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Woo Hoo it’s week 2 of 10 is the Magic number 10k plan 💥

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
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Morning everyone, and welcome to the second week of the 8 week programme to get you from 5 to 10k. How have you got on during the first week?

I was a grumpy runner today in the rain and in a RUSH!!

So anyway for week 2 you need to do:

3k

5k

6k

So this week I would like you to think about your breathing. I share some of my own tips in my vid, and I think this article is useful. I like the fact that they say it's better to breathe through your mouth as I have NEVER been able to breathe through my nose when I run!!!

runtastic.com/blog/en/how-t...

Here is my vid that explains it all:

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garym
garymGraduate10

Did w2 r2 run this morning was lucky with the weather 😀 as for breathing though your nose I have a job breathing though my mouth at times 😂

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misswobble
misswobbleGraduate10
in reply to garym

Ju did write that she doesn’t breathe through her nose either. I can’t 🤷‍♀️

Can anyone? 😁

Will this rain ever clear off! 😁. Poor old Ju does suffer so on our behalf. It’s raining here again so you’re not the only gal getting regularly soaked. I am running in the rain again today 🤨

Keep up the good work peeps 💪

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garym
garymGraduate10
in reply to misswobble

I know and I wasn’t having a go at ju, it was a attempt at humour

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misswobble
misswobbleGraduate10
in reply to garym

👍😁🤥😤

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ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to garym

😎

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ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to garym

I know the feeling!!

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Hidden
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Still on W1. Did 2.5K Monday, 5.5K Thursday and running the Shipley Country Park parkrun tomorrow for my 5K and final run of the week!!!

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ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Hidden

Brilliant, well done you 😎

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Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate10

I’m still on week 1! I’m not very motivated but I’ll keep at it! I tried to do faster than normal yesterday on my short run but I found it hard and didn’t enjoy it. I think I’ll just have to go at my normal pace and hope eventually I get faster. 😞 ParkRun tomorrow. That might perk me up.

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ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Tasha99

Good plan, and focus on the bits that make you feel good to keep you motivated. Well done.

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Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate10
in reply to ju-ju-

Got a Pb so something’s worked!

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Sofabeardave1969

Hi, can I just ask what kind of pace we’re doing this? I mean do I slow it down from my 5k pace(about 5.45/6.00 per km) to be able to run further??

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ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Sofabeardave1969

For the longer run always do that at a slower pace as you are increasing distance rather than speed. The short run could ideally be intervals where you do short blasts of speed which will help your overall performance.

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Richroux

Week two here we come - thanks for the tips and the link to the article, although it did baffle my daughter as to why I was lying on the floor with a book on my stomach :-0

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ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Richroux

Ha ha brilliant, well done

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Mulberry59

I’m also following your excellent programme. Am a fairly recent C25K grad, so hoping not to get left behind ;-)

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ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Mulberry59

Well done.... take it as steadily as you like. It’s a rolling plan so you don’t have to do each week prescriptively. You may want to do each week twice, it’s entirely up to you 😎

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MrskittyC
MrskittyCGraduate10

Did my 6k this morning and surprised myself! Was so much better than the 5.5k last week... possibly due to the slightly drizzly colder weather.

Thanks for the breathing tips - really helped me today and concentrating on it stopped me thinking I was going to die 😳

Looking forward to a couple of shorter runs before moving on to the 7k next weekend 🎉 Starting to believe in myself now 😊

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ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to MrskittyC

Thinking you are going to die is never good.... well done on your progress.

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AineMc

I was due to do 5k today (park run) then 7k on Monday, since I’m a week ahead, but was feeling strong when I finished the 5k and it was a beautiful sunny morning so I did an extra round of the park and managed 7k. It felt great so my confidence is growing that I’ll be OK for the big 10k I’ve signed up for on 3rd June as long as thing keep going according to plan. Thanks for the tips on breathing. I have found the breathing techniques I’ve learned in Pilates have been a huge help since I started running and it’s very similar to the advice in your linked article. I tried the nose breathing when I first started C25K but found it impossible to get enough air in my lungs so gave up.

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ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to AineMc

Well done.... perhaps take 1k off one of the other runs so you stick with the weekly mileage? And how exciting to have a race to aim for too 😎

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ToniCR

Not quite done week 1 yet. I should be caught up later today. Thankful we have a cooler rainy day today. My run in 25C heat didn't go well on Thursday! I am looking forward to week 2 and reaching that 6k.

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ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to ToniCR

Well done and yes the heat is the worst I think. I prefer the cold weather most definitely!!

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ToniCR
ToniCR
in reply to ToniCR

Started my week with the 5k run today. So far so good!

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ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

I know the feeling!!

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Nictwit

I finished off w1 today. Although I did swap the 5.5k for next week's 6k so as to do 3.7 miles in tribute to the London marathon runner who sadly passed away. So far so good!

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ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Nictwit

That was so terribly sad wasn’t it.... and well done.

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Richroux

Dam and blast .... ran 6k yesterday, hard work but loved it, now I have VERY sore knees & tired shins / ancles. Could it be:

a) It was it too much to soon to have run 5.5 Wed then 6 Sat as I am still new / inexperienced?

b) I started using new shoes Wed and although had gait fitting my legs need to adjust to the new shoes / support

c) shoes not the correct fit (plus too much too soon)

Will have to rest for several days / a week now which is very disappointing as I really want to get back out there!

:-(

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ToniCR
ToniCR
in reply to Richroux

Oh no, that's too bad. Don't have an answer for you, but my guess would be the new shoes. Hopefully someone else can help, and hopefully you can get back at it soon!

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ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Richroux

It could be all of the above... hopefully the rest will help....

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Pinchie01
Pinchie01Graduate10

Accidentally did 8k last week and then due to work madness wasn’t able to run for a week, however just completed 5k and back on plan! Strange feelings - didn’t like not being able to run last week (who is this imposter!?!) and a bit scared that I suddenly wouldn’t be able to run at all after a week off! Your mind does crazy things to you. Really grateful for this forum and all the support - so thanks everyone!

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ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Pinchie01

Well done and it’s all so much in the mind that is very true....

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linda9389
linda9389Ambassador

Woo Hoo indeed! Week 2 completed. Hip no better BUT it's no worse either and that's progress giving the running I've done. After extensive (embarrassing) filming yesterday, the physio wants me to make some changes to how I run - after this morning's 5K I have lots of new aches :D :D :D But definitely 'aches' not 'pains'. From now on it's uncharted territory for me - 6K is the furthest I had run before. I suspect the gremlins are gathering at the door :D

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ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to linda9389

That’s great you are getting guidance on your running form, that will ensure you don’t end up with problems later in your running journey. Well done.

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