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W6R1: a fantastic enjoyable run πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ.

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hells_bells2207Graduate
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On Saturday I completed week 5, the longer run of 20 minutes & I really enjoyed it. I posted about it & then I was advised by many to be aware that week 6 catches some people out. So I went into it with some trepidation & wonder.

It involves 5 minute & 8 minute runs with the brisk walks in between. Let me now summarise; I thoroughly enjoyed it, it did not catch me out at all & then this left me wondering where it catches a lot of people out.

It also proved to me, what I had actually advised to someone else on here this very morning, that we are all so different & some will love a particular run & some will hate it. This morning it was to a lady who had heard about the longer distances of W5 & she was getting very concerned she wouldn’t manage to finish. I reiterated this to her, that I have literally just completed W5 & I loved it.

I know it’s easier said than done but we should all try not to worry about what others are saying, because we may in fact experience the opposite By worrying we’ve had negative thoughts, anxiety & added unnecessary stress, but on the other hand by reminding ourselves we may not experience what others have, we will avoid all that anxiety & we will probably find the run much more enjoyable because we won’t go into it with concern or trepidation.

I’m proof to that with W5 & so far with W6.

Happy running πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ.

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Frenc profile image
FrencGraduate

Well done you! And some very wise words 😊.

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hells_bells2207Graduate in reply to Frenc

Ahh, thank you πŸ™

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Imc50Administrator

Oh. She's got Vavavoom 🌟πŸ₯³πŸ₯³ look at the runner evolving and blossoming fantastic and not a mention of reoccurring "naughtiness" that's a well done hells_bells2207 and you're even mentoring others out there, brilliant stuff πŸ‘

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hells_bells2207Graduate in reply to Imc50

Brilliant 🀩! Love this reply! Thank you 😊.

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Instructor57Administrator

Well done completing week 6 run 1 .It is the run that catches most people out in the program .

Often because they set off too fast as they feel invincible having just completed week 5 , so the warnings are justified .

However, as you say not everyone will have the same experience and running at a conversational pace will certainly help.

Enjoy the last interval run when you do week 6 run 2. πŸ‘

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hells_bells2207Graduate in reply to Instructor57

Ahhh I see! Thank you 😊.

Oooh, I didn’t know that about the last interval run! I think I’ll miss these! Thank you for letting me know.

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to hells_bells2207

Ha, I've let the cat out of the bag now 😁Enjoy the rest of the program !

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hells_bells2207Graduate in reply to Instructor57

You definitely have! Thanks.

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johannasweetGraduate in reply to Instructor57

I came here to say this. But not as eloquently. I think it's all about expectations. After doing week 5 run 3 without stopping, I wrongly assumed Wk6 R1 would be easier with intervals. You went in with trepidation and found it manageable/easier than anticipated. I went in expecting to smash it, and found it manageable/harder than anticipated!

I've just done Wk9 R1 and am enjoying it but do miss the occasional walk break!

Yes! Awesome post. Loving the vibes from your update. You're so right, we're all so different and our experiences will vary. Great getting tips, but in the end it's you (body and mind - however they turn up!) and the road on any given day.

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hells_bells2207Graduate in reply to MimiRunsToo

Thanks so much, so kind!Yes so right; our body & mind.

Lovely picture. You be a graduate in no time.

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hells_bells2207Graduate in reply to angiepoole

Thank you .How are you getting on angiepoole ?

Congratulations on completing your longest C25K workout to date.

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hells_bells2207Graduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you. And I took *all* the advice on board.

Oh I didn’t realise that was the longest workout so far!

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IannodaTruffeMentor in reply to hells_bells2207

It certainly is, but I think most people's problem with this run stems from overconfidence borne from having completed a 20 minute run previously.

One 20 minute run does not a runner make.

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hells_bells2207Graduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

I thoroughly enjoyed the 20 minute run, I equally loved the following interval ten!

Tomorrow will be W6R2.

I truly never thought I’d get this far!

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nowsterGraduate

Well done for keeping things under control. πŸ‘

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hells_bells2207Graduate in reply to nowster

Yes, sure, thank you.

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Birdlady64Graduate

Well done!Forewarned is forearmed, but you are so right. Everyone is unique and has their own unique experience of each and every run.

You have some great advice there too - take every run as it comes and just enjoy the experience for what it is. There are always positives to take each time we lace up and go out.

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hells_bells2207Graduate in reply to Birdlady64

Ahhh, thank you so very much for those words.

Well done, i think that we run the 20 minutes then think week 6 will be easy and find it’s not because overall it’s longer, you’ve obviously found your happy pace

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hells_bells2207Graduate in reply to WillowandSola

Ahhh, I see!Thank you.

I hadn’t even realised it was longer!

I just went off & enjoyed it!

I'm still annoyed at the energy I wasted worrying about W5 R3 for two weeks before. At that point, I decided not to look ahead and trust Laura. She knows what she's doing, right?

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hells_bells2207Graduate in reply to MrBassmanjazz

Exactly! I have never looked ahead at the program, but obviously I do learn from hearsay, as many will, even those of us determined not to look ahead.

I am now not going to worry about any run I hear comments about & especially negative things. I proved that with W5R3 & W6R1! I hope you now can do the same, especially as you’ve learned that it was wasted energy & a worry for way too long.

Good luck 🀞

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smokeysmokeGraduate

I’m going to do w6r3 tomorrow and was getting myself a bit bothered about it. I shall just go out and do it!

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hells_bells2207Graduate in reply to smokeysmoke

Brilliant ! Another person converted 🀣!

Seriously, I hope you have a great run & that it goes to plan.

You are just ahead of moi!

W6R2 next!

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smokeysmokeGraduate

And I did it!!! Feeling very pleased with myself

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hells_bells2207Graduate in reply to smokeysmoke

That is fantastic.so you are moving up the next notch to W7!Brilliant 🀩.

Well done!

And NO more worrying ahead of particular sessions πŸ˜‰.

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smokeysmokeGraduate in reply to hells_bells2207

πŸ˜ƒ it has given me confidence. Enjoy your next run

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