Ct5k wk 8

Never thought I would get this far but and its a big but , I run for 35 mins but with about 1 min stop to get up the 3 afor mentioned hills . I understand I cannot graduate until I run 30 mins full stop so I hope to complete the course when I get back to England in November . I really have pushed my self and a small part of me feels that I have failed but I'm not enjoying it at all . I will continue running for the fun of it and walk fast up the hills , for a 69 year old I m pleased with how far I've got , will post when I graduate , thanks for all the advise and encouragement

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  • If you are running continuously for 35 minutes you have graduated. the programme is to get you running for 30 minutes and you have passed that point.

    Hopefully when you run for the fun of it you will enjoy it a bit more.

  • Congratulations! Well done you!

  • The small part that tells you you've failed is talking rubbish to you. Tell it to go and pester someone else. Also if you push a bit less, you'll find that most of what you're pushing so hard to earn just flows toward you as a kind of gift, instead. The health benefits don't come from pushing, just from staying active within safe bounds. To be running 35 minutes at 69 years of age is quite incredible as far as I'm concerned. How many people of your age do you know who could even manage to run a little? Now the nice thing about trying a less "pushed" approach and a more "gift accepting" approach would be that you might be able to convince some youngsters in their 50's and early 60's that they, too, can do what you're doing, and spread the goodness. If it's all push and pain, most people are just going to tell you you're welcome to it if you offer it to them. Something to think about.

  • Thanks Gary ,going to carry on

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