Couch to 5K
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W6R3 turned into 5K .. whoops!

I set off this morning to run w6r3 with trepidation as I have really struggled through the first 2 runs of this week.

As usual, the first 10 - 15 minutes were the most difficult. (It always seems to take me a while to establish a running/breathing rhythm and, until I get into this pace, I tend to gasp and stagger along.) It was a beautiful morning, perfect running conditions and before I knew it, my endomondo app was telling me I had covered 4K with probably about 3 mins of the 25 mins left to run.

As I was feeling pretty good, I decided to push on and see if I could complete the 5K - and I did it, just within 30 mins :-)

stats (not including warm up and warm down walks): 3.14 miles (5.06K) in 29 mins 57 secs. Av speed 9.32 min/mile, max speed 8.19 min/mile.

Am going to stick with the plan for the remaining three weeks, but just couldn't help testing the holy grail of the 5K :-)

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Well done that's excellent.

i did this run this morning and i only ran 3.75K :-( not sure how this compares to anything but i'm hoping to join a local park run for Christmas hopefully i'll make it to 5K by then?

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I did cheat a little bit as I chose a route which was mainly downhill, I think that's why I found it fairly easy. Going to do a proper route from next week with a fair balance of inclines and downhill - that'll really test me :-(

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That's amazing, - no wonder you're called Dazzle! You must be running fast - imagine what you'll do when you're running for the whole 30 minutes. Good job!

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Wow! That IS fantastic and three weeks early. Well done. As Vivwestie says, no wonder you're called Dazzle. Keep running.

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congratulations! I like the idea of downhill :-)

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