4 x 3 mins: i did it! 4 lots of 3 mins running... - Couch to 5K

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4 x 3 mins

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate

i did it! 4 lots of 3 mins running today. 12 minutes 10 seconds of running in all. so i am inching towards wk4r1's 5 minute runs. and the 16 minute total. come on me! you can do it! :-)

58 Replies
oldestnewest

Well done DTC! Yes, you can do it. It doesn’t matter how long it takes to get there, you just need to get there!🙂👍

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to David_G

oh you are so right. we have been saying that all morning!

it may not sound a lot to most on here, but to me, it's the world.👍

Frizzbomb67
Frizzbomb67Graduate

Fabulous! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Well done!

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to Frizzbomb67

Thanks xx

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to Frizzbomb67

you should have seen what i looked like!

Frizzbomb67
Frizzbomb67Graduate in reply to changing-woman

I am imagine! I do a good line in ‘beetroot’ myself. I’m sure you looked magnificent! Xx

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to Frizzbomb67

I do beetroot dripping water too! Lol

GailXrunning
GailXrunningGraduate

Great work, dtc! You did it.Looking forward to the instalment on the next inch.

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to GailXrunning

Thank you x

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to GailXrunning

bless you gail x

and now i am about to walk for half an hour...how my life has changed for the better :-)

nowster
nowsterGraduate

Great! Do it another time at least and you should be ready to tackle week 4. 👍

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to nowster

yes i will do, thanks so much :-)

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to nowster

thanks for orchestrating this for me...really, thanks

Couchphoenix
CouchphoenixGraduate

Well done DTC, you can do it 💪🏻🏃‍♀️

Add ‘This is Me’ to your playlist it’ll get you through those runs 👊

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to Couchphoenix

i will do, hahaha

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to Couchphoenix

i can do it and will do it ...

Couchphoenix
CouchphoenixGraduate in reply to changing-woman

The Rocky Story is good too .....yo Adrienne 🏃‍♀️🥊

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to Couchphoenix

Gottit

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate

Well done , you will soon be smashing week 4 ! 👍

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to Instructor57

that's me...

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to Instructor57

yes i will x

one more week 3.5 then i will try week 4...

i just heard my mate who runs, runs for 2 hours a day... omg... how pathetic do i feel

😱

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to changing-woman

right, i am going to work even harder. however long it takes. i am going to graduate.

nowster
nowsterGraduate in reply to changing-woman

You're not pathetic! Ask him how many years it took to get to the point where he was able to do two hours.

Even if you were to run 20 minutes today (that's a few weeks in the future for you), going by the 10%-per-week rule it would take a minimum of 5 months to reach 120 minutes. Very very few people go that far, or even run for that long once a week. That's the sort of time needed to run about 10 miles plus.

As others have said, comparison is the thief of enjoyment.

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to nowster

Good point and am cheered on by it x

JetsNanna
JetsNannaGraduate

You really CAN do it! Keep going and you’ll get there. Well done for being so determined 😊

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to JetsNanna

Thanks so much for the welcome support x

Rennur
RennurGraduate

2.54 centimetreing just doesn't sound as good, does it?You're getting there.

If I was a betting man, which I am, I'd wager you'll crack this next week easily.

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to Rennur

Oh you are so wonderful to say that

LottieMW
LottieMWGraduate

Yay! Well done you 🙌🏼👊👏🏻🐌🐢🏃🏻‍♀️

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to LottieMW

thank you, i am really doing my 100% best xx

LottieMW
LottieMWGraduate in reply to changing-woman

I can see that you are! I’m so pleased for you 🥰

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to LottieMW

one day that badge shall be mine... even in a year... more...i don't care... it shall be mine!

LottieMW
LottieMWGraduate in reply to changing-woman

👍

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to LottieMW

i am a woman obsessed with that badge i tell you!

LottieMW
LottieMWGraduate in reply to changing-woman

😂

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to LottieMW

I know lol x

Tank_EG
Tank_EGGraduate

Hi dying-to-change,

well done, what an amazing result 👍

Don't think about what others are doing, this is your journey and remember you are laying the foundations for your future runs and success.

All the best for week 4, you can do this 😀

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to Tank_EG

thanks so much :-) lovely response

Buddhagal
BuddhagalGraduate

Well done, absolutely love reading your posts. You are doing fantastic 👏👏👏👏👍🐌🐢🦌🏃‍♀️🙋

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to Buddhagal

i love reading your supportive replies x

Dups
DupsGraduate

You are doing brilliantly! Yes you can do this 👍🏻👏👏

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to Dups

thank you so much :-)

wow what a wonderful response to my brief post. i feel grateful and blessed.

Imc50
Imc50Moderator

Well done dying-to-change, 12 minutes is fabulous. The couch to 5K is a plan but it doesn't have to set in stone 👍 all you've done is tweaked what you need to do to get towards that longer run, whatever works is brilliant. If you have to build up gradually then go for it. Perhaps after one or two rest days look at a 3.30 run, food for thought but you know that 5 minute thing isn't as scary as it may have been a few runs ago.

But remember dying-to-change stretch and rest and rehydrate and tell yourself ( regularly) you're fantastic 💪.....

Running outdoors yet?

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to Imc50

hi you! not yet but i will be, worry not... ooh you are awful (but i like you) ....remember him?

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to changing-woman

Scratching the old Brain cells I've nearly got it but....but....but... It's too early and I've got a date with lycra and a pair of trainers 🥳 I'll have a think as I run ( don't tell me yet I'll get it)

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to Imc50

fantastic comedian

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to changing-woman

The superb Dick Emery ( round of applause to me 👋👋👋👋👋)

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to Imc50

applauding loudly from italy. can you hear me?

nowster
nowsterGraduate in reply to changing-woman

Dick Emery.

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to nowster

round of applause for nowster too :-)

nowster
nowsterGraduate in reply to changing-woman

More crumpet, Vicar? 😉

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to nowster

oh fantastic!

will try the same again tomorrow... or to beat it...

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