That's 3 25 minute runs done, all surprisingly consistently. The first one at the end of week 6 was good, after the first 5-10 minutes everything seemed to fall into place - pace and breathing all seemed to just work.....which was nice!!

First run of week 7 went similarly, bit tough for the first 5 minutes or so then again everything just fell into place. One thing I did discover was that wet tree trunks laid across paths are bloody slippery!! No injuries luckily, just a muddy leg and trainer.

So onto W7R2 and armed with my slippery tree trunk knowledge off I went and actually enjoyed it, same again for the first few minutes and everything just worked, even managed to get past the tree trunk without incident. The lesson from today's run was that stinging nettles can't half grow in 2 days and the slightest touch is all they need to attack!

Hopefully now I'm suitably knowledgeable to complete R3 on Friday without any mishaps....onwards and upwards!!


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  • Slow and steady does it..avoiding tree roots and nettles... :) Well done you. Lovely photo as well:) My kind of run:)

  • So, running and nature survival course all in one? Excellent work, I follow you into W7R2 today myself! Sometimes when I'm out in the woods I try to use my nose and really smell all the different things -- it is really distracting from running (good) and adds a fantastic dimension...

  • Yep who knew, get fit and outdoor survival in one!! Could be a new marketing angle there.....I usually try and time my runs so the 5 minute cool down happens in the section in the photo, it's a nice part of the woodland track to walk through and look around....normally get to surprise a few squirrels although they don't seem to be of the carnivorous variety encountered by Kimchoc08

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