! I’ve done a run for 20min nonstop! Wow! I never thought I’d get to this week and complete it. I have to say it’s been hard as I’ve never ran before(well I tried when I was younger.. lasted about a minute πŸ™ˆ)

I’m feeling positive and starting to believe I can do this!

The only thing I’m finding really hard is the breathing and my ankles hurt.. has anyone got any advice please 😊

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backintime
backintimeGraduate

For your breathing, you could try slowing down until you are running at a conversational pace

for your ankles - not sure if this is what you meant, but there are some suggestions here about strengthening

runnersworld.com/health-inj...

Goslow
GoslowGraduate
in reply to backintime

Thank you so much I'll give it a go and thank you for the link I'll give it a go πŸ€žπŸ‘πŸ˜Š

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

Congratulations on completing run 3 of week 5, that is a milestone run with C25K, onwards and upwards to week 6 run 1 but be careful about that run as it catches out some people with the interval walks and runs after the non stop 20 minutes of W5R3 which you have just ran, slow your running down a little, you can have a few extra days off running if you want to.

Goslow
GoslowGraduate
in reply to AlMorr

Yes your right in what you say.. I looked at w6 and noticed you have a break in between. I hope I'll be ok, I shall do as you have said and slow down and maybe go every two days. Many thanks for the advise πŸ˜ŠπŸ€žπŸ™ŒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate

Well done you, 20 minutes non stop that's great. As everyone else says ,slow down . You may think you are already going slow, I bet you can slow down even more. It will help 😊

Goslow
GoslowGraduate
in reply to Buddy34

Thank you 😊 I still can't believe I've done it !!! 😳Yes I do feel I'm very slow at the moment almost at a stop compared to some πŸ˜‚. I shall go slower thank you for your advise, much appreciated πŸ˜ŠπŸ™ŒπŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Adsum
AdsumGraduate

Congratulations on completing w5r3, Goslow. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Goslow
GoslowGraduate
in reply to Adsum

Thank you πŸ™ŒπŸ˜Š

Goforitmama
GoforitmamaGraduate

Well done. Yes you can do it and I’m sure you’re going to nail it. You’re a real runner now.

The breathing is hard on this run. Maybe hot weather is making it tougher. You could slow down, but I tend to think that breathing is overrated anyway. 😁

Regarding ankles, obvious things to consider are to make sure you have proper running shoes and try running on an even surface. Good running shoes are more important now than in earlier weeks since your running schedule is intensifying. Sorry if these are things you’ve already considered.

Run happy, just a few more weeks to go.

Goslow
GoslowGraduate
in reply to Goforitmama

Thank you for the advise, I'm not sure I am a true runner lol πŸ˜‚ I was looking and feeling like I was going to kill over lol πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜…Yes I will slow down not that I'm fast now πŸ˜‚

I will look at my trainers everyone seems to say the same regarding proper ones!

Thank you again for replying much appreciated πŸ™ŒπŸ˜Š happy running tooπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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