W6R3 done!: Hurrah! Had to take two rest days... - Couch to 5K

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W6R3 done!

Bloomsbury22
Bloomsbury22Graduate

Hurrah! Had to take two rest days after my last run as my hay fever, sinuses and asthma have been insane. Fully medicated up I set off before I could talk myself out of it. First five to eight mins was regular misery but gave myself a solid talking to and was literally screaming at myself in my head to keep going, promising myself something spendy online if could get through this. Before you knew it Jo was telling me I was at 12 and half minutes and the Galway bell ring. For me, that is always a huge mental block to have got through, as I now know I’m in the home stretch. Can’t say I enjoyed it, but it was less hard, and my favourite part of the run is the final third, really pretty gardens, done friendly neighbours who are often outside and always cheer me on. I didn’t quite sprint the final 69 seconds as there was some real fear I may fall over 🤣, but I did pick up a bit and definitely full on punched the air when done! Got two thumbs up by the serious runner on my street too. 👍👍 Am out if my mind please with myself! Never, ever, when I was struggling with week one, and two, could I have seen this.

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Such a wonderful feeling!! Well done 🎉🤸‍♂️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️ from now on, no more intervals, you can enjoy just running for the rest of the programme, hurrah! 😃

Bloomsbury22
Bloomsbury22Graduate
in reply to Beatlesforever

Thanks! And you know, I was just thinking that. I understand why we did intervals, to build up our stamina and training. But it is def nicer and easier running straight through, and you get to feel the Toxic Ten actually burning off and it becoming easier.

Well done xx what a great feeling xx

Bloomsbury22
Bloomsbury22Graduate
in reply to Scw787

Thank you! Yes, it feels terrific! Although, may have to stay in the kitchen a bit as haven't the energy to walk upstairs to have a shower and change! 😹

Brilliant effort, and finding that kick at the end (no matter how slight) is a great feeling isn't it?

With 3 more the same coming up (which you now KNOW you can complete), by next Sunday you'll be going full-on Usain Bolt over that last 100 ;)

Bloomsbury22
Bloomsbury22Graduate

Don't know about Usain Bolt 😹, but I now know I can do it if push through. Which is huge!

Diamondshoes
DiamondshoesGraduate

Excellent. You must be so proud!

Bloomsbury22
Bloomsbury22Graduate

I am, thank you! Can't quite get my head around the fact I just ran 25 minutes flat out!

Woooo well done!!! Great feeling isn’t it.. did mine today too. Go us.. week 7 and onwards now 🙌

Bloomsbury22
Bloomsbury22Graduate
in reply to liz163

Thank you! And congratulations to you too! x

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

Congratulations on completing run 3 of week 6, you are now OFFICIALLY a RUNNER, onwards and upwards to week 7. 😊 🏃🏾

Bloomsbury22
Bloomsbury22Graduate
in reply to AlMorr

Thank you! I actually am starting to almost feel like a runner!

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate
in reply to Bloomsbury22

👍 🏃🏾

ChubbyJawa
ChubbyJawaGraduate

Fantastic, well done. Intervals are a thing of the past now.

I feel the same about that home stretch. The last 3rd is the most enjoyable I find too. 🏃‍♂️☺️

Bloomsbury22
Bloomsbury22Graduate
in reply to ChubbyJawa

Thanks! It really is amazing the transformation from week one, and two, both of which I really, really struggled with. With me, it really has been a mind game. Understanding the Toxic Ten will pass, and to take two rest days if I want or need to. To enjoy the feeling of accomplishment and of getting stronger.

JaxO
JaxOGraduate

Yaaaaay! Well done you 👍🏻 😉👏

Bloomsbury22
Bloomsbury22Graduate
in reply to JaxO

Thank you. Am still on a high from it hours later.

Bracken2018
Bracken2018Graduate

WoW you :) 🌟 Gold Star today , such good news and why wouldn’t you be proud , having to manage the asthma as well . Your an inspiration to others . Enjoy your next target 🏃‍♀️🐾

Bloomsbury22
Bloomsbury22Graduate
in reply to Bracken2018

Thanks for that! I've found that cutting myself a break, ie taking an extra rest day when I need it, is really helping me. And the running is actually, of course, good for my asthma. Its just a matter of picking the right time of day to go out (early as poss in the morning is best for me), and if hayfever, sinuses and asthma are bad then I can't.

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