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Weekly chat 29th January to the 4th of February :)

Hello everybody. I hope you are having a good new year?

Sometimes we don't feel like putting a whole post up but just want to share something small, so this is a great place for doing that during the week.

If youre a lurker it is a great place to say a little hi without the pressure of a full post.

Wishing you all a happy and healthy week,

Juju, Realfoodieclub, Oldfloss, Millsie-J and Jan-now-runs

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Oops... only supposed to run 9km for JuJu's week 5 b210k long run but found my run-all-day gear, heartrate zone 2 50% zone 3 30% and carried on to 12km! I know that breaks the 10% rule but it felt good. No issues in legs. Relaxed breathing and low pulse. Super slow "jog forever" pace now found at just under 7:00!

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Ran the furthest I have ever run on Sunday: 7.91km. If I had seen the distance I would have run another 90metres but was only looking at the time!! D'oh!

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Brilliant run!

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Thank you! Was very slow. 😁

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Slow is good when you are building! You are doing great!

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Thanks!

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Hi!

Been a good running month, have run every other day all month, last two runs 4.5 and 6k, if I manage the 8k planned tomorrow will have run 80.5k in January (50 miles!!!).

Have just been steadily increasing distance, will probably do the same runs next week.. has been a hard slog but worth it so far!!

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Wow, 50 miles in January! Well done :)

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Well done Richard.

However please don’t push too hard too soon, you are a very new graduate and sounds like you want to be in it long term, so steer clear of the injury couch through over use.

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Thanks! Just did the 8k which was hard in the wind, think next few will be shorter to recover a bit 👍🏻..

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Last run in January completed. Only 2 miles but enough to also complete 50 miles in Jan. Set off in hail which rapidly changed to sunshine. Which was nice.

Back in Blighty since yesterday. This week is a recovery week. Having now discovered the somewhat masochistic joy of reaching the top of a hill I now need to go and find some more to run up. (Next week!)

And I think it's time I signed up to a 10K program. Another one soon Ju-Ju?

And it's probably time I did a Park Run.

And some trail running.

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Hello all. I’m a bit miffed today. Haven’t run for 6 days due to work blah blah blah. Really felt desperate to get out there and decided to try the speed podcast. I did it all and managed it but I was really out of puff at the end of it and instead of running back home I walked. Now I feel disappointed in myself as I have been running slow 5k three times a week. Today only 3 1/2.

I’m thinking slow but longer might just be better for me but then worried there’s not much gain in doing that. Argh. I’m so confused by it all.

Anyway whinge over! Happy Wednesday all xxx

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There is loads to gain in slow but further; that way getting faster lies. When you have the stamina to go further, you'll know how much more you can push speed on the shorter distances. But slowly, slowly, catchy monkey; everyone needs time to consolidate before they build... you will do this though, have no fear!

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Thanks I graduated at the end of December so have been running lots each week. I’m just worried about how much I can actually give to running )time wise) as I have two young children and work full time as a teacher. I’m a bit time precious. It’d be nice to run faster and far but I can’t help but feel if I push it too much I’ll end up hating it which is certainly not where I want to end up

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Totally get it; I'm also time-poor. For a few weeks after C25k graduation I just continued with 30 min runs x3 per week. Then I started making one run my luxury run - total me time. So now I do 2x 5k per week (normally week day evenings but occasional early mornings like yesterday) and then my weekend run has been very gradually extending. So this Sunday I was just under 8k (see post above, lol!). And I have found that gradually the time taken on my 5ks is reducing.... but I am probably taking longer than others on this, it's just what works for me.

My goals for 2018 are to run 10k (ie. Be a graduate on here) and join Parkrun.

One last thing; i too am scared I may start hating running. But right now i am loving all the things it has brought me too much - better ways to deal with stress, better shaped body and lots of me time! Plus of course, all the lovely peeps on here!!

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Thanks for this reply. Sounds like a great plan. I live 10k away from my place of work so if I can eventually stretch that far I can run home one evening.

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Thank you so much for your Bridge to 10k plan as I finally graduated today 😁 but I do wonder why I’m not losing weight? I understand that you gain weight when giving up smoking but I don’t think I’m eating all that much more and am definitely exercising loads. I’m currently at my fittest ever but also my fattest and heaviest!!

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Did my first run of Up to 10k(again) Week 4 this morning. A nice 4k run...but without trying I came in on an average pace of 7.47...which is really quick for me!

Loving it and getting stronger obviously. Thank you for your 10k plan Ju ju 😊xx

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Gosh, I have so much to say this week!! Lol!

Went out for a lovely relaxed 6km this morning and miracle of miracles, my splits were utterly consistent; every km was run within a 5 sec time bracket so 7.04 was my slowest and 6.59 was my fastest. Think I might finally have found my pace!! Happy Friday all!! Xxx

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Did my 8k run this morning😊...a pb over 5k and a much quicker time over the 8k than the first time I did the 10k plan!...Still moving Onwards and Upwards it seems 😄xx

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