Week 5, Run 3 complete, after my 3rd attempt!!

I started off very well and couldnt be more motivated until i caught a bad cold at the end of week 4. I have tried and attempted week 5, 3 times since, finally completed it all. Cant wait to get into week 6, feel alot better now. I felt I lost my techniques for running and breathing properly. (Very unfit, never played sports at school). Fingers crossed I can now get on with it.

Did anyone else experience the same of having to repeat week 5?? Definately the hardest (so far)!!


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  • I had trouble with week 5 but for the same reason as you. I got a bad cold and thought it would be ok but I just couldn't breathe properly and had to stop. In the end I had a week off to recover and rest. Since then it has been absolutely fine and today I just completed week 8.

    You will probably be ok now you are better. Many people struggle with week 6 but I found it was straightforward and I hope you do too. Good luck!

  • Week 5 is the one that stands out. It is the change over between trying to run and actually being able to do it. When you finished that twenty minute run I bet you just felt like the king of the world! I cant remember if I cried, laughed or did both simultaneously.

    I didnt have to repeat week 5, but there were many times i didnt think i would get through it.

  • I did week 5 run 3 today and I have to admit I smiled for the last 5 mins and I cried when Laura said there is only 2 mins left and cried harder when it ended. Such an achievement we should all be very proud. Well done to you all xx

  • Thanks for all of your inputs. Really nice to hear that other people felt the same as me. (or been through the same, getting ill whilst in the middle of the programme). I didnt think I would take to it but i really have and am proud so far. Its also nice that everyone is positive and encourging. So many websites arent these days (facebook & twitter) but really like that everyone supports eachother, very rare!! I like reading all the different comments with other hints and tips. Thank you x

  • Congratulations and well done :)! I've just done likewise with the help of my 9 yr old son and boy did i need him - wasn't expecting to jump from two eight minute runs to a 20 min!! Feel just fantastic - most i've done in over 20 years easily!!!

  • I worried about W5R3 all week as I really did not believe I could do it. Laura is so right when she says it is in the mind because I finally did it on Thursday and felt such a feeling of achievement it was wonderful. Ran W6R1 yesterday morning and will do W6 run 2 tomorrow.

  • Well done Mellie, well on your way. I'll be starting week 6 tomorrow, iv looked at what i have to run and feel more confident about it, week 5 run3 felt alot harder and all of a sudden having to run 20 mins in one go was hard. So if i can do that, I'm sure I can get through it. Jen x

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