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Week 8 Run 2 - done! Only 4 runs left to the end of the programme.

Hi Runners All

Well, I got out there again this morning and stuck to my usual route around the lake in the country park next door. I did my 5 minute warm up and started running. I ran all the way round the lake and then veered off and ran alongside the river, thus increasing my distance. I thought the distance round the lake was 1.1 miles. On enquiring at the visitor's centre I discovered it is, in fact, one and a half miles so I've been doing better than I thought especially today when I had to find some extra route to be able to complete the run. Including warm up and warm down walks I reckon I'm not far off 4K now. I lengthened my stride again and felt I was starting to run rather than jog in the last couple of minutes so I am well pleased with myself today.

Have put up a picture of part of the lake around which I run. The trees behind the sailing club hide an old priory wall - the other side of which is the marina where I live. See, said I was close to the park!

Happy running and a very happy Easter to you all, whether running, resting or racing.

Best wishes.

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Hi Fitmo, Well done on getting this far !! Graduation is definitely within touching distance now! What a truly lovely route you have to run, one of the best things I am enjoying about this programme is getting out in the beautiful countryside! Motivation enough to get off the sofa and exercise. It's run 3 wk 5 for me in the morning Eek!!, but strangely looking forward to it.

Have a very Happy Easter!

in reply to runningmummy71

Good luck with your run in the morning. Looking forward to seeing your successful post. Best wishes.

Shiane profile image

Great location for your runs I like I like very much. Happy Easter weekend to you

Miles_Yonder profile image

Hi Fitmo and happy Easter to you. (And to all C25Kers!) That is really good going and something to be proud of! Such a nice scenic place to run too! :-)

poppypug profile image

Oh Fitmo, what a lovely part of the world you live in ! It just makes you want to get out there doesn't it ? Good luck with the rest of your programme and I do hope that you will be sticking around here when you have finished , just so you can help us over the finishing line :-) Happy Easter to you too ! x

Thank you for your good wishes everyone. Yes, it is a lovely scenic place to live and you might find it hard to believe that it's only two miles from the town centre! Wait until you see the paths I run on along the river embankment - maybe even nicer than the park. Poppypug, I will certainly be sticking around the forum when I've completed the programme (as do many graduates) as I shall want to cheer you all on. In fact, one of my short term goals is to be a self-appointed cheerleader for new C25Ker's. I've also got the R4L in June. Best wishes.

That looks like a lovely run! Well done on being on week 8, must be exciting to be so close to graduation!

mossy1 profile image

Well done Fitmo. Will be looking out for your graduation. Lovely photo - that looks like a nice run and you are making good progress with your distance. Happy Easter to you and all the other C25Kr's

LSBeech75 profile image

Nearly there! You're doing amazing - you're doing a great distance too.

Great pic - always jealous of people who have scenic runs :)

Keep us posted on your next runs & I'll look out for your graduation badge soon - enjoy!!!! :)

You've been inspirational to me all the way with your comments and tips, be great to see you with a graduation badge fitmo! Lovely route. Happy Easter

Hi Fitmo! you're doing so well! and such a lovely photo, looks very peaceful. Happy easter to you too! hope your next runs see you well into that final straight and graduation! keep it up :)

Much more picturesque than my outing tonight. Run by Walkers Crisps on an industrial estate, by the police station, though a smidgeon of park & back round the industrial estate. When I'm on longer runs I hope to see more green!

misswobble profile image

Go Mo! Go Mo! Go Mo! Getting so close now Mo, you can taste it!

Lovely scenery to run around in , you lucky lady. Have some good runs over Easter but go steady

in reply to misswobble

Only run scheduled for over Easter is Saturday to finish W8. I'll see how I feel on Monday but prefer two days between finishing one week and starting the next so might wait until Tuesday for W9. Cheers.

tomlertoos profile image

Hey Fitmo, well done you! Love the picture, it looks so calm. I'm setting out this morning for the first session of WK9...

in reply to tomlertoos

Good luck W9. Will see your successful post later today. Cheers.

Drummond45 profile image

Nice one fitmo! Doing W8R2 tomorrow myself :) looks like we'll graduate around the same time. I've also signed up for R4L 5K - clocked up over £400 in sponsorship now so kinda obliged to go through with it! Have an awesome Easter :)

in reply to Drummond45

Good luck with your run tomorrow - you're just the one behind me now. Will see your post tomorrow saying you've done it. Cheers.

Well done! That looks like a lovely route.

I want to get back out there again now - hopefully the physio appt on Tue will give me the all clear. I may get my gear on anyway and walk my 5k route early tomorrow morning, maybe break into a jog just to 'test the legs' and see if I get any twinges.

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Good luck on your 'test' walk/jog - hope it goes well, the forum hasn't been the same without you. Best wishes.

danzargo profile image

What a gorgeous location to run in. Well done on your progress as well. You are scarily close to graduating - I bet you can't wait! Keep it up.

Yes, it is a lovely area and I love living here. Graduation - I'll not say too much about that as don't want to tempt fate. Cheers.

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