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Hello W8....R1

When I said goodby to W7 on Monday I could've easily run for another 3 mins...today W8R1 😲...that was hard! Fair enough I've only had a cup of tea & a cup of coffee today so I haven't actually eaten yet..& I do normally run first thing on a morning, I was due to do this run yesterday but that's another story (!) so it was either wait ANOTHER day or run today on an empty stomach...well, I won't be doing that again!!! My legs felt like concrete pillars!!! I should've at least squeezed a banana in but I just didn't think...no water either so I'm sat here downing a litre in less than 2 minutes!! I seem to find the first run of every week (except W5!!!) a bit of a pull, is that just me???

It was an uneventful run today, no car thieves, no helicopters, no police...just me, a few dog walkers & the sun ☀️ oh and a few gremlins....

Happy Thursday everyone...

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100% with you. R1 is always a bear. But you did it! On to run 2... generally easier...

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Yes, I've found the 2nd runs a bit easier...only 5 more to go!!! 😱

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Oooohhhhhh Those pesky gremlins - done days there others no where to be heard . Each increase does bring them to the surface . R 2 will be better I'm sure . You completed it which is fantastic .

Well done - banana banana bananas 🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌

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Def could've done with a banana!!! Or two!! The gremlins did keep making an appearance but they didn't win because I was thinking of what my post on here was going to be!!! 😉

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🤣🤣

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I was the other way around...end of wk7 no way could I do another 3...then Tuesday was surprised when Sarah said you've finished!!! See what tonight brings. No running in empty not great!! But, YOU DID IT!!! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻🎉

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You'll be fab...you have been so far!! 😜

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Glad no repeat of Crimewatch on your run.. but regardless of food and drink you still put another one in the bank.... well done you

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Thanks JCR... I'm settling in well now!

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Well done Mummycav, another one nearer to graduation, I'm doing run 2 later. P.S. you must eat. 🍌🍕🍟🍳🍨

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Good luck with run number 2, I've eaten now...a nice cup of Thai chicken soup, warmed the cockles 🙂

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I thought of you MummyCav on my last run (actually my graduation run :) ) when I heard a helicopter overhead... No wonder today's felt worse when you didn't have all that high-octane drama happening all around you!

My mantra is that battling through those tough runs is what makes us stronger. Every flying run you have is because you've battled through a tough one, so you've just put another in the bank :)

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Aww, thinking of me on your graduation run??!! Dodging escapee car thieves??!!! Having the police helicopter zooming in on my new trainers?!!! It was all going on....!! Yes, more mileage & stamina in the bank...it was a toughee but I did it 💪🏻😉🏃🏼‍♀️

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Agree totally, just when you think you've got it bossed it bites back.

I think we might be being a bit hard on ourselves. After all, it's not like we are doing the same every time. It's meant to get harder ain't it?!:)!!!

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Sometimes there are days like that, just not enough time to fit everything in. Well done I'm sure the next run will be better- only 5 left until you graduate!

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😱

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Squish those pesky Gremlins!!

You are doing wonderfully..the weeks just take us on, but can sometimes be a bit iffy to begin with...the only time I ran on an empty tum I felt really yukky... so maybe that did not help you..:)

You are getting there beautifully!

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Thanks Oldfloss...the Oldfloss bush worked it's magic today x

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Yeay!!! Glad to be of help :)

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You're doing so well - just tell those gremlins where to go! You can do this!! :)

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W8 r1 done already!!!!😁

Whoo hoo MummyCav...you must be so proud of yourself and excited.. 😊xx

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Crikey Mummycav you have some exciting runs...police, helicopters, car thieves!

I was thinking this morning that sleep plays a big part in performance. During this week, I've tried to be in bed and lights offf 10:30-11:30. Early for me, as it's usually 12:00 am!

On Wednesday I did W8R2 and would say it was one of the best longer runs I've had.

Last night, bedtime was 11:30/12:00, although I'm not running as I'm off to work, I feel tired and groggy and don't think I'd run well if I were going.

Chalk this one up to experience, no Run is wasted and the next will be better.

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Exactly the same for me, thought w8r1 was never going to end! That extra 3 mins felt like an hour, but main thing is we did it. Run 2 tomorrow and actually looking forward to it, have put a new playlist on so that should pass the time.

I always run first thing in the morning and have half pint of water before I go out at 6am.

Have noticed though if have wine the night before (and it's only usually one glass, sometimes two on a weekend) I find it harder the next day on my run.

New trainers this week too😀Must be a week 8 thing😊🏃‍♀️

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Run 2 for me tomorrow, but it's the park run again so I don't know whether to incorporate it with that again...it kind of works...I have found the third run of these long runs the easiest...I will definitely make sure I'm well hydrated before I go & I might do a new playlist too...thanks for the idea!!! Enjoy your run 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️

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Thank you 😊

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You got the run in well done... And another park run tomorrow you are doing so brilliantly well mate will have that graduation badge before you know it 😀

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