The myth of week 5 Run 3: I just did it... - Couch to 5K

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The myth of week 5 Run 3

Blueskyabove
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I just did itπŸŒˆβ˜€οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈ. 5 weeks ago I hadn’t run since I was a child. Since I started this programme I’ve had horribly sore knees needing ice and physio advice, alot of strengthening and one big fall face first onto hard pavement. 😰

I set out today rather apprehensive. But determined the it was possible. I even mixed up my route and used a podcast to pass the time. The first 5 minutes felt tough because I knew there were 15 more ahead. But once the 5 minutes was up everything fell in to place. It really is about mind as the legs were ready.

I went slowly. Anyone could overtake me. But I didn’t let it worry me. Before long 20 minutes was up. Arms went up in the air!! Brilliant. Even more so because I was sponsored for this run and raised a decent amount for a homeless charity. So result all round.

What’s next? Week 6. Wow! I would never have thought I’d do this. Off for some stretching now πŸ§˜β€β™‚οΈ

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Orange_Girl
Orange_GirlGraduate

Well done. Just posted myself about completing Week 5 Run 3 myself yesterday.

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

Congratulations on completing run 3 of week 5, you should be very proud of yourself, 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 πŸƒπŸΎ

Well done on both the run and doing it for charity! Enjoy next week

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador

Fantastic - and great that you have raised some money for a charity whilst doing this too! πŸ‘πŸ‘

That first 20 min run is a very special one. Sounds as though you tackled it perfectly - nice and steady and with the right mindset. As our runs get longer, having that positive mental attitude really helps - any runners have their own favourite mantra that they use.

Good luck with Week 6 - I think you will be just fine! πŸ’ͺπŸ™‚

Blueskyabove
BlueskyaboveGraduate in reply to Sandraj39

Thanks! Feeling good.

John_W
John_WAmbassador

BRILLIANT!

Blueskyabove
BlueskyaboveGraduate

Does speed matter? I do feel I’m very slow. Around 3km in total. Or is that ok?

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador

No, speed absolutely does not matter - especially at this stage. You will probably find that your pace increases naturally as you progress through the program. People who focus too much on speed at this stage are more likely to struggle with completing all the run intervals or may put themselves at increased risk of injury.

Keep doing what your doing! πŸ‘πŸ™‚

Blackshoe76
Blackshoe76Graduate

Well done!!!! πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

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Great that you raised some money on top of your personal achievement!!!! Fab results!!!!

πŸ₯³

Well done you!! 😊😊

Fantastic! Enjoy that great feeling of achievement, you’ve earned it πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸŒΈπŸ˜ŠπŸŒΈ

Whoop Whoop! That’s brilliant! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Hello I am on week 7 run 3 but have being doing a bit more every time and boy was I slow. I run outside in the beautiful countryside so many hills, paths and other natural obstacles to contend with. To start with my children and my husband were walking when I was running my intervals at the same speed. At first it was disconcerting but I carried on - they were very good about it and only gave me positive comments. But now I ran with my girls and husband and the last couple of runs I actually had to look back to make sure they were following me. Both my girls said oh mum you look like a runner!! Praise indeed. So the moral. of the story is that everyone is different and runs at different paces and everyone looks different when they run. So as long as you stay safe and well and run at your pace then that is great as in time your body will tell you when to go quicker and you won’t even know you are doing it. Don’t get me wrong I am no Mo Farrar far from it!! But frankly I don’t mind that and neither should you x take care and keep going x

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