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Done wk9d1, but still toug

done w9d1, first 30 min run. As usual, the first 10 mins were really hard, past the half way point it got better and the last 2 mins were hell. I still think I enjoy the sense of achievement afterwards more than the actual run. The dog smashed it so she is feeling very proud. Provided I can finish the programme my long term aim is to run for 30 mins 2 or 3 times a week without dying and maybe do a park run

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Wow I have just done W8R3 and could have written your post. I find it slightly embarrassing when the dog manages it with just a quick walk! Sure you will get there

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sometimes the dog looks up at me like she's feeling sorry for me, either that or she's laughing

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I am at the same stage, and will be doing a park run or two at some point to keep up motivation. I also get more enjoyment out of the fact I completed a stage than the running itself, but I find that you can work on your stride and I'm learning about cadence, that can actually make it more enjoyable. And it's true that another thing to spur you on, is that if you keep on improving you can do a 5k run and then get on with your day as it hasn't sapped your strength so much once you have done it a few times. I have certain goals I want to achieve regarding time and distance but it would be more satisfying if it came without beetroot face colouring and sweating profusely

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so true, I hope I can get to a point where I'm maybe a bit faster and enjoying it more. I'm proud of myself for getting through it, but its tough going

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What is cadence?

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Well done I tried W9R1 on Monday but didn't succeed unfortunately I put my back out so I'm repeating the run tomorrow hopefully if my back keeps ok. Well done again 👍

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thank you. Good luck for tomorrow

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