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Ju-ju-‘s magic 10k November Group: Week 1

UnfitNoMore
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Let’s do this!!!

There’s a lot of us running this plan, and I hope that doing it as a group will give us even more encouragement that we are already used to.

First things first... I’m going to put two replies up to this. They will simply say “timed” and “distance”. Please reply to the one that matches the version of the plan that you’ll be running.

We will, whichever version you are on, have you running twice as much in just 8 weeks! You have probably already looked at the plan and seen that the 3 runs each week are different... most of you will run less than last week in week 1... how cool is that? We have a short run, a long run, and a 5k/30 minuteseach week:

Take the long run at a conversational pace, just like you were advised to run C25K. This one is all about hitting our goal and building endurance.

The 5k or 30 minutes could shout “parkrun” to you, and I expect a lot of you may well be parkrunning it every week. That’s fine, but as you’ll see further down, we need to run smart.

The short run, could be used as a nice conversational paced run, or maybe you’d like to use it as a tempo run (that is a run just above comfortable) or even a threshold run (ie race pace.) if you’re new to speed work and want to give it a go, split the run into intervals if you like. The 2.5k could be 1km quick, 0.5k slow, 1k quick or similar... which would be easier than trying to run the whole thing above comfortable. What run types you use this one as also needs us to run smart.

Run like a girl! That is, run smart! Running is not only about the muscles, it’s about the mind too. I read an article once by a woman who started running with her husband by doing C25K... he “ran like a guy” and left her behind... she ran smart, and graduated weeks before him. We need to be running 75%, or more, of our running comfortably... that’s how the elites do it, Mr Kipchoge runs marathons at 4:30 per mile (or less) but trains as slow as 9:30 per mile on his long training runs. So, for those looking at parkrun with that 5k, the best advice I can give is to only think about time/PB every other week at most, take the other one nice and easy. Keeping the amount of speedwork down will make this easier, your muscles will condition better, need less repairing, and reduce the risk of injury. There is no absolute requirement to run any of this above comfortable pace.

There’s an exercise each week. This isn’t the only cross training needed... this is our featured exercise to try/work on each week. If you’re not already doing so, do some strengthening and flexibility work a few times a week. If you’re looking at where to start, NHS strength and Flex is a great place to start... the forum for it is here healthunlocked.com/strength... so please join. Stronger bodies get hurt less often, and now we are going up in distance this becomes more important.

So... week 1.

Distance runs are 2.5k, 5k, 5.5k

Timed runs are 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 35 minutes.

Runs can be done in any order, but I’d never recommend putting two long runs back to back.

This weeks featured exercise is planks 😱😱😱 we don’t expect you to be in a plank for 20 minutes at a time... like running it needs building up slowly. There’s a 30 day plank challenge app that starts off nice and “easy” with a 10-15 second plank and builds slowly daily. I’d recommend planking 3 times a day. It’s a short exercise but really helps the core muscles to strengthen, and that strong core makes running more comfortable. The picture above shows the low plank, which is great to start with... if you can’t do the straight one, start with the knees down version.

Almost forgot... here’s the plan itself for reference and some good links. healthunlocked.com/bridgeto...

Have a great week everybody... we got this.

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UnfitNoMore
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Timed

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shelly1965

Timed :)

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WillowandSola

Timed is for us 😀 will run 30 minutes Sunday and start planks Saturday

Thanks for all the info

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Trawa
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in reply to WillowandSola

Timed, too many hills near me to go for distance😄

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AlMorr
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in reply to WillowandSola

Planks are good for you Willowand Sola, for starters do the plank on the second photograph above, try it for 30 seconds to begin with then gradually increase the time to a minute or more, once you have done that and you feel confident to continue you could try the full elbow plank on the first photo, say at first for 30 seconds, by the way the record for the full elbow plank is 8 hours by a Chinese man, a 16 year old girl in America held a full elbow plank for about 78 minutes a couple of years ago, my record is 7 minutes, however, I do a 3 minute plank most mornings as part of my exercise regime. 😊

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WillowandSola

Crickey we will do the elbow one as i can’t rest on my knees

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WillowandSola

We did one full elbow plank for 33 seconds and will do another later then every day for a week, we have done them in the past and every day we do squats and tricep dips

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WillowandSola

Hang on.... next week it’s squats which we do daily anyway but do we add the next exercise and still have to do planks? i don’t think i will have time to go to work by the end of the plan if i have to do them all every day I will be sleeping the rest of the time

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to WillowandSola

The weekly exercise is, hopefully, not replacing your normal routine... it’s like a feature dancer... there’s other dancing going on, but for that performance that ones the star. So, this week I had it pretty easy, next week you will have the same! Maybe some will add daily planking, maybe some will never plank again, but hopefully everyone will do them sometimes. The idea certainly isn’t to take what you do and add 7 more things to it over the next couple of months though.

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WillowandSola

Thanks, ive just increased to full time from part time and wondered how i’d fit it all in, but i quite like the idea of planks and may add them to my daily strength and flex plus squats and tricep dips

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to WillowandSola

Cool... I’m sticking to my normal workout time... I do an hour a day, of which some is planks... when I get to bridges I’ll vary my other routines a little to allow time for them. I may even drop them in a couple of times a week, in exchange for something else. The time can remain the same then.

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WillowandSola

Sounds like a good plan, i will have to look up bridges that’s going to be interesting

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WillowandSola

Oh those, i can do those phew

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Cantbelieveit

Timed for me please

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motherduckling

Timed for me too :) Am about to head out and start with the long run!

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Nikkip1
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

Timed! I actually started a couple of months ago but wasn’t very organised and could never remember which run I was on or which exercise I should be doing. Then I had a couple of weeks off with illness and kids’ half term. Up for doing it properly now!!

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Brooko
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Timed for now :-) and thank you for doing all this unpaid work :-)

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UnfitNoMore
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Distance

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marmalademonster

I'm going to do my very best to do the distance! Starting with parkrun tomorrow morning for the 5K.

Let's do this!

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IAmCharliemouse

Distance for me. Parkrun as a starter (of course).

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tiggs1
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Distance for me please :)

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Brooko
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Goooood Luck

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51mc
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Distance for me please.

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trogdelight

Yep, distance for me. I'm determined to get to 10K, no matter how many minutes (or hours) it takes me.

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Docgrayum

Distance for me.

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iain-strachan

Distance.

I'm joining in this out of sequence, as I started the plan a while back, and am now on week 5, and have now completed two 8k runs.

Can I just say to those of you starting that this is an excellent plan - the different length runs allow you to vary what you do in them - you can run fast, if you want, on the short ones, and slow on the long ones.

As you've probably all done C25K, this is less of a challenge, I think than C25K especially if you started with no experience of running. You can do this because now you're a runner!

On my first week, I took my first steps beyond 5k (had done several Parkruns before), and did the 5.5k run. At the end, did I feel I could go on to 6km? Hell, yes! I didn't really want to stop when I got to the end.

The last two weeks have had 8 km runs, and the step up from 7 to 8 was pretty comfortable. In week 4 I did the 8 very slowly, at about 65 minutes - reasoning that I wanted to complete it without stopping or walking, and worry about speed later. The second one was completed in 59:40, and I took the step of really speeding up for the final km as I knew I could do it without conking out. It was fantastic, and took me ages to come down from the high.

I use a very good website onthegomap.com to do the route planning. It semi-intelligently figures out the best route between two positions. If it occasionally gets it wrong, you can correct by dragging the route line across to the right bit. The website is designed for runners so finds paths, etc.

My 9k route is already planned out, and I can't wait!

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Ssasqueen
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in reply to iain-strachan

All sounds great - thanks for the app tip

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to iain-strachan

You’re doing great there. I agree that getting to 10 is easier than starting out.

5 miles done.. enjoy that 9, almost there now.

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Debston
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Distance for me please!

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E27M14
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I’m going for the distance too. Starting with a 5k run tomorrow morning, long one after work on Tuesday and short one Thursday or Friday.

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abitwobbly
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Hi, I'm trying for distance as I really like the parkrun, so that would be a 5K run rather than 30mins as I take 33-35mins 😃

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to abitwobbly

Good call... if you’re comfortable at 5k it makes more sense to do the distance route.

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Cosmo501

Distance please! I need to make an effort to push beyond 8km.

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the_imposter

Distance for me too, I managed parity with sub 30 minute 5Ks doing C25K so hopefully I can do that here too :)

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to the_imposter

It’ll come, don’t worry too much about it, thanks those long runs nice and comfortably, my 10k PB was 67, which strangely was my first... now I’m down in the early 50s

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Jojo235
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Distance fir me please 😁

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FatterPenguin

Well let's give this distance thing a go again. I'm so slow if I do times I'd be running less than I am now 😃

I was injured at 7k last time and I think I'd overdone it so need to be careful.

First run tomorrow, though I'm finding running in the dark, cold evenings really hard, so any tips would be good! 🏃🏻‍♀️

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Moonlit
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

Distance and Time. I have "accidentally" managed to run 11k last week and it took me 1hr 10m. If you allow me I will use the support of the group and adapt the plan to work towards a sub 1hr 10k. I do not want to misuse the group or annoy anybody however so please feel free to say "get off the train"...

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Moonlit

Accidentally? Ok... you’re a couple of months post grad C25K which in many ways is ideal for here.

Get on the train! Theoretically sticking to this plan will help you gain that pace for 1:10... you’ll almost certainly benefit from using the short run as a speed session of some sort... intervals/tempo/fartlek, which will mean keeping that pace down on the other two for best results.

Welcome aboard.

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Jennypenny2
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Hi i am going to do the distance will start Sunday .😊

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Rainbow66
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Distance for me please.

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Runawaytrainer

Distance. I run so slowly that my long run will need to be at the weekend. I just don't have the spare hours Mon -Thurs for more than 5k. Parkrun will have to be put on hold for now.

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Rainbow66
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in reply to Runawaytrainer

I also find that but to be honest I prefer to run on my own anyway.

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Myfi
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Timed for me! I’m already out running three times a week between 30 to 45 mins.

Distance would mean lots of uphills on the way back home🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🥵🤣🤣

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Myfi

We don’t want too many of those uphills at the end just yet, that’s for sure.

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Sallysensibleshoes

Timed for me, but I don’t know when I can start as I’ve hurt my knee ☹️.

Finished C25K with barely a niggle, had a gait analysis, bought new running shoes, used 5mm heel lift in one as I was told that leg is shorter than the other. The other leg is now hurting like hell.

I’m planning to get physio and try to get the issue diagnosed so I can exercise correctly, and get advice as to when I can start running again. I’m feeling so fed up about it but I’ve read so many posts on here about setbacks, I’m determined I will get back into running again. Just don’t know when.

Thank you for what you’re doing to help and support other runners, and good luck to everyone starting this plan today.

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Grannytobe
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in reply to Sallysensibleshoes

Oh dear, so sorry for you. Your legs have obviously been working well as they are and now going - wow, what's that about, hope it calms down soon. Good luck with physio.

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Sallysensibleshoes

Thank you!

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GoGo_JoJo
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in reply to Sallysensibleshoes

Oh dear, that sounds awful. Definitely see a physio, correcting a difference of that magnitude in one go is really going to throw your body out especially if you've coped with it for a long time with minimal issues! You might need to build up to the 5mm over time.

You will definitely get back, never fear on that score! 👍🏻💪🏻😁

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Sallysensibleshoes

Thanks Jojo, there’s a guy locally who’s supposed to be really good for runners, he specialises in that field. I’ll get in to see him ASAP.

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limberlou
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in reply to Sallysensibleshoes

I’ve been running for about 18 months now , then increased my distances this summer and have recently had a niggly hip. Yesterday i went for a Biomechanics check and I found out one of my legs is 1.25 inches shorter than the other!!!! No wonder I’ve had issues!!

I’ve visited chiropractors and physios for years on and off to treat lower back issues , especially during my pregnancies and no one thought to check this. Not sure of the way forward now as I’ve been walking for 60+ years -seems a bit late to alter it now as it will throw everything else out of whack.

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Sallysensibleshoes

In some ways I regret trying to correct it, I was fine before! It’s a bit of a dilemma, probably best to do it in stages like Jojo suggestsed to me. Really hope you get sorted.

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Sallysensibleshoes

Ok... hopefully your knee settles soon... but all the runs will wait for you. See what the physio says and a couple of short tester runs may be in order then.

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Sallysensibleshoes

Hopefully I’ll get in to see him before too long. I’ll call him on Monday. Trying to curb my impatience!

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WillowandSola

Hi 5cm is quite a heel lift to start with and will make all sorts of parts of you ache, is there any way you can have a smaller heel lift and increase a bit fortnightly? that’s what i did

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Sallysensibleshoes

It’s 5 mm, which you wouldn’t think would make such a difference, but the new shoes may not have helped either. Perhaps introducing both at the same time was a bad idea. I’ve just got to be patient and not get disheartened. Hopefully I’ll be running again soon, the prospect of having to go back to C25K for a bit doesn’t bother me as long as I can keep running!

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WillowandSola

Sorry mis read mines 5cm but even a tiny amount will push your bones to align them and your muscles will fight to push them back so a few days or so of aches and pains Hope it settles soon

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Sallysensibleshoes

Thank you, and I hope you both continue to enjoy your running and stay injury free!

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UnfitNoMore
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Well... great start for me. Got to parkrun at 8:15 and it was called off due to ice shortly after 8:40... leaving just enough time to not get to another one. I’ll switch to running this afternoon.

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Rainbow66
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

That’s disappointing!

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Cosmo501

Frustrating! Hope you had an enjoyable run this afternoon.

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Cosmo501

Enjoyable wasn’t the word... but I took out the 5.5k... just posted on C25K about my experience this evening!

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Sallysensibleshoes

How frustrating! Hope you enjoy your run later.

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Keswickfan

Times for me please. Thanks for the info

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Milajayne

Timed

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Olivia78

Distance.

I actually ran week 1 last week so I’m thinking of doing week 2 this week if that makes sense? Knowing me I’m bound to get busy or sick and need an easier week sometime in the plan so that gives me some leeway to still finish with the rest of you!

I’d also worked out the danger of trying to get a PB every week at parkrun. Last week I got a PB of 28.49 but this week I forced myself to run more steadily and finished in 30.37. It was easier than normal to rein in my competitive instincts as I was at a party last night and may have over-indulged slightly so was feeling a bit delicate!

I’ll definitely look up the planks app. I hate that exercise so much I’m sure it’s a sign I should be doing more of it 😀

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trogdelight

It's the side planks I really hate.

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Olivia78

I don’t mind them, it’s the normal ones that get me!

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Rainbow66
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in reply to Olivia78

I have just done week 2 but will repeat it this week. I think a few people are at different stages.

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Olivia78

Good idea with the weeks.

Yeah, planks do work wonders... just keep them nice and short and you’ll be fine for the week... you may grow to like them!

You can laugh at me on bridges week!

Brilliant job at parkrun... having a couple of different paces helps.

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marmalademonster

Week 1 Run 1 done! Parkrun 5k with a time of 32.58 - not too shabby! We've got this, everyone!

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Rainbow66
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in reply to marmalademonster

That’s great, well done!

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Olivia78

Woohoo! Well done

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to marmalademonster

Brilliant start... enjoy the next

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Couchfunky

Time please

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Lizzisforliving
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I’m joining in for distance, please. I finished the Magic Plan on 17/10 and decided I wanted to do it all over again because I absolutely loved it and surprised myself with how (relatively) easy I found 10k.

I started immediately because I’m really busy at work and may only get out twice some weeks, so right now I’m in week 3 and did 7k this afternoon. First time it took me 52’58”, and today 51’54”, so more proof for me that it’s really working. I’m hoping to break 30 minutes for 5k and 1 hour for 10k.

I’m really bad at remembering the strength exercises, however, so that’s my other major challenge.

Good luck everyone - we’ve definitely got this. Xxx

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Lizzisforliving

Great running... I really noticed my comfortable pace getting quicker on the journey to 10k, keep enjoying yourself and I’m sure you’ll continue to improve that time

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Impetuous

Hi, I’m going to kick off my magic plan too, starting with yesterday’s 5k. :-) Distance for me.

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Impetuous

Great start... distance all the way... the 2.5 can be run however you prefer, enjoy that 5.5.

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Footleg

Timed, thanks

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C25l

Timed

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Guinea70

Timed for me :)

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GHu57

Timed for me please - I want to enjoy seeing the distance creep up without being obsessed by it 😊. Thanks for the plan

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Paddywak

Timed

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Paddywak

Not too late to start tomorrow? So I just run week 1x run 1 2.5km? Ta

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Paddywak

Nope never too late... this 8 week plan is very much like C25K when it comes to that. You can run the runs in any order every week, the only thing I wouldn’t recommend is running the long run last one week and first the next

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Paddywak

Yay! Motivated and started. Always the hardest part for me. Planned the short run as I’ve not run more than one a wee every 10 days for past few months. but felt ok and did 31 mins. Really slowly and short run on Wednesday to look forward to! Thanks for doing this. Do we post progress on this thread or elsewhere? Aly :)

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Paddywak

Here is good, but feel free to post on the main forum too! Sorry, not been online much today so I’m playing catch-up! Well done getting started

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Olivia78

Well, I’ve just done 6K steady run at 5am (I start work stupidly early). It was cold and rainy but I did it in 39.02 and even enjoyed most of it, once I’d got the first couple of km out of the way. I must’ve looked like a Christmas tree in my lovely flashing LED armbands and new chest light, but the council has turned off some of the streetlights around here presumably to save money and it is very dark in places.

I did find I was fatiguing, far more so than when I run in the afternoons, and I think it’s because I do my morning runs without eating anything. I think this has been fine until now but as the runs get longer I might need to have a banana or something before I set out.

Great way to start the day! I even did some evil planks before getting in the shower.

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Olivia78

Nice one... you may look like a Christmas tree, but it’s better to be safe out there.

A banana is a good idea a little before your long run... we probably don’t need to fuel for 10k, but that little boost it gives feels great.

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Debston
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Couldn't run at the weekend so have started today. Plan was to do the short 2.5km but it was sunny and dry so decided to make the most of it and push through and completed the 5.5km - that's the longest run for me since I was injured back in early July! Very very slow as the woods were muddy and slippery but I really enjoyed plodding / squelching my way round. Good luck everyone!

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Debston

Great job... i especially like changing the run on the fly, that’s some great thinking and self coaching. Taking advantage of the weather when it’s perfect can really help at this time of year. Brilliant start.

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Spike75

Started on Saturday with a solo 5k, and a very slow 2.5k yesterday. I started thyroxine 2 weeks ago, and a lot of side effects/symptoms hit me yesterday. Surprised I got as far as 2.5k, tbh.

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Rainbow66
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in reply to Spike75

Well done pushing through while suffering with side effects. I hope it all settles down soon.

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Spike75

Well done... that run took some mental strength no doubt. Hope it all settles soon for you.

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Rainbow66
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I had already started so am repeating week 2 this week. 6k done on Sunday and 3k today. Planning 5k for Friday when it looks less likely to rain.

I have also started to incorporate some hills or rather long steady inclines. I have been avoiding them so far but it’s now time to face them as it will give me much more variety in where I can run.

Found a fantastic chest light which also has a red triangle on your back. It sheds amazing light which is great as there are no street lights where I run. I would highly recommend it as an alternative to the head torch. You can hardly feel you’re wearing it.

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Rainbow66

Nice work... enjoy that 5 on Friday.

I’m lucky that I don’t have to run in the dark, but did see dusk the other day... I like the idea of that red on the back.

Feel free to link recommended gear, so long as you don’t own the company 🤣

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Rainbow66
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

Luckily from next year I will not be working Wednesday afternoons so hopefully will only need to run in the dark once a week.

Not quite sure how you add a link but see if this works.

amazon.co.uk/WESTLIGHT-Adju...

Turns out it’s the deal of the day on Amazon today so is only £12.34 which is amazing value. I highly recommend it.

Happy running and thanks for taking this on. The motivation is really great and the way you write is so encouraging and inclusive.

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DeterminedSilver

Can I join please ? I am 70 living with fibromyalgia but just completed C25K . Have done three consolidation runs and was trying to do a bit more . Then found this plan .

It’s structured and I like that keeps me focused .

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to DeterminedSilver

Welcome aboard... you’ve done the consolidation work as recommended, so of course you can come join in if you feel ready to move onwards now. Week one is a little bit of a cutback on what you’ve been doing, so will ease you in nicely. Enjoy this next part of your journey.

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DeterminedSilver

Thank you . Will take it slow and we’ll see !

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to DeterminedSilver

Slow is always the best way... even if we want to go fast eventually, first we build endurance. You’re gonna be fine! I’m assuming that you’re going to follow the timed runs to start with? We can always go to 10k after that should you want to.

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Rainbow66
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Run 3 complete. I was planning to do it tomorrow as I was expecting rain today but as it was dry I headed out.

I much prefer running in these temperature than the summer, it’s just a shame it’s dark!

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Rainbow66

Well done! I’m with you, the weather is better now. Science said the best distance for distance running is 45F apparently, so our closest days would be about 15F away from that, and our hottest ones about 40!

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Achy4days

Sorry for the late reply. I would like to do the distance version. Just did Run2 this morning and am looking forward to running through Christmas

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Achy4days

Excellent... well done! I’m hoping to run at Christmas too, last year I stupidly injured myself in November and my first comeback run was just before new year.

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Achy4days

Comeback runs always feel great, like a little triumph. For me at least x

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UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreModerator
in reply to Achy4days

They do feel so right... it’s just the weeks of not running that suck!

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Achy4days

Definitely. I couldn't run for about 2 months due to a chest infection earlier this year and that sucked hard :( Anyway, I'm finally ready to progress to 10k now. Really looking forward to it!

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UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreModerator
in reply to Achy4days

It’s a much nicer journey than C25K in my opinion.

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Achy4days

That's good to know because I did 8k about 2 weeks ago and it felt super HARD! lol

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UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreModerator
in reply to Achy4days

My first 5 mile seemed tough too, but I did go past some traffic on that one, and I hate those fumes. Maybe it’s the way my brain works, I’d rather run 8 miles than 8k now as the toxic 10 is less significant, and knowing that makes it easier to start too.

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motherduckling

Week one done and dusted! I am usually an evening runner, but had to switch to mornings as it has just been too hot! I am down in Australia and we have had a week of extremely hot weather - it got up to 40 degrees on Saturday, which means that even after the sun goes down it is too hot for a run.... so I sacrificed my sleep and got up at 5am to complete week one this morning.

Bring on week 2!

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Rainbow66
Rainbow66Graduate10
in reply to motherduckling

Well done, I can’t imagine how much harder that is.

I much prefer to run in the morning but especially during the summer. We are luckily having much cooler weather now which is great for running but of course it’s dark.

Hope week 2 is easier.

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UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreModerator
in reply to motherduckling

Well done... and great dedication getting up so early. Enjoy week 2

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runningyogini

Where are people posting their progress/updates? I'd like to see how everyone is getting on.

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