The dreaded week 5 run 3.......I only went and did it!

Ok, what can I say, you were all right, trust in Laura and the programme..... I was all set to repeat run 2 tonight to try and build up more confidence before attempting the run that seems to have us all quaking with fear but after reading blogs in my lunch break I decided to bite the bullet and just give it a try.....

I followed the route I did for run 2 but took legions advice and made my warm up slightly longer so that I had crossed the main road and therefore passed the worst of the hill before I started running.

My Achilles were very tight and my legs felt heavy but my breathing wasn't too bad (it's a bit cooler today) when Laura said I had run for 10 minutes I was chuffed as that was the most I have ever run without walking, at 15 I felt so proud and suddenly realised I could do it, wasn't even dying by the end which is usually the norm..... Straight home and into a hot bath feeling rather proud and chuffed! Just hope I don't suffer too much tomorrow!

To all you other week 5ers, if I can do it anyone can!!!! Keep going xx


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17 Replies

  • Congratulations enjoy the great feeling x

  • Well done. Enjoy!!

  • Whoooppppp! Such a great feeling isn't it! :)

  • Good job! great run and now it's just onwards and upwards! :)

  • Well done. Me too tonight... great feeling isn't it. I never thought I'd get to run for 20 minutes the first time I ran and struggled at 20 seconds.

    I am really starting to believe that I can graduate. Keep letting us know how you are doing please. :o)

  • So pleased for you. :D Knew you could do it. ;) I bet your perception of long runs versus intervals has changed a bit after today?! Have a good rest day or two now and don't be tempted to go too fast when you start on week 6.

  • Well done you. It's really mostly a mental challenge from here and I know you will be fine! Onwards and upwards! :-)

  • Brilliant Nicolaclaire! Think and pray for me tomorrow when I launch into my 20 minute jog!

  • Well done, it's such a great feeling to know you can do it after all those doubts. You will be smiling all day.

  • Wonderful achievement... Hope your smile resembles a Cheshire cat!

  • I am doing this tonight- well done !!!!


  • Yay! well done :)

  • Woohoo, well done, such an achievement :-)

  • wow! I did my first run of week 4 today and thought.. 5 minutes.. I surely can't do 5 minutes, but went for it anyway. And Huzzah! I completed it. Now looking at the week 5 runs, which are just next week, I have no idea what I was worrying about. Week 5 run 3 is the one to worry about.

    But you did it!! And that gives me hope too. Thanks for sharing and congrats!

  • Well done you. No-one thinks they can do it and everyone discovers they can. It IS great. Your next big milestone (soon) is when Laura tells you that you are officially a runner!

  • I love reading comments like these! I am facing the same run on Sunday and I feel much better about it now. Way to go Nicolaclaire!

  • Well done... I've still got a week to go before wk 5 run 3.. It's a great inspiration when I read posts like yours..

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