Week 6 - done!

Completed Week6 this morning, outside which I know for some is normal but as some of you may know I am doing this program on a treadmill but had to do today's run outside, it was better than I thought it would be, even though it was pouring with rain, still can't believe I managed to do 25 minutes never thought those last 5 mins would end! Not looking forward to Week 7 that is going to be a tough next week 3 x 28 min runs!!!! GULP!

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  • Brilliant Lotty! And now that you've gone outside I'm sure you realise it's so much nicer than the treadmill. You're ready for week 7 so just continue to do what you've been doing and run nice and slowly and before you know it you'll be posting your graduation post!

  • Well if you're dreading 28 minute runs in Week 7, I have good news for you: The runs remain 25 minute runs. You only go up to 28 in Week 8.

    Well done for taking that plunge out into the outdoors, especially on a rainy day. If you keep at it, it'll get even better, till eventually you save the treadmill for emergencies.

  • Good point gary_bart - a week ahead of myself in the plan, maybe next week won't be so bad (I hope!!).

  • That is a big achievement! What made u go out instead of using the treadmill? I find it more interesting outside so the time does go faster. You will find that running for 28 minutes is not much harder than 25! I felt it was silly doing 25, 28, 30 so I just did 30 on the first week and carried on. As long as you keep it steady and your breathing is slow too, you will do it! Julie (I graduate next Friday)! Eek 😦

  • We are away this weekend so couldn't get to the gym hence running outside, I thought better than missing a session as I want to stick to my dedicated days per week. As gary_bart pointed out W7 is 25 minute runs so I shall stick to that next week & see how it goes but I do see your point about doing 28 & then 30 mins.

  • sticking to 25 is good, but once you have done one more to prove it wasn't a fluke, you KNOW that you can do 30, and that really helps. The main problem moving from treadmill to outside is pacing, and you seem to have cracked that one. I'd be interested to see if you go back to the treadmill and what you think.

  • Excellent work! I found the step-up from 20 to 25 mins the toughest. 28 mins and then 30 mins were not so bad. Take heart - you've done the hard work!

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