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Week 4 Day 1- I'm Stuck

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C25K week 4 day1 3rd attempt. Nope....didn't happen. Worse than 2nd try. I even had my mantra ready to go. 3 minutes 5 minutes 3 minutes 5 minutes. It didn't help. What can I blame it on this time? It was hot or maybe not hydrated. I don't know. I'm running out of excuses. I was going slow; embarrassing slow. I don't know. I'm stuck.

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Hey there Sweet Tracy.

 

Do not be discouraged at all. What do you think is going on??? If you walk, its ok. You are still moving. Keep trying.

 

You got this!!! Any questions you have?? Ask us!!! Good luck.

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Guest TrishE

Hello Tracy! I promise it happens to everyone. Sometimes the body doesnt want to cooperate. You have to remember how much change its going through. Try going back a day until you kill it and then move on to week four. Running is HUGELY mental. If you give yourself a great boost by getting a killer time on w3d3 your brain may be in a better place. Its hard not to get discouraged, i get it.

I hope this helps :) let us know how it goes!

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Thanks all for the support! I just wanted to follow up and let everyone know that the 4th time was the charm. It wasn't pretty but I did it. I was slow as a snail but I made it through. I wanted to stop in that last 5 minute run but I kept telling myself "Do it. You don't want to repeat week 4 day 1 again " I see some repeats in my future but that's ok.

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Way to get it done!! I hit my wall during this program more than once, believe me. In in the 5k phase of it right now, and at 2.5 miles, I wanted just walk, just for a minute. But I know if I do, because I have before, it's just not the same so I push through. It really is 80% mental, at least.

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I know how you feel, I just did W4D1 this morning and I can't believe I got through it.  Going from 90 sec/3 minute runs to 3 min/5 minute runs was a huge jump for me physically and mentally, but I did it!  I had to slow down from where I was doing Week 3 runs to make sure I didn't cough up a lung, but slow and steady got me there.  I'm using the treadmill for my training (it's cold and snowy outside, and if I have to wake up at 5:00AM to go out in the cold I won't go at all, so it's down into the basement and onto the treadmill for me), and I was doing Week 3 at 6.0 running speed, but today I dialed it back to 5.5 on the first 3 runs and down to a 5.2/5.3 on that last 5 minute section.

 

I think that's the best advice I saw on any of the message boards: just go slow.  My competitiveness wants me to speed up and go for it, but I keep slowing myself down so that I can complete it all without hurting myself (which is what I did to myself 6-7 years ago when I started running the last time: shin splints and runner's knee from over-doing it).

 

I haven't been looking ahead to the other weeks, but I think I saw that week 5 has 8 minute run segments, so I'm starting to get a little verklempt about next week, but I'll jump off that bridge when I get to it...

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