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Beginning the bridge to 10k soon

RuthMargaret
RuthMargaret60minGraduate
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I graduated C25K in June (again) and after a stern telling-off from the nurse about my sugar levels I've cut down on my sugar intake and snacking. As a result, I have lost a couple of stone, so I'm finding it easier to keep up with running now. It turns out, you move faster with less weight to carry!

So I've been looking at Juju's magic 10k plan, and I think I'll give it a go. I've slipped down to running about 20 minutes at a time, so I'll need a couple of weeks to build back up to 30 minutes again before I start, but I'm excited to have a new goal!

Wish me luck πŸ€

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Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate10

Good luck, not that you’ll need it! 10k here you come! πŸ’ͺ🏽

RuthMargaret
RuthMargaret60minGraduate
in reply to Tasha99

Thanks, I'm looking forward to it!

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10

You’ll love it. I did the time-building version first as I found that idea easier to imagine coping with, and then moved over to do the distance version. Nearly there.... It’s fun to have a bit of structure to keep things moving along. πŸ˜„πŸ‘

RuthMargaret
RuthMargaret60minGraduate
in reply to Granspeed

I think I have been struggling a bit without the structure. I'm planning to do the time building too, as I'm not that quick, and I find time easier to regulate than distance. How far are you into it?

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate10
in reply to RuthMargaret

Your 5k time will improve just by building up to 10k πŸ‘πŸ½ Hills also help.

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10
in reply to RuthMargaret

Done 9k but want to do it again before I move on and we’re away this week, so still a few runs to go! πŸ˜„

Grannytobe
GrannytobeGraduate10

Great news, it’s a fantastic plan, hope you enjoy it when you are ready to start. Well done cutting down on snacking and weight loss. It must make a lovely difference. Happy running

linda9389
linda9389Ambassador

You're really turning things around, well done. The magic 10k program is fab - I'm doing it for the third time! The structure and the support of a group with the same goal is great for boosting motivation. Good luck!

RuthMargaret
RuthMargaret60minGraduate
in reply to linda9389

Thanks! I might not do it in the 8 weeks, but I'll certainly give it a go. My only real obstacles are the weather (I now have a baseball cap to stop my glasses getting wet), and the possibility of illness (I work with small children). It's a challenge at this time of the year, but we're all in the same boat 😊

The hard part will be keeping it up at the end of the programme 😬

linda9389
linda9389Ambassador
in reply to RuthMargaret

Take as long as you need! You won't be the only one :) When I finished the first time, I started right back at week 1 again 😍

Lizzisforliving
LizzisforlivingGraduate10
in reply to linda9389

That’s what I’m doing! Glad to meet a virtual fellow enthusiast. X

Deals1
Deals1Graduate10

Well done with the weight loss. Good luck with the plan

Keep us posted

RuthMargaret
RuthMargaret60minGraduate
in reply to Deals1

Thank you - will do!

Lizzisforliving
LizzisforlivingGraduate10

Good luck! Great plan. Xxx

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Well done. Take it slowly on that long run each week and take as many rest days as you need. You can do the 3 runs in any order you like. It’s a brilliant plan.

RuthMargaret
RuthMargaret60minGraduate
in reply to Dexy5

Thanks. You see, that's my problem - I go off too fast and get shattered. I need to slow it down!

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10
in reply to RuthMargaret

Have some snails to take with you 🐌 🐌 🐌

Achy4days
Achy4daysGraduate10

I'm starting Juju's magic 10k plan this week as well. Let's become strong, fast and fabulous together!

RuthMargaret
RuthMargaret60minGraduate
in reply to Achy4days

Oh yes, let's 😁

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10

Good luck RuthMargaret!

Happy running😊xx

Run46
Run46Graduate10

Great, very well done on the weight loss too.

A new goal helps to keep it interesting and at this time of year when it's not quite so inviting outside, we need all the help we can get...enjoy it πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

RuthMargaret
RuthMargaret60minGraduate
in reply to Run46

Thank you 😁 I do feel I need something to keep me going, because it's too easy to not go out as the nights draw in and the weather gets worse. I never thought I would be excited about the idea of working harder and running further!

Run46
Run46Graduate10
in reply to RuthMargaret

I know, it's crazy right!

I've just started Ju-ju's magic 10k too RuthMargaret and I'm doing week 1. Today I ran for 5.6k! I was over the moon at that to be honest! Broken the 5k barrier so the next run is 2.5 and I'm aiming to do that on Wednesday. I think the little short runs each week act as a motivator. Is there a parkrun near you? It's not for everyone but it makes light work of a regular 5k run! I'm sure you'll do brilliantly when you're ready to start.

RuthMargaret
RuthMargaret60minGraduate
in reply to marmalademonster

Good luck - you got this! We do have a couple of parkrun fairly close, but Saturdays are always busy! We're getting one in my town next spring, so hopefully I'll be more inclined to go if it's on my doorstep!

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