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Titch121
Titch121Graduate

So week 7 run 1 is in the bag. Can't believe after gasping for breath after running 60 seconds in week one that I am actually running for a whole 25 mins.

I'm now thinking along the lines of WHEN I graduate and not IF I graduate.

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RunningGeek
RunningGeekGraduate

Yay! Go you :-) It is a nice feeling when the thought changes from if to when isn't it? I look forward to watching you pass the finish line. Hopefully, despite this damn knee, I won't be too far behind. Happy running :-)

Titch121
Titch121Graduate in reply to RunningGeek

How's the knee feeling now

RunningGeek
RunningGeekGraduate in reply to Titch121

Keeps reminding me that it is there in a slightly uncomfortable way :-( Foam roller winging its way to me & am hoping that will help. Itching to run but being good. Amazing support from people :-)

Titch121
Titch121Graduate in reply to RunningGeek

I have everything crossed that you will be up and out running again soon

RunningGeek
RunningGeekGraduate in reply to Titch121

Thank you x

We did W7R1 tonight too and said the same thing. Something definitely changes once you get W5R3 done. It took us weeks to get it done but once we did, it made a difference.

SillyLilly
SillyLillyGraduate

Way to go on a successful run! Keep up the great work. I have one more run left in week 7 for this week but just waiting for the temperatures to cool a bit. The humidity and heat have been killer, even in the mornings.

Titch121
Titch121Graduate

What does everyone do now the nights are drawing in. I really don't fancy running in the dark but I'm struggling to get out before it starts turning. I know I could do weekends but not sure these little legs are up for two days consequent running. I still desperately need my rest days in between

McFitty
McFittyGraduate in reply to Titch121

Keep to your rest days Titch121. They are really important. I would say, go early in the morning but I'm finding that I'm having to go later and later if I want it to be light. I ran in the dark yesterday but kept to well lit roads. Is there anywhere close by that is well lit after dark for you to run?

tortoisegirl
tortoisegirlGraduate

Well done! I did W7R1 this morning, and, like you, I think I might actually get through the rest of the programme. I am a morning runner, so I can't help with the dark evening problem, sorry! I just don't have the energy in the evenings.

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Of course you WILL graduate Titch121 you are so nearly there

Titch121
Titch121Graduate

Ill have to have a think about when and where to run as the nights draw in. Im just not a morning person. Never have been. Even by the time I get to work Im still like a bear with a sore head.

I know I keep on and on like a stuck record but I still cant believe Im running for 25 minutes at a time. I woke up in the night smiling about it. So pleased with myself.

Ha-ha! That's the attitude 😃 It's a great feeling!

Ddmm2068
Ddmm2068Graduate

Well done you, that's fabuloso! Spurred me on to give my w7r1 a go today. Can't quite believe I just typed w7! WEEK 7! Seriously?

Titch121
Titch121Graduate

I know how good are we. Week 7. Running for 25 minutes. Honestly it is just such a wonderful feeling. I was on such a high yesterday when I got home and again in the night when I woke up. I literally just lay there in the dark smiling. All I could think was I ran for 25 mins. Not bad for a 58 year old mum of 5, nan of 6 and ex smoker of 25 a day for 35 years. Im still beaming from ear to ear today.

Let me know when you have done yours. Take it slowly to begin with and as your breathing settles down and your confidence grows you may even begin to pick the speed up a bit. Good luck

Ddmm2068
Ddmm2068Graduate in reply to Titch121

Just done w7r2. Totally slow but felt I could keep going at the end if I had to. I'm also an oldie (48) so am aware I need to set my own targets and ignore others paces. Have overtaken a few walkers recently so that's an improvement anyway! How r u doing?

Wkdjojo
WkdjojoGraduate

Well done

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