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W5 R3 DONE! I jogged for 20 whole minutes and didn't die!!!

younggrizzly
younggrizzlyGraduate
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W5 R3 today.

Felt all day like I was going to sit an exam or something! Properly nervous.

But...I did it! I'm so chuffed. 20 whole minutes. It wasn't easy but I kept going and I did it. Got a lovely sorta smug glow now but for the first time my legs are complaining a little bit.

Still looking forward to week 6 starting on Friday.

:-)

To all those whose W5 R3 is coming up, don't doubt yourself, listen to Laura and you can do it!

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Rollertoaster

This is brilliant! I am just this minute about to go out for w5r2 (which I'm seeing as a dress rehearsal for the big one on Friday as I'm scoping out the route I will use then!) and thought I'd pop on here for some last minute inspiration, which I got! Thanks and well done! :)

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younggrizzly
younggrizzlyGraduate
in reply to Rollertoaster

Glad I could be of service :-) Good luck for the rest of week 5. Goodness knows if I can do it so can you!

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Fraz73
Fraz73Graduate

Well done younggrizzly. Mine is scheduled for next Tuesday and it is daunting but looking forward to the challenge! Good luck with week 6 :)

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younggrizzly
younggrizzlyGraduate
in reply to Fraz73

Thank you - it will be here and you'll have it under your belt before you know it. Believe in Laura, and keep telling your brain you can do it because it will try and lie to you!!

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runningwild
runningwildGraduate

Well done, great feeling isn't it? ;)

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younggrizzly
younggrizzlyGraduate
in reply to runningwild

It really is! Surprising!

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rosn123
rosn123Graduate

Well done! Got mine on Friday. Hope I can do it too.

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younggrizzly
younggrizzlyGraduate
in reply to rosn123

You really can!

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nickinocki

Fantastic, well done younggrizzly. I did it on Monday, what an amazing feeling! Like you, I can't believe that I got through! My legs were fine and I could have gone on for a couple more mins I think! The really good news is that my legs didn't ache yesterday or today :)

I'm Starting week 6 tomorrow.

Good luck.

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younggrizzly
younggrizzlyGraduate
in reply to nickinocki

Yey well done :-) I could've kept going in the end too but as usual I struggle through the first half something horrible. Can't wait to move on know. Good luck with your week 6.

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nickinocki

I struggle at the beginning too. Reading a lot of these blogs, it seems to be pretty common

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Reluctanthusband

Did mine this morning as well. Great feeling but found it easier than I thought.

I think it may have been that I was able to keep the rhythm going as there was no stops. I know that sounds strange but before I knew it I was at 15 mins and all downhill to home.

It was my first run in the rain and was able to keep going for another 2 mins at the end to get closer to the house and to save getting chilled during the cool down. How sad was that?

I'm actually starting to think that 30 mins is achievable and looking forward to the longer runs.

Bring on week 6!!!!!

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younggrizzly
younggrizzlyGraduate
in reply to Reluctanthusband

Well done! I wish I'd found it that easy. I'm not relishing the thought of the longer runs but I believe that I can do it now and that's a lot of the battle :-)

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7ermintrude
7ermintrudeGraduate

I have my R3 tomorrow morning ...a 5.30 am start..so by 6 it'll be in the bag or i'll be in the gutter!!!

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younggrizzly
younggrizzlyGraduate
in reply to 7ermintrude

5:30am wow...too early for me. Good luck!

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nickinocki

Good luck. Pace yourself & it'll be cool! Let us know how you get on :)

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cazzania

I'm just preparing myself psychologically for my run in the morning, Wk5 Run3, so reading your blog has helped. Nice to know it can be done. Congratulations :-)

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Bongodrums
BongodrumsGraduate

This post is just what I needed. Thank you younggrizzly :-) W5R2 tomorrow after work then R3 Saturday morning. Have been feeling a bit nervous but excited at the same time :-) main worry has been a suitable route but hopefully will sort that tomorrow. Thanks for your inspiration & well done. Good luck for week 6 :-)

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jcm13
jcm13Graduate

Well done! Mine W5R3 is Sunday. Nice to see it can be done.

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suesk

Well done!! Doing W5R2 tonight, very apprehensive about it.

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ratbag24

I just wanted to say WELL DONE, i can't imagine ever getting there but what an achievement .

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caro8642

wk 5 run 2 done.....run 3 on Saturday. Will be away for the weekend as well, but already have a route in my mind. I am actually looking forward to it. Considering I found wk 1 hard, I can't believe I have come this far. No stopping now! Well done to all those that have achieved it so far, it helps to know that I am not alone in the quest!!

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Sachelle
SachelleGraduate

Ooh how proud you must feel! I am just about to do W3 R3 and can not ever imagine running 20 mins solid!!!

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Hidden
HiddenGraduate

Oh! Thank you ! Thank you ! Thank you !. I start week five on Tuesday and listened to it on I shuffle after run today as well as reading it on this site and saw wk 5 R3 so after a sharp intake of breath ! I thought well I'm going to do this . (After back injury week before Xmas into Jan at work NHS theatre practitioner,) I am getting back into my running and doing ct5k was an ideal way of doing it. I'm doing 2 sponsored 5k runs May and July so this is an ideal way of training. So I was so pleased to read your post which has filled me with encouragement. Cheers!😀

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