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I just did C25K W5 R2!!
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samwitwicky · 14/07/2021 19:01

And I needed to tell someone!!

I ran for 8 minutes straight. Twice. Who'd have thought??!!!!

But fuck, the next run is 20 minutes and I've just about convinced myself I won't be able to do it so should just stick to repeating today's.

Anyone done this already? How did you find the jump from 8 mins to 20?!

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KihoBebiluPute · 14/07/2021 19:54

Well done! You are doing brilliantly!

It's ok to repeat runs to give yourself more confidence, and to create a "half way" point between the thing you know you can do and the next step, if the difference seems too much.

You have done 8 minutes twice, with a short walk in between. That's 16 minutes running. So a half way point would be to do two 9 minute runs and halve the duration of the walking respite in between the two. Do that if you like, and the step to losing the walk in the middle won't seem so daunting. I know I did things like this during my c25k journey but I just checked out my posts in the 'exercise' topic on here for the relevant weeks (around mid November 2020) and although it felt daunting to go from 2x8 to 1x20 I found that I could do that step without an extra half-way thing. It might be more feasible than you think - half the battle is convincing yourself to give it a go.

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WTFisNext · 14/07/2021 20:22

Well done. Honestly as someone who started C25K in size 22 joggers and 6 stone overweight you really can make the jump to W5 R2. Take your time and revel in the sheer sense of achievement when you run for 20 minutes non-stop. It's not about speed. If you're faster than you walk then you're doing great and it can grow into something previously unthinkable before you know it.

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DramaAlpaca · 14/07/2021 20:26

Well done you! Don't worry about the 20 minute run, everyone's scared of it but actually it's easier than doing two eight minute runs with a break in between. You'll be high as a kite when you've done it Smile

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LemonDrizzles · 14/07/2021 20:27

Congrats! Well done! Fantastic news!!

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samwitwicky · 15/07/2021 09:23

Wow thanks all so much!!

That high feeling at the end is what I'm going for Grin

Aiming to do it tomorrow - fingers crossed!

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EmmaStone · 16/07/2021 09:31

Well done! It's an amazing feeling. I'd say go for it with the 20 min run, it's an incredible progression. And if you really do feel you need to slow down for a bit, what does it matter? It's all good (and you're still going faster than me here, typing my response while still in bed lol!).

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