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Failed week 7 run 1

Crose01
Crose01
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I am so annoyed at myself .. ๐Ÿ˜ช

Really didn't think it would bother me , I had to stop for a 3 minute walk after 12 mins , and then carried on !

I couldn't do the straight 25 minutes .. hoping. Run 2 is better

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Dpsl
DpslGraduate

You could do the straight 25 minutes, because you've done it before! You just didn't do it this time. And you'll do it again, keeping it slow and steady -- yes, even at Week 7.

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Crose01
Crose01
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Thankyou.

I think that's what made me feel so down because I have done it . First run I haven't completed properly

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SC1472
SC1472Graduate

Ok, firstly don't be hard on yourself and secondly remind yourself that you can run for this length of time as you have completed week 6 so you can do it. It does take about 10 minutes to settle in to a run to make sure your breathing is sorted and that your body is relaxed. I also struggled with this run but got there in the end by setting myself mini targets of run to a point (a tree, a driveway, a path for example) then pick another point to continue the run before you know it you aren't thinking about the time just the smaller goal and hey presto 25 minutes has passed.

Have a relax and a rest day tomorrow and then go out with a fresh mind for the next run, and enjoy.

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Crose01
Crose01
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Thanks.. maybe the heavy rain made it harder ?

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Dpsl
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It may well have! Although I like running in the rain, the sound of it pelting against my windows makes me glad today isn't one of my running days. So well done you for getting out there in the first place :)

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Millsie-J
Millsie-JGraduate

You can do this, you already have done it before!

We dont use the 'f' word on here, you had a practice run ready for your next run, and you will smash it! Positive thinking and good vibes heading your way from here๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

As Millsie-J says.. we try not to use the 'f' word...:) It was a blip, a practice, a set back..:)

Slow right down, and then slow down some more:) The rain won't have helped, but you were out there and you ran...:)

You can do this... so next time out, squish the gremlins with every slow and steady step :)

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ancientrunner

You can do it - it was a massive achievement even stepping out into today's weather.

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SueKen
SueKenGraduate

I suspect that there aren't many people who get through the entire program without one or two practise runs. Don't be hard on yourself, you've got this far, you will get through it.

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nikkiwabit
nikkiwabitGraduate

I thought we had banned the "f" word. Focus on what you have achieved and look forward (my need this advice myself in a couple of weeks).

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