I ran for 25 minutes, don't think I have ever done that before!

Week 6 complete and according to Laura I am a runner! At 45 I have achieved my longest ever run (in time)!! It was raining but that didn't dampen my spirits. I am running very slowly, at this pace it will take 40 minutes to do 5k but hopefully now I know I can do it I can run a little faster each time. Onwards to week 7 ...

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  • Well done. I too have just done the same run. I could have written the above but I'm 46 and my 5k would take about 50 mins. We even have matching grins no doubt. It's a great feeling isn't it.

  • It is a great feeling, well done to you - I was grinning madly in the rain!

  • Well done! Like you, I'm 45 and have never run continuously for as long as this ever, not even at school (used to walk for most of cross country). I've done 25 mins 5 times now, 28 minutes on Wednesday. We can do it!!!

  • I only remember doing cross country once and hated it, I am sure I walked it. Well done to you, keep going!

  • Well done to you all. You're doing brilliantly! It really is magic to hear Laura say that you are a runner! I'm 45 and just graduated (smugness has not worn off yet ;-) ) It's mostly a mind game from here, the hard build up of physical fittness is nearly done so hang in there. I'll be looking out for your graduation blogs!

  • Well done thats a great feeling when she says that so great I rewound it so I could hear it twice.

  • I am 49, and have run for 35 minutes three times so far. I have never run for that duration ever in my life; even when I was in the military. I have seven more runs left in the program, and am now concentrating on distance. I run very slow, and by my rough calculations, it should take me about 45 minutes to run 5k. I will be so over the moon when I run for EITHER 45 minutes or 5k.

    I know we've all said this before, but I just am amazed at how far this program has helped me to reach. During the first week, I was struggling so much that I wished my eyes could have turned into an extra set of nostrils, because I was wheezing so much. Now when Laura says, "You've run for 12.5 minutes, and are half-way through.", I just smile because I know I GOT THIS!!!!

  • Well done! I was supposed to do it today, but chickened out due to pouring rain and feeling rather rough :-(

  • We all have off days. I was meant to run on Sunday, but pushed it back until Monday because I felt really bad. It happens, and you've got to listen to your body. When you feel better, you can tackle it. :)

  • Well done!

  • Well done all of you who have finished week 6 - isn't it incredible we can do this? I'm 51 and have just started week 7 so only one run ahead. I keep thinking if that people like me who have done absolutely no sport for 33 years can do this then the vast majority of the population can do it. Somehow the NHS has to get this to a bigger public!

    Good luck in week 7.

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