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    Hi, I'm 68 and just finished W5D3. I was so scared last night that I couldn't fall asleep and then I just yelled at myself and decided that I will have no judgement. Just do the best I can. Well I did it. Ran the 20 minutes with no problems, so excited... I run a bit faster than a turtle but I figure that I'll work on the speed after I build up my endurance. On to W6.
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    For anyone reading this topic and aren't sure about the app let me tell you...it's incredible! The whole idea of the app is to provide a sensible approach to getting off that couch with a goal in mind of getting to 5K within 8 weeks! I know for a fact if I tried that without the app I'd have failed miserably through trying to do too much at the start and probably injuring myself in the process. This app worked perfectly for me, I'm on W8 D2 and can't wait to get started on the 10K when I've finished this one because I trust how the program works. I strongly recommend another app to track distance/pace etc but don't drop this one - it's the perfect guide to build you up to where you need to be after 8 weeks
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    Hi Rachel, don't worry about it, the whole aim of this type of training is to improve your endurance. There are a few ways you can trick your mind though. If you're counting in your head be it the sixty seconds or the eight intervals, count backwards as this makes it seem more positive. Actually keeping your mind occupied on anything else will distract you from whichever part of you body is burning the most. As for the physical part if you can't jog then try a power walk or a sidewinder - as long as your heart rate is up you're improving :-) I'd also recommend you try a pyramid to get your confidence up :-) Power walk set 1 slow jog set 2 faster jog set 3 run set 4 & 5 fast jog 6 slow jog 7 power walk 8. You've still done your same 3 really but you've managed to spread it over the eight. You'll be able to jog the whole 8 sets in no time at all so don't worry and stick with it. Best of luck :-)
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    Good luck and keep your eye on the prize!
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    How do you find out what pace you’re running it? Thanks
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    I'm on week 7 day 3. There were plenty of days I had a hard time. It will take a while to get a rythmn to your running. When ever I find it hard I try to think about why I started this. I am over weight and only now feel comfortable running in front of people in the beginning I ran early or late in the day so people won't see me. I promise it gets easier and better! Keep up the good work.
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    Hi Rachel, It is perfectly fine if you can't finish. Try the best you can and your mind will give up before your body will. Repeat the days you can't do it, and don't move on yet. Proud of you. You can do it. Don't give up. Keep us posted here.