W8R1: It's magic 🎩. How on earth have I just... - Couch to 5K

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Janec1956 profile image
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It's magic 🎩. How on earth have I just managed to run, sorry, slow and steady jog, for 28 minutes and actually enjoy it πŸ˜€. I'm totally elated, again! I just can't believe it's meπŸ˜‚

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AlMorr profile image

Congratulations on running run 1 of week 8 and enjoying it too, only 5 more runs to go until you graduate, onwards and upwards πŸƒπŸΎ

Poppdog profile image

Yes it’s you. I know totally amazing feeling. I still think wow me running.

Roxdog profile image

😊 amazing isn't it! Just magic!

Instructor57 profile image

Well done!

Good this program innit 😬

Headspace1st profile image

I know exactly how you feel! I felt the same this morning after completing mine. Go us! 😊😊😊 I’ve just told my son about running by his house every other morning and he said it’s really strange thinking about me moving fast or running as I never did any moving before this πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

IannodaTruffe profile image

Because you have become a junkie.

Your endorphin (endogenous morphine) and endogenous cannabinoid receptors are excited when you run...............so you run again, feel good and run again.

It's too late..........you are hooked.

In layman's terms what IannodaTruffe is saying, is your experiencing that legal "high" that running provides, and yes you are indeed hooked, might as well start that Christmas present list of what a runner needs right now πŸ˜˜πŸŒŸπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

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IannodaTruffeMentor in reply to

All a runner needs for Christmas is a run..............

RunDone profile image

It's crazy isn't it? How can you go from wondering whether you can make the jump from 60s to 90s and then only a few weeks later be running 28 minutes and actually enjoying it!!? The plan works. Physical and mentally, it works. Enjoy your running!

GoGo_JoJo profile image

Its amazing what we can do when we try, and how much fun it can be! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

John_W profile image

Well done! Yes, amazing isn't it? Or so you think ...

The boring answer is that you got here because you've managed to stick with a progressive training program that means you're always prepared for the next step, whether that was an increase in running from 8x 1 minute runs to 6x 1.5 minutes or the big psychological hurdle that is W5R3. Every single run that you do helps prepare you (by an accumulation of fitness) for the next run :-)

Enjoy your final 2 weeks!

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