Couch to 5K

WELL WEEK 7 run one.. you weren't so bad!:)

Actually think I might have enjoyed some of this run..  first five minutes are always  tough for me while I get into it and get head around the fact it's happening..lol. today I tried not to look at my watch and just concentrate on my posture and breathing.. which I managed to control a lot better.. So I'm half way through now and it's my calves that are protesting the most.. but I can manage that better now also.. have to get my brain thinking anything other than my calves hurt Awch... it was windy out..So had to concentrate on not losing my hat.  ( son bought me for mother's day)  the thought of chasing it over the field was quite scarey..lol

 Now I just have ten mins to go.. stay. On the same route now so know roughly where I should be up to.. hard work now but keep putting one foot in front of the other..slow but sure of finishing now..and then just the long long long...wait for laura to let me know I have a minute left to go :) push a bit more and WOOPEE Week 7 r1. You weren't so bad :) 

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Brilliant!

It's all about silencing the gremlins. You've done the physical preparation so unless there's an injury, your body can do it. That just leaves your thoughts - they're much more important to conquer!

Well done, you! 👏🏃

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Can we just not mention the g word.  Expunge it from our vocabulary, deny the very existence of self doubt.  Listen to Laura!  

Enjoy your runs!  Have fun 😊

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Excellent work, sparky. You've inspired me for when I have another go at 25 mins. It's so much about being in the right frame of mind.

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Yea vivster..you can do it.. keep thinking positively..just go out there knowing you will be home with it finished x. Good luck x

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Well done Sparky - you're flying along!

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Fab stuff sparky. With each run you're getting stronger and fitter and the runs should feel a little easier. Are you stretching those calves and using a foam roller?

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I'm stretching yes.. but only foam roller I have is for painting.. :)

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Haha! Don't think one of those would do it sparky. Try a rolling pin for your calves. 

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Brilliant.. very well done..and for not losing your hat either! :)

Onwards and upwards!

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Great - very well done! Sounds like you're doing great.

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Well done sparky. Not long until graduation now! 

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Brilliant run Sparky!

You've been flying through the programme with the right determination and attitude and now graduation is in sight! ;)

For the calf pain, try to entirely relax them and start your movement from the hip; think about lifting and advancing your knees rather than your feet. Reducing the length of your stride can help too; ideally your feet should land below your centre of gravity, not in front of you.

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