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W5R3 done!! 🤩

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Panda_eyesGraduate

Wow, can’t believe I managed to complete this run! 20 mins! It was tough and the longest run I’ve done without stopping. Looking back in W1, I couldn’t even manage 60 secs. I have never been an active person so am so proud of myself for achieving this. This programme is amazing at building stamina over the weeks!

I’ve noticed that one of my ankles feel sore, like a sprain. I do the 5 min warm up walk and 5 mins cool down at the end but should I be doing more stretches before/after each run? Any advice greatly appreciated 👍

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Congratulations on completing week 5 !That's a milestone run 😁👍

Be mindfull of week 6 runs 1 and 2 as they trip people up !

Here are the suggested pre run exercises ⬇️

runnersworld.com/health-inj...

And the suggested after run stretches ⬇️

nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/h...

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Panda_eyesGraduate in reply to Instructor57

Great, thanks for this. I’ll check out the links 👍 yes week 6 looks like it’s going back to shorter runs but I’ll take it slowly!

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BS44Graduate in reply to Instructor57

Do you do these exercises as well as the warm up and cool down walks or instead of?

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Instructor57Ambassador in reply to BS44

As well as

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TeddybobGraduate

Brilliant well done

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Panda_eyesGraduate in reply to Teddybob

Thank you so much 🤩

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AH21MMGraduate

Fantastic, well done! that’s my next run…🤞🏻

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Panda_eyesGraduate in reply to AH21MM

Thank you. Good luck on this run. YOU GOT THIS!🏃🏻‍♀️🙌

Congratulations! The fitness we gain as we go along is substantial. I'll be doing the 20 minute run tomorrow, I'm quite excited!

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Panda_eyesGraduate in reply to PickledRadish

Thank you. Yes my fitness level was zero when I started! Good luck for tomorrow 🙌

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Jericho2332Graduate

Well done! That's the toughest run of c25k out of the way 👍🏻 onward to graduation now 👌🏻

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Panda_eyesGraduate in reply to Jericho2332

Thank you! Indeed the toughest run both physically and mentally. I’m starting to enjoy the runs now haha. (Funny as I used to hate any form of exercise!)

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Jericho2332Graduate in reply to Panda_eyes

The same for about 99% of us on here I think 🤣 we all had to start somewhere. It really is a great plan and this forum is full of awesome people who will help you out as much as possible 👍🏻

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FrencGraduate

Well done 🐼eyes! It’s such a great feeling completing this run. 😊😊😊

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Panda_eyesGraduate in reply to Frenc

Thank you so much! 🤩

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Sisteract5Graduate

Brilliant - well done! This programme definitely amazed me too - you’ve obviously put in the hard work to get to this point. Congratulations! 😊

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Panda_eyesGraduate in reply to Sisteract5

Thank you so much 🤩

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amisfitGraduate

Congrats it's another milestone

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Panda_eyesGraduate in reply to amisfit

Thank you so much 🤩

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amisfitGraduate in reply to Panda_eyes

My Pleasure

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tmbtrainGraduate

👏 well done! Only 3 weeks till graduation. Go easy with the ankle. 🙂

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Panda_eyesGraduate in reply to tmbtrain

Thank you! Yes really looking forward to completing the programme 🤩

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