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Sitting here, torrential rain.OH on train.Waiting for boiler engineer and impatient to get to the gym.This forum and C25k programme has just changed my life forever.

It’s even got me writing to myselfπŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚

I am just taking stock of my first full week of strength and HIIT.Trying to understand what my body is telling me.

Just feeling that I am beginning to float.πŸ™ˆ

Last Monday started with a 5-6k outside run and then 12 sessions in the gym amounting to 2.5-3hours per day for 6 days.

Running clocked up 31k and the same walking.I started off by keeping HIIT/ sprints a day apart from strength.

My all body strength workouts have always been mixed with 5 min running and walking intervals to keep my heart rate raised as resistance m/cs invariable are done from a sitting position.Of course in a gym there is a balance of remaining focused but being appropriately sociable.Although I have less time for those that attend a gym just to exercise their tongue.I am very tolerant if the subject is running.

I have started sessions by warming up and using my quickest 5k pace over 800m of 8.1kph.But this warm up is preceded by a 3 part warmup, all body and heart rate increase,legs only usual stuff and 5 min walk at 5.5 kph.

That’s me I am ready to HIIT.30 seconds to be all out, followed by 4.5 mins at 5.0 kph walking and heart lowering. Actually finding my calves ease off during this period also without an interim stretch.

I started off at 11 kph and over the week I am comfortable with 13 kph and climbing.

I also find the distinct daily separation is becoming more mixed in a natural way and I am just going to go with the flow.If every day becomes the same and my recovery,sustainability and overall quickening is good, then so be it.I am not going to fight this.

Planning now to have a structured approach over the next 3 months to measure this fairly loosely for all distances from 100m-10K.

HealthUnlocked/C25k/magic10K/Marathon Support the Motivationl Magic Candy Store for all things Running.

Enjoy it all. Atb. with your endeavours.πŸ’₯πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ’₯β˜„οΈ

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Great post TBae, I feel like I'm in your head listening to this play out! Keep up the fantastic progress. Looking forward to more musing's :)

in reply to LoungeLizaard

Hi Mitch,

Pleased for you starting your HM and you have come such a long way.πŸ‘πŸ‘Atb to all participating.

Not sure though, about Abi’s lippy idea for you mate irrespective of colour.But if it takes you further and faster, What’s not to like.

Keep enjoying the Running Candy Shop.

At least I have plenty available space in my head Mitch.πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚


in reply to Tbae

Lol - I'll say it now my friend... between my foot issue(s), the weather, and winter gremlins, if I make it to the HM, I'll wear the lippy with pride!!


wow you are on fire, i am very impressed with your level of activity, its inspiring....dont forget the reset weeks, and the odd Epsom bath would give some revival the candy store approach :)

in reply to ju-ju-

Thanks Juju, yes been on your Epsom baths for months now since you mentioned them and will never forget your reset advice.

Hope all is good with you.Yullah.πŸ˜‚



You’re amazing Tbae! What are you on? Krypton? πŸ¦ΈπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ πŸ‘

in reply to lexi6

HealthUnlocked Motivational Magic.Got to cool it on occasions Lexi or my OH will lock me up and throw away the key.

Fair play I am just like a kid in a Candy store.The trick is not to eat the Candy.πŸ™ˆπŸ€”πŸ˜‚.Perhaps.I am just a novice and as daft as a brush and as thick as two short planks.

Yullah. πŸ’₯πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’₯β˜„οΈ

in reply to Tbae



Love the post and am in awe of what you've achieved x

in reply to FlickM3

Love your Dec continuous running and you supporting your daughterπŸ€” with her running.πŸ€”

It’s too cold to streak Flick, in Dec.πŸ€”πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Atb Flick, keep bringing your magic and visiting the HealthUnlocked Candy Store.Just look mind you.


in reply to Tbae

Thank you, I'm really enjoying it.

Kate isn't my daughter, she's a friend. My daughter completed c25k before me - she was one of the 10% who did 5k in her graduation run (ah, youth).

Love your posts :)

in reply to FlickM3

Gosh that is impressive.Its her genes Flick from her amazing Mum.

Love that you are enjoying it.It was made for you and you it.πŸ’₯πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’₯β˜„οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘

Yullah Flick.β˜„οΈ


There's no end to your exercising talents Tbae, you are an inspiration to us all....shame you dont live closer Daddycav wouldve sorted your boiler πŸ˜‰

Hi Bev,

I am just looking for the answers in this C25k Candy Store.Just a novice Bev.

Loved your very thoughtful post in finding your Candy.

I could do with the talents of your OH also.πŸ‘πŸ‘.

Don’t know enough and beginning to think there must be a logical efficient order to exercising, with medical reasons why cardio should follow strength stuff.πŸ€”

Trying not to lose the pleasure due to over focus.πŸ™ˆ

Definately going to keep pursuing this HIIT stuff for 3 months and see what it brings.

Think I might look at something called the Cooper Test.πŸ€”

Hey Bev gone off on one, again.

Keep finding and enjoying your running.Nothing compares to its magic.


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