Week 6 Run 3 Done

Hello all. That's week 6 in the bag :)

05:30 and no-one about except for the dawn chorus and the 2 dog walkers I keep seeing.

Overcast, cool, slight hint of mist- or maybe I'm bleary-eyed.

My legs felt really heavy today, so I just got on with it, and concentrated on pacing myself.

Even though I didn't enjoy it as much as my last run, the time passed by more quickly than I expected. I managed a little increase in pace for the last two minutes.

As soon as I'd finished the run and started the warm-down walk, my legs suddenly felt great and ready for running, so at least I had a really enjoyable walk home.

I can't quite believe that I'm now running laps around the same park that I struggled to do a 60 second run in, just 5 weeks ago. Wow!

Have a great day :)


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  • Well done 90ldfinch; very impressive 5.30am start as well!

  • Thanks Slinkyminky - I'm an expert at talking myself out of things, so I just get my runs done as early as possible :)

  • Haha I know that one well; the talking myself out of things; not the getting up early one! Lol

  • Wow! You were out there early! Well done on completing week 6, sounds like the programme is going well for you! Good luck with week 7☺

  • Thanks Sandraj39 - the best thing about this run is that I know exactly what to expect in week 7 now. I'm actually looking forward to it :)

  • Very well done...you are doing really well!

    It is misty here, too, this morning, so glad my run was yesterday in the sun. Each different morning brings different pleasures though, so well done for getting out there so early.

    Slow and steady... onwards and upwards :)

  • Thanks Oldfloss - luckily, slow and steady is all I can do :)

  • Me too :)

    Luckily , we know we do it, only to make the others look faster:) :)

  • Sounds like you are taking the programme in your stride (excuse the pun!) and focusing for job done. I keep finding my legs really seem to need the warmup and I start walking with twinges and concerns but they pass when the run gets going. Enjoy your day and good luck for w7 πŸ˜€

  • Thanks Bamb0014 - yes, my legs are the same- they're OK once they've finally got going. Puns are always welcome :)

  • Finchy you are really hitting those targets like a ninja master !!! Love how disciplined you are - have that run planned for tomorrow as I did Race / walk for life in Belfast yesterday with my 14 year old. Actually feel quite sore today esp the shins as there was a long long hill up to Stormont ( assembly buildings) which I managed to jog most of the way up. And of course didn't stretch at the end! Hope it's ok tomorrow. Enjoy the rest of the bank holiday and well done πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½

  • Wow Indizulu ! I'm plodding around a park and you're off doing charity runs! And I see Stormont on the TV quite often- that's one massive hill.

    I hope you both enjoyed it- I doff my cap to you.

    Enjoy your bank holiday rest day- tomorrow will be a breeze. :)

  • Brilliant ! Well done , another week done and dusted and all whilst the sparrers are still coughing :-)

    Onwards to Week 7 now 90ldfinch , all straight runs from here , you are doing great , keep going ! :-) xxx

  • Well done - what an achievement πŸ˜€ Enjoy your day!

  • Another big pat on the back for you. Well done!

    I'll doing that run tomorrow 'oh heck!'

  • You'll be fine Pushing60 :)

  • So overcome by your achievements I just clicked reply without typing anything - I love the way this site saves your dignity by refusing to post a blank space. Great news, and enjoy W7!

  • Haha! Thanks Als_mum :)

  • Graduation is within reach!!!

  • We're both getting there melly4012 - touch wood <taps head> :) I've penciled in my graduation date in my diary.

    Trying not to tempt fate :)

  • Well done I thought u meant u did it in 5.30 mins lol

  • Maybe on my bicycle :)

  • Wow, there's no stopping you! Well done completing W6 - graduation is definitely within sight for you. πŸ˜‰

  • Thanks tryinmibest - I know you're snapping at my heels :)

    Hope you're garden is at it's peak :)

  • Cheeky! I've decided I prefer running to gardening, so far it's less painful. That could all change in the next 4 weeks though! Meanwhile, I'm following your progress and hoping I can be as successful. :)

  • We're nearly there now- every few days edging closer to the final runs. :)

  • You are doing so well! I'm impressed. It sounds like you are going to love the longer continuous runs without the walking breaks.

    I have only done a few early morning runs, but I really like them. Much better than late afternoons after work, actually. But I feel a bit faint/weak when I run in the morning, perhaps because of low blood-sugar levels.

    Do you eat or drink anything before you go out?

  • Thanks Iben. I don't eat anything, but I have a couple of small glasses of water.

    I'll then have some breakfast when I've finished.

  • I also run early in the morning (although it is busy around here whatever the hour!) after a quick cup of coffee to wake me up. I love it and have just finished week 7!

    The great thing about W6R3 is you know once you've done it you can then achieve the rest, just increase the running length each week with the programme, I have absolute faith in it now! Well done.

  • Same here, LonelyWalker regards moving onto wk7- it feels like a big psychological turning point.

    A lot of people seem to describe week 7 and beyond as a bit of a slog that has to be endured. You seem to have enjoyed it- have you got any advice?

  • Just walk for a few minutes before starting the podcast, that way you are warming up more before you start.

    I'm no expert, but I breathe at a comfortable pace and sip water every now and again during the run. Once I've finished I do the stretches recommended and that's me ready for the shower to start my day!

    I've found it boosts my mood considerably and since I've added Sorthobane double strike insoles to my running shoes I don't get any twinges in my legs or knees any more. Result!

  • Thanks- I'll give w7 a whirl in the morning :)

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