Weekly chat 28 - 4 December

Please feel free to share your runs here and chat about how it's all going, sometimes we don't feel like putting a whole post up but just want to share something small, so this is a great place for doing that during the week.

If your a lurker it is a great place to say a little hi without the pressure of a full post.

Wishing you all a happy healthy week.

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  • Not as much exercise las week as I would of liked but what I did I really enjoyed so that has to count as a plus in my books. This week is just as busy but I will try and do more.

  • Hi RFC ☺ You do a lot considering how busy you are! I doff my cap to you missus

    Still running regularly with myasics plan. Race early December. Looking forward to it. No bling though! Gaaaaagh πŸ˜•

  • This weekend I went for a run (W8R1) on Sunday morning after going out to a gig the night before. Never thought I would be getting up and running after a night out! I'm hoping this behaviour will continue after C25K...

  • It will, you're clearly already hooked! Once you're a runner, there's no going back... :)

  • I hope so. I've tried gyms so many times and given up so I hope this sticks. Will definitely need some podcasts to help me when C25K is done. Don't know how I'd get on without those word of encouragement!

  • Did week 6, run 1 on Wednesday last but only got to do week 6, run 2 last night. Struggled quite a bit with the two 10 minutes runs so really not feeling fit enough to the 25 minute run in week 6, run 3.

    Would it be a better idea to repeat week 6, run 2 tomorrow night and then aim for the long run on Thursday night?

  • I think repeating a run to consolidate your fitness is never a bad thing. But like the podcast says if you have managed to finish the two ten minute runs you will be able to do the twenty five minutes. It felt like a huge jump to me (and lots of others on here) but it was manageable. Slow and steady is the key!

  • W6R3 is another big one and it is a big jump! But trust in Laura and the programme - it has prepared you for that run and wouldn't ask you to do it if you couldn't! Go slow, slower, slower. It took me until well after graduation to realise that there is no rhyme or reason to a good or bad run. Some days I go out feeling I'll have a bad run and have a great one, other times the opposite. A good run often follows a bad so don't let the previous run affect your next one. I say give it a go and see. You know you can do the 20, so if you find yourself having to stop after that then that's fine - you've still improved on your previous run and you can try again next time. :)

  • I managed to get out for a run last night - w5r2 yet again, but at least this time my phone didn't give up until after I got home! I may not be progressing, but at least I'm not regressing either. This just seems to be a spell of not managing to get out three times in a week for more than a single week at a time... some of it is genuine busy-ness, but I can't help feeling that it should be possible to fit running in slightly more often if I was a bit keener.

    It's odd though, I do *want* to be running, and I do enjoy running. I'm just not being good at making it happen... But there's enough stress in life at the moment so I'm trying to keep reminding myself that at the moment the important thing is just to do what I can, and let go of the rest. I'd like to manage week 9 by April next year, though, since that'd be a year from when I last did week 1...!

  • Hi RFC, I've been following all the posts and have quietly been getting on with C25K and I'm really pleased that tonight I ran my 3rd run of week 8! I am still amazed that I am running for 28 mins but I'm no longer scared of what next week will bring; I just say bring it on. I started the programme on August 1st and it has taken me longer than the suggested 9 weeks due to injuries, holidays and life in general, but I can see the finish line now and it feels great; in fact I'm planning for the next stage with park runs and a 5k in the new year. I love reading all the posts on the forum, lots of good advice and positivity. Thanks everyone and happy runningπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

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