Pre run ritual

Reading posts on the forum here gives me the encouragement.. and advice always needed when preparing for the next run in the morning..w4r2. Hoping it is a bit easier than r1 ... I feel relaxed and excited.. even though it was so tough.. have the added bonus of some new trainers and a new watch.. not anything fancy just one with a stop watch which I think may be useful as I can never judge how long left on a run.. even though it's only 5 min runs.. they feel like half an hour!!! I use the app not the podcast so don't get much conversation from laura! Thanks everyone x


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  • You go sparky..slow and all follows on and you are there before you know it! :)

  • Thanks oldfloss can always rely on your words of wisdom x

  • You can do it Sparky, you are on a roll

  • Two coffees and a piece of fudge are my pre-run ritual, it's amazing how fast I can go when loaded with caffeine ;o)

    I found W4,R1 hard as well, I had legs of lead, but, I've just done W4,R2 and felt like I even had a bit of energy in reserve on the last 5 minutes, so I think our amazing bodies just step up to the mark. Keep going :o)

  • I'm so disappointed woke up thismorning feeling a bit sick.. got my run gear set out on my bed but thinking I should put my run off till later or tomorrow rather than fail:( so wanted to try out my new trainers as well :) think I will wait use love to have a good result on this run.. Thanks Pam.. good luck on your last run of week four. Amazing x

  • Never too late to give the podcasts a go for the full NHS C25K experience!

    My pre-run ritual is that I put on running underpinnings every run day and then peel off the top layer to reveal the inner runner. I also have to check my phone battery and the dog bag and lead and round up the hound.

    I love the moment when I realise that I am actually going to go for a run (sometimes I've been a few minutes in the forest before that happens!)

  • well done on your progress... advice for your next run is remember to breathe, relax, good warm up walk and THE MOST IMPORTANT is to enjoy being outside, breathing in fresh air and feeling alive :)

  • Ahhh done it! Feeling good. One more run on week four :)

  • Congrats!!! Knew you could do it!

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