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Is it harder?

Usually run in the woods and manage fine but my 8 year old (who plays football for a local team)son has shown an interest. Brilliant I thought so along he came. He did well but too many obstacles for a boy who is accident prone. So I suggested running round a field thought I could take the rest of the football team and get their fitness up also encouraging me out but running on the field was so hard I didn't even manage 8 mins. ( I am on wk 9 so should be running 30 mins). What shall I do?

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Hmm maybe you were distracted by checking your boy was ok? It should be easier on a field I would think (but more boring). Why don't you try again but on your own and see how it goes? I wonder if you are going too fast thinking it's flat and easy??? Well done anyway and you will soon be graduate!!!

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I think you might have gone too fast? Harder to set slow pace with lots of enthusiastic boys charging off. I know my son found it hard to go at my pace😞

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My pace has always been slightly faster when I go out with kids too, without me even realising it. Great idea to get football team fitness up though 🙂

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Thanks guys I will try again x x

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Too many 'ifs and Boy-ts'.. ( see what I did there)? :)

Too much to think about...take your normal route, slow and steady...fields can be very uneven, and out of your usual rhythm..not surprising it felt odd.

You do these runs.. at this stage, just the way you have been doing... you can do this.

Plenty of time for running with the gang after Graduation:)

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Thanks. Will keep going on my normal runs. May try 1 run a week on the field. Once round first then twice. Do it gradually

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You will do it..have faith in yourself!☺

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I agree with Oldfloss... keep your focus, get your graduation under your belt, you are too close and with an 8 year old I doubt that a week or two is going to mean you have missed the moment with him.

(But I'd take him in the woods personally unless he's got some specific disorder which means a disproportionate chance of a trip meaning serious injury)

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No he's just too busy looking round than looking where he's going .I've been this morning by myself and managed 2 Miles in 30 mins. I will carry on taking him

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Oh and 2 runs left till grad

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I find grass harder work than the road or a trail.

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I am most definitely a treadmill kinda gal... But u just wanted to share that my 8 yr old son is also doing C25K with me. :)

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I'd say go back to whatever got you this far through the programme. Graduate first, then you can shorten the runs if you need to or mix things up and do things a different way. Enjoy your last few runs until graduation!

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