w5r2 :-): if anyone had told me in week one i... - Couch to 5K

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changing-womanGraduate

if anyone had told me in week one i would be able to 'run' eight minutes not once but twice i would have not believed them. straight up. i just plain would have thought they were lying or wrong but i did it. and truthfully i did not find this run as difficult as week 4 which i found as hard as they get so far...but then i have w5r3 to deal with so i will just slope off i think at this point. tee hee :-D

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Imc50Moderator

We don't do sloping off, skipping class or simply going AWOL dying-to-change, you can do week 5 run 3 easy-peasy 💪, simply remember...

Slow it down, doesn't matter how slow, relax and hey above all else... Enjoy it 👍

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to Imc50

hehe ok

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Imc50Moderator in reply to changing-woman

I remember you were close to quitting after Week 1 run 1.… Now look at you dying-to-change, strength, resilience and a new found love of running!

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to Imc50

well w1r1 was a different story! gruelling!i thought i would surely die.

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to Imc50

this was less hard than w1r1

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CmoiGraduate in reply to changing-woman

And W5R3 will be too, you've got this, changing-woman! :)

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to Cmoi

Oh bless your heart

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Jools2020Graduate

Well done you 👏👏👏🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️👍

Your body is ready for Run 3! You’ve done all the runs so far, even if some of them haven’t been as easy as others. The programme has prepared you! You just have to BELIEVE it! The biggest battle to be faced here is the one with your own mind!

Don’t overthink it. Tackle it just the way you have all the other runs. Slowly and steadily. Listen to your favourite playlist. Count your steps! Whatever you usually do 😊. You can do this!

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to Jools2020

thank you for that lovely encouraging post

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nowsterGraduate

As I said a few weeks ago, Week 4 is the big step up. Week 5 just cements that level of activity.

You're ready for run 3 now. Remember to start slower so you have enough in the tank to last the course.

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to nowster

right ho

now for a well earned couple of days off... *massages ankles*

Well done changing-woman you’re over half way there. You never thought you’d get this far but here you are!🙂👍Just take the next run slow and steady and I’m sure you’ll get there. 😊

Just think how good it’ll feel when you’ve got it done.😃 Good luck and enjoy the journey!😀

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to David_G

thanks david x

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to David_G

am i over half way there? really? i never worked that out!

Yes you are changing-woman 😀👍 You’ve run 4 weeks and two runs, and you’ve got 4 weeks and one run still to go. That’s over halfway in my estimation! 😊

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to David_G

wow. yay me! how cool is that? for a non runner... started from total scratch. from nothing. woo hoo!

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nowsterGraduate in reply to changing-woman

Most of us here started with no running experience.

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to nowster

It’s inspirational

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IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Go you!!!!If you haven't read it already, this breakdown of W5 should have you looking forward to W5R3 healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

It's yours for the taking.

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

thanks tim

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Frizzbomb67Graduate

Well done! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻I got a bit fixated on W5 R3 cus it’s sounds like a lot of running! But, it was fine and a real turning point for me. It was when I first began to believe I could finish the program. Go for it! 🏃‍♀️

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to Frizzbomb67

i understand what you say entirely... it wishful thinking for me right now but maybe it will become a reality x

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Bambi2020Graduate

Well done- you’re all ready for run 3 now- just take it slow and steady and believe in yourself that you can do it and then you’ll be sailing into week 6 in no time! 👍🏻🦌

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to Bambi2020

ooh i hope so x

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RoxdogGraduate

That's great news. You're really in the swing of this now and you will sail through the rest of the programme!

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to Roxdog

ooh golly, that sounds good x

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RennurGraduate

You know you can do this now. W5 R3 is fine so just start slowly.

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to Rennur

Ok

If you're anything like me, you've found every run a challenge, thinking beforehand "I don't know how I'm going to do this next run". But then you find that, somehow, each time, you've done it! So, you can do it again with W5R3, and the next one and the next one.... until you find that you've done W9R3 😃. I'm not sure who designed the C25k programme but they are genius!

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to Heyicandothis

Thanks x

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Campervan62Graduate

Well done dying-to-change! Just like you, I would never have believed it was possible. I've never run before, I was 2 stone overweight and sooo unfit but I've followed the programme, never missed or repeated a run and today I will complete week 8! Not in a million years did I think I'd be running for 28 mins after just 8 weeks and I've lost one of those stones! You've got this. Have faith in yourself and like me and so many others, you'll get there!!! 🤩

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to Campervan62

Lovely post thank you x

I got to Week 4 and failed the first run and went back a couple of weeks and started again from there. When I got to Week 5 Run 3 I managed it ok and I am now just about to start Week 8. So if you got through Week 4 you will cruise Week 5 Run 3 no problem!

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to ClutchingAtStraws

Bless your heart x

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Zip54Graduate

Well done and thank you for inspiring me this morning to go out and do my wk5r2. I was dithering this morning wondering about whether to postpone until Monday and then I read your message and it gave me some grit to get out there. Just got back and feel fantastic for having run 8 mins twice despite thinking I couldn't do it!!!! We are so awesome.

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to Zip54

well done zip !

You absolutely can do it. When I started I couldn't even run for 1 min. And slowly slowly it crept up. Still relatively slow , but now I'm addicted to that great feeling when you've finished. I can manage 10k now, which is unbelievable to me still but I'm getting more confident that I can do this. All runs are hard but being overweight, unhealthy and down in the dumps is hard also. So pick your hard . We are lapping the ones who sit on the couch.Happy Christmas

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to Rungranny

thank you for that kind post x

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MeowrielGraduate

Keep at it you’ll do it! Just follow the programme, do repeats if you need to, go as slow as you like. I was like you, couldn’t believe I’d done 8 minutes and do you know what? This morning I did 40 mins. If I can do it so can you!

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changing-womanGraduate in reply to Meowriel

Thanks and wow!

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