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Week 2

Day 1, day 2 and day 3.....bit of a ramble!! Lol

So I started week 2 early, I just wanted to see if I could do it because week 1 seemed quite easy. I didn't have the podcast with me so my hubby was doing the timing. I guessed the times (wrongly) and thought that I should have been running for 1.5 mins and walking for 1 min and I did that 8 times!! You can imagine how chuffed I was when I realised I had run quite a bit more than the podcast.

Well I shouldn't have got my hopes up because run 2 (with the podcast) was hell. My calves burned and my whole body felt achy. I completed run 2 but definitely did not enjoy it.

It was with some trepidation that I set out to do run 3 with my 2nd daughter this morning. However we sailed through it. It started pouring with rain halfway through and it felt fantastic. Annie (said daughter) was feeling paranoid that everyone would be laughing at us. I told her she should feel proud. How many other 15 year olds would be out running on a Saturday morning?! The stats for this run said our projected 5k time is 44 mins. I'm no expert but I think that's pretty good.

We are going to do another week 2 run (for Annies benefit) before going on to week 3.

Will write again when week 3 started.

Thanks for reading. x

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That's great, to be running with your daughter, and ,yes, 44 is pretty good for 5K x


fantastic, and lovely that you are doing this with your daughter...

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Ace! Well done to the pair of you! I like the calf exercise/ stretchy one where you balance on the stairs on your toes and push up and down. Really helps to stretch out my tight calves. I repeat before and after runs 10 times each side and have found it has really helped.

Good luck with week 3 x

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Wow! Imagine learning what running is all about (and learning that the weirdos who tell you they do if for kicks aren't from another planet, and are telling the truth) at 15. That's what I'd call a really good start in life. Well done, you, and well done, Annie. We're all a lot more self-conscious at 15 than later on, so it takes even more guts to just get out there and put mind over matter into practice. Good going, too, and I'm definitely one of those who would vote in favour of your adapting the program to your own needs (including skipping ahead, if it makes sense, and not just falling back when that's the wise thing to do).

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