Couch to 5K

W7/R3 Good Run today and happy to have W7 behind me

Despite a very late night and quite a lot to drink at my family reunion we managed the run OK. I did need more water during the run but no need to stop for anything which felt good. I blocked out all negative thoughts by doing what I did in the earlier weeks with my breathing. Deep calm breathing as I count to 4 (in my head lol) don't know whether this matches my foot fall but I don't really care the counting just helps me block everything else out. Does anyone else find that the first 5 minutes and the last minute seems much longer in W7? On to week 8 next week and hopefully can pull out an extra 3 minutes.

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Hey fellow week 7 finisher!! Yes first 5 seem to have to settle into a pattern, once in the pattern it's ok. I haven't taken water with me yet, I really must as my poor mouth is like nothing on earth when I'm finished!! I'm nearly ready to book my first parkrun... What about you?

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Well done cloud chaser for getting this far. The water does help to revive me but I haven't needed it during the run until this week. I must look into whether there is a park run in my locality for something to aim for post graduation. Good luck with the rest of the programme

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I have one very close, I'm desperate to go but don't want to overdo it and put myself off! I'm nearly there, but I'm getting thoughts above my station, last week I was thinking...humm maybe I could do a marathon :0)

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I too found week seven the hardest to date, especially as the last five minutes of the runs are uphill. I am going to alter my route for week eight to avoid this as I really would have found an extra three minutes impossible, although run three was much better than the first two. Come on guys we are nearly there!

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Yes not long to go now. We've done 4 x 25 min runs which has helped us build our stamina and become stronger Avoid those hills and you'll be fine. Good luck

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