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W7 R1 in the bag

W7 R1 in the bag

After the emotional turmoil of week 6 I was feeling quite optimistic about week 7. I completed my 25 minute run 1 this morning, and felt great, as suggested by Laura I even had enough fuel in the tank to speed up for the last minute. Legs are aching but the grin on my face makes up for a bit of pain, can't wait for my next run (wonder if I can go a wee bit faster?) Thinking of skipping the 5 min walk, or at least not tracking it in order to get a good feel for my pace.

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Congrats! It feels great to grin😊 The five minute warm up run warms up your muscles and helps prevent injuries. I've shortened it a couple of times when strapped for time, but never eliminated it. It's part of the routine for me.

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Well done you! Great pace there. I have never recorded my warm up or cool down walks but that's just personal preference. I always do the warm up and cool down walks though as running on cold muscles could aid injury. Don't worry too much about speed at the moment though, just focus on getting through to the end of Week 9 and speed can come later. :)

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Brilliant - well done - the warm up is important so I'd stick to that but maybe just don't track it 😀

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Brilliant

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CAUTION !!

Skipping the warm-up; the cool-down; or even the rest-days, and you are LIKELY to HAVE a LONG stay in the HOSPITAL !!

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Coming through loud and clear!

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As for pacing,

your BEST pace indicators are:

your Breathing and your Pulse.

Once you learn how to compare these,

you will Automatically adjust your pace as needed.

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