Week 5 Run 3 DONE :-) Yayyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)

I'm so happy, so so happy - I only went and flipping did it :-) I've been dreading this run so much, its been on the forefront of my mind for days now lol and I did it :-)

I took onboard the advice you lovely people gave me last week and started out slower - I normally run at 9.5kph so started at 9kph so that I could easily drop down into the 8s and 7s if I needed to, but wasn't going as fast as I normally do (which isn't fast lol - my daughter leaves me standing!). So off I trotted - the first 5 mins were achey, my achilles hurt, then my calf took over, then my quad - just feeling tight. After about 6 or 7 mins they'd eased off and I felt comfortable and started to relax more. When Laura told me I had done 15 mins I upped the pace to 9.5kph as I was nearly there (ha ha, just two weeks ago 5 mins had me quaking in my boots, now its 'nearly done'...) then with 2 mins I pushed up to 10kph. At just after 1 min to go I realised that I'd clicked over to 2.9k during the running bit and I thought s*d that - so pushed it up to 10.5kph and it clicked to 3k just as Laura said well done and I could slow down. I did that, burst into tears and sobbed for the first minute of the cool down lol lol lol - I felt totally elated - so darned happy - 20 mins!!!! :-D Overall including the 2 walks I covered 4.1k so very happy with that :-) Yay :-) it feels so so good!!!

For anyone who reads this and is facing this run soon just go for it - I didn't think I could do it, couldn't see how I could jump from 8 mins on Monday when that hurt to 20 mins on Wednesday, but somehow you can. Laura says trust the programme and she is right - somehow it just works and the feeling you get as she congratulates you and you know you've done something flipping amazing is just the best :-)


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8 Replies

  • Wow, reading this is really inspirational! I'm starting week 1 run 1 tomorrow morning and I cannot wait until I'm running like you on week 5. Well done! Keep going and before you know it you'll have completed the whole program and be a pro jogger!

  • That is an inspirational post - well done AmandaW. I can totally relate to the tears - I burst into tears when I completed w1r1 - goodness knows what I'll be like in future weeks!

  • Well done :) You should be really proud of yourself. I bet you are smiling all day /evening :) :) :)

  • It's a great feeling, isn't it ? Well done you :-)

  • Well done and my feelings similar to yours. What a fantastic feeling isn't it. Good luck for the next run.

  • the 20 minutes is the first big hurdle (other than actually getting off the couch and starting the plan) - its such a nice buzz when you do it

  • Well done and thank you for this inspirational post! I did week 5, run 1 last night so only 2 more runs until the bigggie! I love to read posts like this because they make me think that I can do it too! :-)

  • Thanks so much everyone :-) I didn't stop smiling for the whole evening lol!

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