Week 5 run 3: Well thank heaven I was out ready... - Couch to 5K

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Week 5 run 3

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PollyGrayGraduate
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Well thank heaven I was out ready to run with trainers on, music ready when I pressed run πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ a voice said β€œtoday you are going to run 20 minutes”!! What?? I thought I had pressed the wrong week I had to double check πŸ˜† but you know what I DID IT πŸ˜ƒ so chuffed with myself I really am πŸ‘

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IannodaTruffe profile image
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Congratulations on that very special run.

Stay nice and slow for the next run.........it catches out more people than any other run in the programme.

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PollyGrayGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thanks for the advice it’s much appreciated

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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

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PollyGrayGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Thanks for the heads up πŸ‘

That run is a wonderful achievement, bet you are still smiling about it

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PollyGrayGraduate in reply to WillowandSola

I certainly am 😁😁😁😁

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PollyGrayGraduate in reply to WillowandSola

I am πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘

Yay well done πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³

I'm due to do this run tomorrow eep! ☺️ Go us 1/2 way through the plan already 😁

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PollyGrayGraduate in reply to Popstess

Good luck you will smash it πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Popstess in reply to PollyGray

Thank you 😁😁 well done again

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Sisteract5Graduate

Brilliant! That one is a bit of a surprise, but how great is this plan that it all seems to work out?? Well doneπŸ‘πŸ‘

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PollyGrayGraduate in reply to Sisteract5

Thank you 😊

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WwpsGraduate

It feels good, that one! Great stuff! πŸ™ŒπŸ‘πŸ‘

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SewRightGraduate

Well done, you should be chuffed πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ»

Am sure there were quite a few with the same reaction as you on hearing the 20 min run, including me (and I’m on my second time round, this time running outdoors and finding it more challenging)

Keep running πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ, you can and will do it.

Keep safe

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PollyGrayGraduate in reply to SewRight

Thank you 😊

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Laralou2Graduate

Fantastic!!! A huge achievement!! Well done!! Such a great feeling.πŸ€—xx

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MrsRobbo2009Graduate

Amazing, well done!! I wish I’d not looked at what was to come - the second the voice said wk5 is 3 different runs I couldn’t resist seeing what lay in store! Have now done runs 1&2, and am terrified of 3!!! Was planning on re-doing run 2 as mentally 20 mins just feels too big a jump! But you did it!πŸ‘πŸ» So maybe I should just try! 😬

Buna profile image
BunaGraduate in reply to MrsRobbo2009

I understand your apprehension completely. But I made it, after finding this forum..(before I just kept repeating w5r2). Then I got inspired by others, learned slow running, and allowed myself to think I could always stop if I wanted. But I didnt..and never have since. It is quite liberating. Go Girl!

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MrsRobbo2009Graduate in reply to Buna

Thank you!!! Going to go for it!! X

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PollyGrayGraduate in reply to MrsRobbo2009

Most definitely just go for it!! Honestly its not so bad I just kept looking ahead and concentrating on what Paul Wellar was singing πŸ˜†πŸ˜‰πŸ‘

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MrsRobbo2009Graduate in reply to PollyGray

Thanks will give it my best go! Can I ask a daft question - how do you listen to music as well as the app? I need to hear when to walk/run normally so have never had music while running but it would be a good distraction for the long run! X

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PollyGrayGraduate in reply to MrsRobbo2009

You just have what you want to hear on your iPhone or what whatever you use. When you press week 3 a message pops up telling you to press play on you music choice. The instructor still comes in over your music to tell you how you are doing and when to stop, start ect 😊you will love having some tunes playing I would find it quite boring without. I have waterproof headphones when I go swimming too 🎢

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BunaGraduate in reply to MrsRobbo2009

yeah, this took me some time. Start the music app, then start the C25K app, and their talk will override the music when they need to talk. i listen to podcasts and it works like this...good podcasts get so interesting that you forget the time 🀣. keep us posted.

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MrsRobbo2009Graduate in reply to Buna

Love the idea of a podcast actually, was a bit concerned about music making me run too fast and getting puffed out too quickly! A bit of Louis Theroux could be perfect!! What do you like to listen to? I have only just started listening to podcasts so there's probably loads I am missing out on!! x

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BunaGraduate in reply to MrsRobbo2009

Well I'm probably older and longer in the tooth than you are, but Jane Garvey on Radio 4 has started some real life stories which are rather compelling. The first one is about a man falling on a woman in a shopping centre and disabling her for life. It certainly took my mind off running, BUT beware...its only 30 minutes, so I had 5 minutes at the end with nothing, waiting for Laura to tell me I was done !! So look at the length of them before you start them. Have a practice today on setting it up so you waste no time fiddling with the phone for this run,,,,good luck!

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MrsRobbo2009Graduate in reply to Buna

Thank you so much, that sounds very interesting- harder to think about feeling tired listening to that! Xxx

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CmoiGraduate in reply to MrsRobbo2009

I really like The Naked Podcast, though it won't be everybody's cup of tea: bbc.co.uk/programmes/p063wf...

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PollyGrayGraduate in reply to Buna

I am not IT at all so this may sound a stupid question but how do I find podcasts? Never listened to them before πŸ€”

Buna profile image
BunaGraduate in reply to PollyGray

if you go to the purple app on your iphone, that is for podcasts. then start a search for anyone you might want to listen to...just type in a name....then β€˜subscribe’ and save....

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PollyGrayGraduate in reply to Buna

Thank you 😊 something new for me to try

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MrsRobbo2009Graduate in reply to PollyGray

I did it!!! 20 long slow minutes non stop!! Feel amazing now, was so nervous setting out but feel confident I could do it again when the time comes. Xxx

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PollyGrayGraduate in reply to MrsRobbo2009

Fantastic well done πŸ‘πŸ» πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘

🀣 made me laugh. Well done.

Well done. I completed that run yesterday and was really nervous about it. But we did it eh!

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PollyGrayGraduate in reply to Lockdownpositive

Well done what a milestone we have achieved πŸŽ‰πŸ‘

Indeed. Good luck for next week!

Well done PollyGray, I couldn't resist looking ahead. It's a confidence booster getting a continual run done. Good luck with week 6.

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PollyGrayGraduate in reply to DylanTheRabbit

Thank you πŸ‘

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Elfe5Graduate

Woohoo! Good for you! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜„ That run is such a psychological breakthrough. I think that’s the one when I exclaimed β€œWhat??!!” out loud on the pavement, (making an unfortunate dog walker jump a mile) when Laura’s voice told me what I would be doing! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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PollyGrayGraduate in reply to Elfe5

πŸ˜‚πŸ€£ its not just me then πŸ˜†

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Elfe5Graduate in reply to PollyGray

Certainly not! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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PigpogGraduate

Well done PollyGray! I completed that run on Thursday and it was a fantastic feeling afterwards. I'm doing W6 R1 tomorrow and looking forward to it. Never thought I'd say that about running! Good luck with your next run. Onwards and upwards πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜

Pigpog profile image
PigpogGraduate

Definitely! We can compare notes πŸ‘

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PollyGrayGraduate in reply to Pigpog

Absolutely πŸ‘

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