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Yo ! It’s week 3 of 10 is the Magic Number 10k Plan 💄

Welcome to week 3 of the 10 is the Magic Number plan.

How are you all doing? Isn’t it so good to be enjoying the lighter mornings? So the plan this week is for a:

3.5k

5k

7k

This weeks top tip is, Never Give Up,’ yes it’s that simple... and is my motto in life. 👊🏼

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Still suffering with my with calf strain and not yet started the plan. Utterly despondent. But happy the weather is so lovely! Best take my name off the list, ju-ju. Cannot see myself being able to run for a while. 🙁

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Oh rotten eck! It could take three weeks from that to mend, or four. you can keep icing it regularly with your foot raised - not too raised though I used my husband’s TENS machine on my calf tear and I reckon it did it good. It could have been a combo of things but you like to feel you’re doing something to help yourself as it makes you feel more positive! 💪👍🙂

It will heal but it will take time. I did have a few false starts before finally giving in and letting it heal properly

So, you sit this one out and do the next one. Or maybe you can pick it up in a few weeks See how it goes 🙂

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Thanks misswobble, it is so frustrating. Not really that painful, but I worry it will turn into a proper tear if I run. 🙁 I have had a couple of false starts - took 8 days off running, it felt completely fine (tested it by jumping on the spot - no pain). Off I went, had a lovely run, next day, slightly sore again. Meh.

Will start with the old icing tonight. And maybe two weeks of not running. Aaaaaagh. So miserable. 😢

Thank you for replying, lovely lady. x

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Aaaw Sadie😯....nooooo! Sorry to hear this..up on the couch then, have a hug from me mend soon.xx

😙☕🌸🌻🌼🌹🌺

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Thanks Jan. 😘 Only you guys understand how frustrating/upsetting this is. My bf thinks I am daft. Sympathy is much appreciated. xxx

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Sorry to hear about your calf. I'm feeling similarly despondent with an ankle ligament problem and physio says I need to strengthen ankles & hips before I run again. I hope I'll make it to 10k this year but am worried about losing my running mojo. Hope your calf strain rapidly improves and you're back out there soon. X

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Thanks Slinky - and sorry to hear of your woes too. Poor us! Try not to worry - even if mojo temporarily takes a holiday, you will get it back again. I do know how you feel, though, totally. Focus on your strength work, you will get there! And we WILL make it to 10k this year. Hope your ligament is healed soon too. I thought I was a patient person, but clearly am not! 😟 xxx

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Thanks Sadie. Must keep positive, after all the sun is shining for once! Funny how you can be patient with others but not yourself isn't?

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Oh no, poor you. Oodles of sympathy available from me. Having had to sit out the previous two or three cycles of this program I know how frustrating it is. But you will come back. This morning I ran 7k. I'm sure I enjoyed it all the more because of the enforced break. Before you know it - you'll be out there too, stronger than ever, mojo intact :)

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Thanks Linda. Feeling a bit more positive now. Will definitely build up slowly to get back to where I was - around the 6.5/7km mark. 🙂

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I am so sorry, keep at those strengthening exercises and don’t give up on them, they will make you a stronger runner....

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Thanks Ju-Ju. I'm being religious about the exercises & at least I've learnt that certain types of terrain (steep cambers) don't suit my feet & knees that turn inwards!

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Oh no, poor you. Oodles of sympathy available from me. Having had to sit out the previous two or three cycles of this program I know how frustrating it is. But you will come back. Apologies if I'm repeating myself, but I made a schedule for my comeback based on ju-ju's 10k plan - it started with just three ten minute runs every other day, I then built this up over a period of 13 weeks (I counted from the date the next 10k program was due to start) so I ended up at the program start point of 2.5k, 4.5k and 5k. All the way through I had a short run, a medium run and a longer run. It worked really well for me. Although I was starting again from scratch, it was a new plan, I knew what had to be done each day (barring minor tweaks depending on how my hip was doing) and this was enough structure to make me feel I was achieving something even though I had effectively gone backwards. This morning I ran 7k. I'm sure I enjoyed it all the more because of the enforced break. Before you know it - you'll be out there too :)

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Thanks Linda. 😘 It does feel a bit two steps forward, three steps back right now! And just as the weather has picked up, too. You are right though, sometimes we benefit from an enforced break. I just miss it so much, especially as running is my “medicine” and keeps me on an even keel of emotions. Your plan for building up again sounds fab. I I have another week on the IC again and then I will test the waters with a gentle 10 min jog. If it comes back again after that, it’s the physio for me! Thank you for your kind sympathy, means a lot. x

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PS sorry everyone, I seem to have hijacked this thread with my whining. Hope all of you on the 10k journey are doing well!

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Well done, that is really impressive and what a good plan too. It shows hard work, focus and determination pays off. Brilliant.

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I am so sorry, I do hope it sorts itself out soon and you can join us again when it’s better ...

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Thanks ju-ju. 😘

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Unfortunately I’m going to have to put the B210K on the back burner for a while 😢.

The whole reason I started the C25K program was to help maintain my weight loss, which it seems to have done more than a good job.

The problem is that I don’t want to lose anymore weight and all this running malarkey is still meaning that I’m losing approximately 2lb a week 😵.

So I’ve reluctantly decided to continue enjoying my 5K runs for a bit longer, then possibly try again at a later date? 😢

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Glad you are still running, just get out there and enjoy it, there is never any pressure to have to go further etc...

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I finished week 2 today. 5k on Tuesday, 3k with speed intervals added on Thursday and my first ever 6k run today. It was a great running week for me! I took a new route today to help with the repetitiveness and it really helped. I had to really slow down and push to keep going for that last 1km but happy I was able to do it! A little nervous about stretching that to 7k for week 3.

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Woo hoo that is really fantastic, well done 😎

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I have a quick question if you see this. I accidentally ran approximately 6.5k for my 5k run. Doing 7k tomorrow. For my short run, should I still go for 3.5k or cut it back to 2k? I'm wondering how important my weekly total is. Thanks

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I managed my week 4 plan with an 8k run at the end. It was a hard slog and I felt a slight niggle in my right knee afterwards. So I have taken a 3 day break and hope my next run 4K will go smoothly. So far, so good.

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well done thats really good :)

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Yay! week 3 ticked off. I start each week with the longer run, then I feel the other two are simply recovery runs (no pressure for the end of the week then, I'm very easy to fool :D ). 7K is the furthest I've ever run. I'm almost looking forward to week 4 ...

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Fantastic well done youbare doing so well 😎

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