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I did it ! Wk6 run3

Ran 25 mins non stop this morning and feel so good Every run I feel so slow and heavy the first 8-10ins of running and then it just seems to get better. I run really slow cos frightened I wont be able to finish but have started to speed up last couple of minutes and try to go as fast as possible ( which is not that fast but hey hoy) It must just be my running style . ( never thought I would have a running style !! ) I am really loving this programme and thinking about registering for race in May with my 3yr old grandson who is my inspiration to be able to run

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Congrats!

I know exactly what you mean about the bit at the start - I feel like a zombie (and I probably look like one too) and have to persuade myself that it will get better soon. I did w6r3 yesterday and still feeling good about it today.

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Well done! Good luck for rest of the long runs We can do it

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Congratulations to you both, I also finished my week 6 yesterday, and like you still can't believe I can run for so long......

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I think the first 8 mins or so is tough for everyone. Something to do with not getting enough oxygen in your muscles so it's harder to breath and legs feel heavier which gets that little devil sitting on your shoulder to start with his "you can't do this. Go back to the house and make yourself a cup of tea" chatter! After about 8 mins or so your breathing is regulated and your body is getting the oxygen it needs.

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Thanks -- that makes sense I have been trying to walk for 10mins at start and think that makes wee bit of differenceaybe I should try to walk faster and try and trick body into thinking I have started running !

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Me too! Felt so pleased with myself I couldn't stop smiling!! Must have looked like a right loon in the park! Actually looking forward to next week.

You should register and feel pleased knowing that you can do it. Good luck with the rest of the program :)

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Well done ! It's an amazing feeling . I will enter race with grandson in Newcastle to raise funds for children with cancer Worrying thing is I am know thinking of entering 5k part of edinburgh marathon also in May next year ---- it might be a step too far cos its round Arthur Street which is an extinct volcano so quite a hill and so far I have only run on flat So looks like I am planning for new goals after graduation Aghhhhhh!!!! What's happening to me

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Yes those first 10 mins are a struggle, I spend them deciding when I will stop for a rest, but never give in. My daughter always has a jog for a warm up and I have always thought this was cos she was super fit compared to me. But I am thinking of walking 2 mins jog 2 mins walk 1 min to let my heart rate settle and see if it helps . X

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