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First 20 minute run complete

Nohare
Nohare
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I did it, Wk5 run 3 and so pleased with myself 😁 It was tough but I couldn't finish 60 seconds on week 1, so worth every minute.

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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

LastBlaster
LastBlasterGraduate in reply to AlMorr

100% agree here. Bask in your glory in the meantime!

Well done!! Fantastic isn’t it! X

Nohare
Nohare in reply to Scrumpybumble

Thanks, yes it really is, such a good feeling x

Well done πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Nohare
Nohare in reply to ele123

Thank you so much 😁

Look how far you’ve come! πŸ˜€

Nohare
Nohare in reply to WillowandSola

Thank you, I'm truly amazed 😁

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate in reply to Nohare

We couldn’t believe we would ever run for that long when we first started, it’s an amazing programme, I bet you keep grinning

Nohare
Nohare in reply to WillowandSola

Yes totally, it's great how week 5 really steps it up and you start think that you could complete it. Such a great feeling 😁

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate in reply to Nohare

Just remember to take the next run slow, going back to intervals can feel harder than you expect, but week 6 is a great week

Nohare
Nohare in reply to WillowandSola

I will thank you, mainly because I still run so slowly I'm sure I could walk faster πŸ˜‚ but I'm not going to worry, just the time running is enough for me for now.

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate in reply to Nohare

Slow is the best, and one day you will realise your slow is a bit faster without even realising it

Nohare
Nohare in reply to WillowandSola

Looking forward to that 😊

Wll done now Enjoy the moment.

Sorry for the late reply, long work day. I still am thrilled with it thank you, wk 6 run 1 Sunday, there's a bit of nervousness about that but as everyone keeps saying onwards and upwards 😁

Skyblueandblack
SkyblueandblackGraduate in reply to Nohare

Good luck...the first two runs of W6 have caught many of us out in the past. They're easlily do-able. But at bit of a struggle after the great run of W5R3.

Thank you, it's on for tomorrow 🀞

Dannybhoy625
Dannybhoy625Graduate

Well DoneπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘when I first done C25K I actually checked Google thinking my app was wonky πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚20 minutes must surely be wrong! I must admit though, being able to run that dreaded 20 minutes filled me with confidence, if I could do that and survive, I could do 30.

Nohare
Nohare in reply to Dannybhoy625

Yes, totally agree. I prefer not to know in advance what my next run is ( I knew 20 minutes was coming up but not when) then Jo Whiley told me as I was heading out the door, no time to stress 😁 I believe it's possible now, although I'm sure not easy.

Well done, Nohare

I had an online session with a health trainer yesterday.

I had options of Bronze: 90 minutes of exercise in a week

Silver: 150 minutes

Gold: 300 minutes

I did about 70 minutes of walking yesterday, some of which was brisk (I think)

Nohare
Nohare in reply to Aye-aye

Thank you Aye-aye, isn't it great to a achieve πŸ‘

Wonderful!

Nohare
Nohare in reply to Mittymoo

Thank you so much, this forum is great, the support means a lot.

Riverseo
RiverseoGraduate

Congrats! You can do anything now!

Nohare
Nohare in reply to Riverseo

I'm amazed, I'll take that mantra into week 6 thank you.

Absolutely well done πŸ‘

Nohare
Nohare in reply to Runninggirl59

Thanks Runninggirl it means a lot 😁

Well done great effort πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Thank you so much, the support on here is just what you need, I really appreciate it.

Well done. It's a great achievement. Onwards and upwards...

Most certainly, I'm both excited and nervous, thank you.

Great feeling - isn’t it. Well done. I smiled all day when I did it! Have a great day . 😊

Nohare
Nohare in reply to Kingfishers

Thanks Kingfisher's I'm enjoying the feeling, till Sunday, wk 6 run 1πŸ˜‚

heatybob
heatybobGraduate

Well done, as said a milestone run and now no more walking !, you will be amazed at the progress you will make from here in,but just stick to the programme, if you have to slow down,dont forget to stretch before and after and proper warm up's/down's get into that habit and "Bob's your aunties husband".

Nohare
Nohare in reply to heatybob

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I think Bob is, thanks for the advice, I will keep slow I promise.

Well done! I'm due to do w5r2 tomorrow and a bit nervous about what's coming up!

Nohare
Nohare in reply to Ninja-shark

Good luck for tomorrow, you've got this Ninja-shark!!! I got quite emotional on run 2 as I felt it was such a milestone but don't tell anyone πŸ˜‚

Ninja-shark
Ninja-shark in reply to Nohare

Ahh thanks for the support! And thanks for the warning, I'll pack the tissues lol. Think I'll definitely feel it this week, full of milestones...

newbie-nick
newbie-nickGraduate

Excellent news! That is the daunting one out of the way, so there is no stopping you now. Just be careful of W6R1 - it catches many out so slow and steady for it.

Nohare
Nohare in reply to newbie-nick

I'm going to heed the warning, hoping I can kill it 🀞Thank you.

newbie-nick
newbie-nickGraduate in reply to Nohare

Good luck/did you do it?

Nohare
Nohare in reply to newbie-nick

Yes, done today thank you and I can see what you mean, i didn't stop though πŸ˜πŸ‘

Well done πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜€

Nohare
Nohare in reply to Funhouse1

Thanks Funhouse1

So inspiring! Thank you for sharing. That is my next run TOMORROW, so that is very encouraging that you made it. Well done! I have had my struggles as well with not being able to complete some of these times that were upped. So happy you did it!πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Š

I love this forum, it has helped me so much, your message means everything 😁 we can go through the next three weeks together 😁 Getnoffmycouch Good luck for tomorrow, you can nail it!!!! if I can get through beetroot face and all.... You've got this πŸ‘ Please let me know how you get on xx

Many congratulations!! A fantastic achievement!! I did my run 3 of week 5 yesterday and I’m still smiling!!πŸ€—Such a great feeling isn’t it?😊

Nohare
Nohare in reply to Laralou2

It's the best feeling isn't it, when are you doing wk 6 Laralou2 ? I'm a bit nervous 🀞

Laralou2
Laralou2 in reply to Nohare

It really is!! I’m starting week 6 run 1 tomorrow. We can do this!!! We’ve completed week 5 so we’re going to be fine.

Lots of luck to you, I wish you well.x

Nohare
Nohare in reply to Laralou2

We can!! 😁Wishing you a great run today x

Laralou2
Laralou2 in reply to Nohare

Thank you 😊 Run 1 week 6 completed!! I hope your run goes well, remember the thought of it is far worse than the actual running. You can most definitely do this.😊x

Nohare
Nohare in reply to Laralou2

Well done that's great to know you've done itπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ I'll be repeating that reminder in my head tomorrow, no doubt πŸ˜‚ x

Laralou2
Laralou2 in reply to Nohare

You can do this.😊x

Nohare
Nohare in reply to Laralou2

Did 6/1 today! Still feels good each run doesn't it ☺️ x

Laralou2
Laralou2 in reply to Nohare

Well done!!!😊x

Well done πŸ™‚ I’ve just done the same run myself this morning (very slowly!) I can’t believe I did it without stopping! I wasn’t expecting the big step up in week 5. I thought I’d made a mistake and jumped to week 8 or something, but here we are - we did it! Good luck for Sunday, I will be doing week 6 R1 on Monday.

Nohare
Nohare in reply to AK1973

Congratulations!! Isn't it a great feeling, I could have written your post as I wasn't expecting that leap either, I normally work on ignorance is bliss πŸ˜‚ I'm glad that I've had the advice on here that next week can catch you out though, Im hoping I won't be so deflated if I struggle. 5/3 wasn't easy, the last two minutes felt like an eternity but that makes it even more rewarding. Good luck for Monday.

Laralou2
Laralou2 in reply to Nohare

The very fact you’ve achieved week 5 run 3 you will be able to achieve week 6!!πŸ‘πŸ‘ Believe in yourself and think of the elation you will feel once you’ve completed it. You’ve got this.😊x

Laralou2
Laralou2 in reply to AK1973

Congratulations!! You did it!! It’s a tremendous feeling of accomplishment.I’ve just finished week 6 run 1 and all good!! Lots of with your run on Monday, you’ve got this.😊x

Knew you could do it. Now you know you can do 30 mins when the time comes. Doesn't it feel great!πŸ˜€

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