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Just completed the dreaded W5R3!

I decided to go for my third run this week a day earlier than usual, so that the spectre of 20 minutes running without a break didn't haunt me for too long. I also decided as I left the house to vary the route slightly so that I was starting in the opposite direction to usual, so that I didn't pass any of the points where previous milestones had been set. I didn't want to feel discouraged as I passed the 90-second run mark! All of the above paid off, because I completed the run without any problems. The psychological barrier was near the beginning, as I always feel a bit stiff to start with, but once I'd done the first five minutes the rest was reasonably plain sailing. :)

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WELCOME to week 6!!!!! True, this is more mental then physical in my opinion. I bet you are on cloud 9 after your 20 minutes! Please keep us updated!

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Yes, well done we're at the same stage. Did mine today, definitely a mental challenge! Good luck with wk6 ;)

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Well done, it feels great doesn't it :)

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I was ecstatic when I completed W5R3, well done all of you

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I did my wkr3 when visiting my mum in Norfolk. Was a route we had regularly walked the route with the dog and still can't believe I ran the whole way round! Stuck on wk8 at the moment, nursing a poorly knee. Itching to get back out there though! Well done and good luck with your future runs.

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Superbly done, Tityre!! I love the idea that you had to run the route in reverse to remove all landmarks and milestones!! That was nothing short of brilliant!! It is indeed a mental game sometimes...and you won!! Great job and Keep Running!!

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Well done. I have "that run" scheduled for tomorrow & feel it is the mental part more than the physical I need to get past. Knowing others have done it (and suggestions such as varying the route) really helps though so thans for posting

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Thanks for all the supportive comments, and good luck to Spud!

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