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W4R1 surprisingly completed!

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neilski

Well, I completed week 3 on Sunday with no problems, but I was daunted by the W4 programme. I know I'm going to need to take it easy in two weeks from now (playing the lead in a musical for a week) so wondered whether to repeat W3.

But I bit the bullet and decided to run W4 at lunchtime. And I made it! I slowed down my running pace substantially, which helped no end - I'd been aiming for 6:00/km but regularly ran 5:25-5:45. This time I listened to my app and stuck around 5:57/km.

I mis-programmed my app and forgot to put the third interval in there, but worked it out as I went along so that I ran the 3/5/3/5 correctly.

This is the first run where I've felt like I've achieved something! Hooray me!

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Playing the lead in a musical? Wow! Are you famous?

But well done on the run and you are very fast! If you're young and/or have run before then it's fine but our mantra here is to run slowly and then slower still. Just saying 🙂 But regardless, you've done brilliantly and you've achieved soooo much.

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poppypugGraduate

Well done Neilski ! Hooray you !

I am intrigued now too . Put us out of our misery, what musical is it ? Are you Michael Ball in disguise ? :-) xxx

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neilski in reply to poppypug

Ha! Thanks both, I wasn't meaning to plug this, but since you ask ...

The musical is "Mack and Mabel" and I'm playing Mack Sennett. It's an amateur production in Hungerford from 15-18 February and tickets can be obtained from hungerfordtheatre.com/buy-t...

Last time it was done professionally Michael Ball did play Mack :)

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IrishprincessGraduate in reply to neilski

I was going to say "break a leg" but that doesn't sound right when you're a runner 😏 Anyway, enjoy 🤗

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poppypugGraduate in reply to Irishprincess

Ha ha, Ive just said that :-) xxx

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poppypugGraduate

Really ? That's great ! Oh we like a good old sing song on here and a bit of a dance too ! You will fit right in here Neilski !

Good Luck and break a leg, ah maybe not ! :-) xxx

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IrishprincessGraduate in reply to poppypug

Haha great minds think alike poppy. I've just said the same thing 😊xxx

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poppypugGraduate in reply to Irishprincess

Ha ha, so have I ! :-D xxx

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