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Still slacking somewhat!

ktsok
ktsok
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Hello everyone!

I forced myself out the house on Saturday to go for a run. The 3 runs before had all been 5 days apart; then a 7 day gap had grown!

It was raining and I wasn’t feeling great (sore throat), but I managed to do a bit of positive thinking and decided that the week could be translated as my six-monthly ‘rest’ week. OK, so it’s only been 4 months since I started those 1 minute spurts... but the principle of rest is good, right?!

The NRC ‘Just a Run’ seemed a fitting choice - a 30 minute coached recovery run that focuses on running easily the whole way. I felt I was going slowly and easily and was amazed at how good it all felt... until minute 17/18, when the wheels fell off a bit and I struggled for several minutes. I stopped to take off a couple of layers and recalibrate; then I was off again at a steady pace and continued running for 5.5km...

I’m blown away that my body is still able to do this after such neglect! It really did feel that the run was a success, simply by dint of being out there, doing it. It would have been so easy not to.

Tomorrow morning the plan is to hit the road again and try to get back into the rhythm of running several times a week.

I have JuJu’s 10k plan and want to start that; not sure how long the planks and so on should be for? I did 5.5km today but it’s coincidental that this is the distance on her plan in week 1: run 3. Do the first two runs of week 1 need to be done before the 5.5, does anyone know?

Oooph, so tired. Goodnight peeps xxx

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Katnap
KatnapGraduate10

Great to hear from you again! Enjoy your new 10k plan 😁

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ktsok
ktsok
in reply to Katnap

Thanks Katnap!

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Jell6
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You can do the runs of each week in any order, looks like you have started with the long one 😊.

Soon the need for shedding layers will have gone!

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ktsok
ktsok
in reply to Jell6

Thanks Jell. So looking forward to the warmer weather! Running along with a waterproof ties around your waist flapping on your legs isn’t very Zen!

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Jell6
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in reply to ktsok

I'm not looking forward to the heat, I'll have to go out even earlier!!!😰🥵

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grumpyoldgirl

Hi kt, well done on getting out there, especially if you weren't feeling too good. I just did a longer run than I meant to too, (but I was feeling ok) so that's my long run done! I'll do the short run next! I did a 30 second plank when I got back from my run. I think I read it somewhere but I haven't been back to check so don't rely on me 😂

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ktsok
ktsok
in reply to grumpyoldgirl

Thank you! I’ll try a 30s plank after the next run x

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grumpyoldgirl
grumpyoldgirl
in reply to ktsok

Good luck, 30s can seem like a very long time. Next time I might do it the way we do in Pilates, which is holding the plank for 5-10s, then pull back up into a downward dog, repeat. Less strain. 😓

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ktsok
ktsok
in reply to grumpyoldgirl

Did 60 seconds! I’m a climber; such a nice feeling to be back in my comfort zone of strength rather than endurance!

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grumpyoldgirl
grumpyoldgirl
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Ah, that's impressive! As you've probably guessed, I'm not a climber!

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Wimborne
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Am I allowed to ask if you are still floating on the clouds? 😊

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ktsok
ktsok
in reply to Wimborne

I am 🥰😍

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Wimborne
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Ah that’s such good news. Enjoy every minute.

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