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Finished wk 9!

The long and winding road to wk 9 has been completed! Yeah! Unfortunately I had to complete the challenge alone as my long suffering husband had to drop out at wk 4 owing to his 72 yr old sciatic leg! I cannot believe that I can now run for 40 mins without stopping. I managed to do 2.9 miles. I have 8 weeks before I take part in the Race for Life. I will be going on holiday for a week on Friday so have decided to take a well earned rest. Does that mean I will have to start at week 7 or 8 again on my return or should I just carry on with the 40 min runs. ( When I say run I mean a fast jog!) but my 70 yr old psyche keeps telling me I AM A RUNNER.

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Just wonderful! Well done you and good luck with your Race for Life! Inspirational. Are you using th NHS C25K - as this takes you up to 30 mins runnning ,rather than 40? After your holiday,I would just ease back in with a shorter run and see how you feel. Hope your husband's sciatica settles soon.

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Thank you. Yes it's strange I downloaded the app from the Nhs C25k on this page but it didn't follow the same information after week 4. I went from running from 4 min episodes up to 20 mins, 28 mins, 30 mins and then 40 mins. anyway it seems to have worked for me! It was called Vandersoft. I may try a park run before the race for life when I come back from holiday. My hubby is recovering well thanks so may start training again with me after our break.

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Congratulations, it's a great feeling, isn't it? Taking a well-earned rest? If you really are A RUNNER the only thing you'll be taking is your running shoes ;-)

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I did think about taking my running shoes but have been persuaded to leave them behind for a week.

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Well done, 2.9 miles is great too. I would say how you feel with runs. Maybe try a park run.

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Well done Gretandra . That's brilliant. Enjoy your holiday!

Hope your husband is back up and running (literally) before long.

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