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I wanted to add an update for anyone else who gets to this point and panics when they see the 20 minute jog on week 5, day 3, like I did. When I got there, I ended up doing a repeat of week 5, days 1 & 2, which I wish I hadn’t done because it turns out, I could’ve done the 20 minute jog non-stop. 

I just completed week 6 and rather than psych myself out on day 3 (22 minute run), I decided I would run until I couldn’t any long and was surprised when I did the full 22 minutes non-stop without feeling like I was going to die or like I did too much. So, even if you’re sure you can’t do it, if you’ve made it that far, don’t listen to yourself. Push yourself. You can do it.

On day 3 of both week 5 and week 6, you know you’ve got non-stop jogs, so don’t start out going full tilt. Start with a nice, steady pace that isn’t too taxing. If you have to, don’t pay attention to the timer. Just keep telling yourself you’re going to keep going. Eventually, you’ll get into a groove and your body will quit panicking. You can do it!

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On 8/30/2020 at 8:56 AM, Twosofas said:

Tomorrow is day 3 of week 5 and I’m a little freaked out. Thanks for the advice. I’m going to take it. 

All the work up to this point was to prepare your body for the continuous run so your body is more than capable. When you get tired or feel like you need to stop, just slow down and focus on your breathing and don’t pay attention to the timer.

Oops, I just realized your day 3 was yesterday. How did it go?

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