Goodbye week 8 ..... and of course Julie!

What a mixture of a week that was!

Run 1: Started well, very well, in fact too well. Ran out of steam in the second half of the run completely and my asthma triggered for the first time since starting the program. Managed to slow down enough to finish the run, but I felt dreadful and my confidence was knocked as it took me a long ten minutes or so to recover. I have only myself to blame, it was a warm day, seemingly no air and my breathing was everywhere probably triggering my tight chest and overall exhaustion.

Run 2: After my knock I wondered if it might be better to repeat week 7 or even 6, yes I was that low, but decided I would slow my pace in run 2 and see what happens. It was a cooler day, but had some wind, however I concentrated on not over stretching myself and enjoyed the run allot more even with the wind against me on the way back.

Run 3: Today I skipped my usual morning coffee and headed out, albeit later than usual. fairly warm day again and no breeze my run went well. Had a bit of a sprint in the last minute and must admit to feeling spent at the end. Felt my asthma a little, but not concerned and will be having a chat with the Doc on Wednesday to see if my inhaler needs to be adjusted.

So a week of ups and downs when I finally met Julie, quite a quirky tune in a Jilted John kinda way lol. Onto week 9 now and oh my word I can't believe it's here. Week 9 will begin on Friday, but with a little gap in the middle as am away to a festival at the weekend so run 2 will be Tuesday hopefully. I still don't feel close to running 5k in 30 mins yet, but I think I have learned a big lesson this week and that is to never sprint before you can run :P

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  • Hi Ryansson, Poor Julie! I am looking forward to a change of tune on Friday too! Week 9 - already! Hope it's a cold dry morning for it!

    Good luck for week 9! Graduation within view now!

  • Good luck for week 9 ryansson and beek!! I will be joining you both on Friday for w9 r1! So close to being graduates!! Happy running :-)

  • Thankyou! Good luck to all of us for Friday, 6.30 a.m. or thereabouts!

    I'll be thinking about you and sending positive vibes!

  • I was a little disappointed to find that Julie is still around in week 9 - as the first song during the 5 minutes warm up! Well done on finishing your week 8 runs when you had breathing problems due to asthma. I should think you'll be fine with week 9 if you got through those 3 runs. I found week 8 not too bad, but I'm struggling with week 9 as I'm now including more gradients. I had hoped to finish before I went on holiday, but as I'll be in Eastbourne where I can run by the sea it might help me reach graduation.

  • Many thanks guys! So ....... we still have Julie with us do we? Ah well. Running by the sea Librarie? How wonderful. I run by the canal, but it's looking slightly yuck atm, a cool sea breeze may be just what I need :)

  • Hi Ryansson - I'm so pleased that you got through wk 8 despite the ups and downs. Good luck with week 9 just think only 3 to go until graduation. I hope to follow next week

  • Thank you Mazz, we'll be there very soon :)

  • Well done, for pushing through and getting to week 9. And your not free from Julie yet lol I hated that song when I was doing the programme but find myself enjoying it when I use the week 9 podcasts for my runs now lol

    Well done and enjoy graduation week. Such a great achievement. :-)

  • Thank you bikergirl. Maybe i could take a little bit more of Julie ..... then am sorting out my own music, quite frankly most of the tunes for the program have been bloody awful imho :D

  • Hi there, congratulations on finishing week 8:) I've grown to like Julie over the past 3 runs:) Good luck with your first run in week 9:)

  • Thank you thank you Splenda :)

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