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week 4 run 2 arggg

well did this run outside in the lovely fresh air, went well at first but i think i need to change my route as half way through the first 5 mins of running i was going up a hill and that was really hard going, just wanted laura to say thats it and she said just 60 secnds to go , will i make it to the top , puff puff omg only just never been so out of breath wanted to stop but i was determined if i got to the top i had achieved something.plus the rest of the run was all down hill. timed it perfectly as well did a round route and knew exactly where i had to finish to walk the last five minutes and end up right at my door as laura said finish whoo hoo , one more run on friday then i'm in for week 5 :-)

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well done maddykins! just did my wk4 run2 as well, did it outside but not very warm here today, however quite warm by the time I finished! i ran the same route as last weds but couldnt believe how much further around the reservoir I got, so ended up with quite a long walk back! am not thinking about next week, it scares me! it was up and down hills, well gentle slopes to be honest, and briefly, very briefly, I did think this is ok, could perhaps do another minute or two! good luck to you with the last run of week 4!

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Well done with your run and great to see such determination, i avoided hills longer than you although they have to be done so sooner rather than later , you wont worry so much over the next couple of runs when a hill appears - been there done that you will hopefully think. Enjoy your friday run.

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Hi all,

I'm new to the forum but just piping in to say keep with it! I just completed week 5 today and I was really scared at first. Looking back on both weeks, I think 4 was much more difficult than 5. 4 obviously does a LOT to help with your fitness levels before you get to 5. I was mostly worried about the longer runs, especially 20 minutes with no breaks. Did that today and survived! Keep us updated on your progress - you can do it!

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Welcome to the forum and well done for getting this far. That final week 5 run seems to cause the most worry and doesn't often turn out to be as scary as we think. :)

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thanks all for the comments love the support on here we're all in the same boat so to speak . wish i could row abit faster lol... keep up at the back! its all a bit hilly round here as i live half way up the hill no avoiding them really unless i get a taxi home loooool. now thats a thought . look forward to reading all your latest blogs x

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I think we all wish we could row a bit faster :) Taxi's home sounds like a plan....I've often wished I'd had my oyster card with me so could get the bus back home. Luckily I don't carry it with me so had to carry on running.

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I did W4 R1 today and found it HARD!! But 16 minutes of running is impressive - that's what I'm telling myself to motivate me to carry on!

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