First run of week 9 done and not too bad at all!

I managed to restrain myself and took the full 2 day break between weeks which I think has helped. I think I might actually do this now! I have a few different routes and what I am doing on the longer runs is altering path of my warm up walk so that I start running earlier in the route but always finish about the same place so my mind is tricked into thinking I am not running any further than earlier weeks. It works for my feeble mind anyway! :-)

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  • That is SUCH a brilliantly simple idea - I'm going to nick it for my next run. I was wondering how to make my route longer for w9. Thanks!

  • I too took the 2 day break before starting week 9 run 1 - I definitely felt rested. It's good to listen to your body - clever aren't we?! lol

    Best of luck for your final week. I'll see you on the graduation podium in a couple of days time! (I'm just one run ahead of you)


  • Should be done on Monday. My 14 yo son here this weekend, so goiny to try and persuade him to come with me for run 2 on Saturday morning but think his bed will be more appealing to him!

  • Well done on starting week 9 - of course you will complete the week. I tricked my brain in week 7 by telling myself it was a 30 minute run which meant I stopped sooner than the brain expected me to (after 25 mins). By the end of that week I was actually able to run a couple of extra minutes! We do whatever necessary to get ourselves to the next level. I totally agree with taking an extra rest day - I always take two days rest between the finish of one week and the start of the next new challenge - that works well for me. Good luck with your graduation week and best wishes.

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