W5R3 - smashed it!: What a week! Personal bests... - Couch to 5K

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W5R3 - smashed it!

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BrixcosGraduate

What a week! Personal bests being smashed all over the place, and today I ran 20 mins in one go. Who would have thought!! Definitely not me.

It wasn't easy but it wasn't hard either. I am absolutely delighted with myself.

Big thanks to everyone in this community for all the motivation, support (and playlists!) you've given already. I couldn't have got to this stage without you xx

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IndicatGraduate

Brilliant! No stopping you now - you’ve got this! I’ve just completed W4, so this time next week I’m hoping to be where you are today 😊

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BrixcosGraduate in reply to Indicat

You're doing brilliantly too! I'm just checking the way forward for you 🤣

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SybilwGraduate

Just checked up - well done! Great week. It’s really just a matter of believing you can do it. See you at graduation.

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BrixcosGraduate in reply to Sybilw

Definitely! Bring it on!

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VespinaGraduate

What a fantastic milestone. Glad to hear it went well. Good luck for week 6. Back to the last set of intervals. But sounds like you’ve got this nailed.

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BrixcosGraduate in reply to Vespina

It definitely feels like it now. I'm almost starting to think about park runs and other previously impossible things!

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VespinaGraduate in reply to Brixcos

You’ll get there. It’s a whole new world opening up. Just carry on keeping it slow and steady as you have been

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RoxdogGraduate

Fabulous!

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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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BrixcosGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Thanks for the warning, I will just trust in Denise and do as I'm told...!

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to Brixcos

👍

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LionoGraduate

Excellent news! Well done. I'm actually looking forward to seeing if I can do the same this weekend!

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BrixcosGraduate in reply to Liono

Thanks. Of course you can do this. One small step at a time 😊

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OldflossAdministrator

Well done you... a happy runner is what we love to see! On you go and relax into the next week !

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BrixcosGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

I'm so looking forward to it, Oldfloss!

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Instructor57Administrator

Very well done!You will be smiling all day now .

Do take your time with week 6 runs 1 and 2 as they catch people out with going back to intervals

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BrixcosGraduate in reply to Instructor57

Thanks. I'll bear that in mind. I can't imagine I won't want to walk when Denise tells me to, though 🤣

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FrencGraduate

What a happy smiley photo! Well done on running for 20 minutes, that’s such an achievement 🤩🤩🤩.

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BrixcosGraduate in reply to Frenc

Thank you kindly 😊

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Trainers2022Graduate

Hi what an achievement, you look as if you are loving what you’re doing 😁.

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Birra1Graduate

Well done 👍👍. I have got my first 25 minute run tomorrow. I think I am probably a week ahead of you. We are also same age. I'm 58 and have never done any running til now.I'm over the moon for you and fingers crossed I I will be posting a positive run tomorrow for me.

Let's keep going. We can do this 💪

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BrixcosGraduate in reply to Birra1

Yes, we've got this covered. Good luck for tomorrow, and I look forward to seeing your post 😊🎉

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Birra1Graduate in reply to Brixcos

I've done it!!!! It's 7am and I am just back from my first 25 minute run. I was quite worried about it as I found last week's shorter runs a bit of a challenge even though I had fun the 20 minute run fine. Definitely mind over matter. Well done me. I'm giving myself a tap on the back. X

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BrixcosGraduate in reply to Birra1

Woo hoo!!!That's awesome! You deserve more than a tap on the back. Here is a thunderous round of clapping :

👏👏👏👏👏

And some other appropriate gestures!

🤜👌👍🙌

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Birra1Graduate in reply to Brixcos

Thanks a ion. Definitely gives you the push being part of this forum.

WOW - amazing congratulations 🎉🎉🎉. I loved the euphoria, pride and amazement of achieving the 20 minute run and looking back at how far we have come!!! It is such an achievement and you should be so proud of yourself. Onwards and upwards, although hopefully less upwards as I’m not a fan of hills either!! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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BrixcosGraduate in reply to Kenzo22

No, they really do slow you down! So just onwards is good 🤣

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davelinksGraduate

Well done! You're now on the same as me, I'm out early in the morning on w6r1.Keep it there! 😊👍

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BrixcosGraduate in reply to davelinks

Way to go! I'm doing that run tomorrow (Monday) 🏃‍♀️🎉👍

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