Finished Week 6

Well, according to Laura I can now call myself a runner πŸƒ cus I've run for 25 minutes non stop. Never thought that would happen. It wasn't easy and a couple of people ran past me - but I did it :-D.

This running thing brings out a determination in me that I thought had disappeared years ago.

One question tho, how can I teach myself to breath in through my nose?

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  • You are indeed a runner :) And don't worry about people running past you. People 'walk' past me sometimes! It is wonderful how determination builds as you go along isn't it. You've got the bug ;)

    I really wouldn't worry about the breathing in through your nose. If you're managing your breathing okay for 25 minutes with no trouble, I wouldn't worry about it at all.

    Next week should be a breeze for you, having already run for 25 minutes. It's all consolidation from now on. You're doing brilliantly and that graduation podium is in sight!

  • Well Done ... Keep going! You'll do it.

  • Well done - it's a fab feeling when Laura says that, isn't it!! πŸƒπŸƒπŸƒ

  • Yes!!!! A runner! You are.... indeed !!!

    Breathing? just do it, the way that you want to.. as long as you just do it!

    You have cracked a really hard part of the programme, so, just keep on, slow and steady now... you will be at that podium before you know it :)

  • Well done, and yes you are a runner.

    So be proud.

    In my own experience, if I just go for a run/plod and contemplate about the world, my breathing tends to be natural in/out through my mouth.

    If I focus on my breathing (and for me it can take some concentration) and inhale through the nose, exhale through my mouth, I often tend to do slightly better times....

    So if you are running 25 minutes quite happily then don't worry about it. But if you do want to try it, you need to focus on your breathing from the moment you start your run.

    Try it, and see if it is for you?

  • Well done Janet 38. I did my first 25 minute run of week 7 yesterday and, like you, I can't believe I did it and after worrying about running continuously for 25 minutes and then doing it without any problems. I too don't breathe through my nose! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • Wow, many congrats 😊

  • Firstly congratulations, runner! :) Secondly, as long as you are breathing and feeling relaxed about it, I wouldn't worry about it too much :) Good luck with the rest of the programme. You're doing really well! :)

  • WOW thanks for the words of encouragement and advice on breathing I'm looking forward to the rest of the programme now xx

  • Well done runner! Don't worry about nose breathing - just do what feels right. I can sometimes breathe through my nose but only if I am going at a very leisurely pace.

    The only time it really helps is when you have to run through a cloud of midges!

  • Congratulations - you are over the biggest hurdle and it will be plain sailing up to graduation. Well done. πŸ’πŸ‘£πŸƒπŸΏπŸƒπŸΏπŸƒπŸΏπŸƒπŸΏπŸƒπŸΏ

  • Great stuff, well done.

    On the breathing thing, don't worry and just do what feels natural. I can only breathe through my nose at a very slow pace and have to breathe through my mouth 95%+ of the time. The only downside to this is the death of several flying creatures in the warmer weather ;).

  • I checked this out and stopped worrying about it when I read things like this.............Well done, you're nearly there now.

    runnersconnect.net/running-...

  • oh and I am as proud of you as I am of me! :-)

    We can run along the coast path together- leave the men talking to mum!

  • Interesting read

  • Nothing better than the moment Laura calls you a runner. :) You deserve it too! Can totally relate to the determination assessment. I don't think I've ever stuck at anything so fiercely or felt so proud when I completed the programme. I agree with others - if you're managing ok then don't force yourself to breathe differently. If you're finding that you are struggling with your breathing perhaps try to slow down a little. You're a runner, you're doing great!

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