W3R1 - No, no, no, no, no, no . . . YES, YES, YES

Thanks to all of you who supported me through W3R1. I DID IT!

Surprisingly I found the first 3 minute jog better than the previous 90 seconds, I seemed to be able to get my breathing under control a little better and kepT thinking about Laura's comment about "bobbing over the hedge" and this kept my speed under control. However, by the last 3 minute jog my calves felt as tight as a drum but keep going I did and was very pleased for it. By the time I had made my 8 minute walk back to the car the calves had eased. As to W3R2 . . . bring it on!

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  • Well done. I agree, when I went up to 90 seconds the first time it seemed liked an age, so much longer than the minute...but with 3 minutes you get time to get into a 'groove'. I've just done 5 minutes this week (week 4r1) and likewise, the rhythm kicks in. It's clever this C25K, isn't it?

  • I am amazed at how it works. Never thought I would be able to do the 3 minutes but as you say you are able to get a bit of rhythm going. Heres hoping run 2 is just as good. Good luck with Week 4.

  • Thanks. Run 2 will be as good...just remember you've already done it, so there's no stopping you now :)

  • I've just done W3R1 today too and really enjoyed it. The second 3 minutes seemed long, but only after Laura mentioned "only 60 seconds to go". I had been going fine before this, but those 60 secs stretched on and on.

  • Ha ha, yes its amazing how looooooooooong 60 seconds can be. But we did it. Good luck with R2.

  • I did W2R3 today and immediately started worrying about Week 3! It's good to know it was ok for you. I'm looking forward to finding out more about "bobbing over the hedge"! Well done and remember, I'm right behind you!

  • Ha ha yes make sure that you dont "bob". I shall keep looking over my shoulder just in case you try to overtake me. Good luck with W3R1 - you may be a hare and not a tortoise but I am sure you will manage it and be hopping with joy after your first 3 min run.

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