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Week 7 Run1

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That was a hard one, I felt a little warm before starting so wasn't too surprised when I started sweating earlier than usual I was surprised on the amount of sweating though, I was sweating more than Jimmy Carr in tax court, it was that bad.

At one point I lost my breathing and had to make a concerted effort to get it back under control, then about 16-17 minutes in I felt sick, I admit, I did slow to a brisk walk until I got over the initial sicky feeling but then resumed normal service but I completed the run and I added double the time I spent walking (I added an extra minute to be sure but it was no more than 30 seconds walking) I finished the warm down walk and then had to sprint.

So I have a stomach bug, brilliant, I did finish W7R1 if you don't count the 30 seconds I had to walk to avoid being sick (BUT I did jog for an extra minute to make up for it).

That's why I felt hot to start with, why I was sweating earlier and more than normal. I hope this thing passes quickly, I have targets to meet (graduate C25K) and work to do (regulate my outdoor pace).

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Haha! "Sweating more than Jimmy Carr in tax court". Love it 😂

Sorry to read you're not well but hopefully it'll last for a few days only. Stay hydrated and take it extra easy on your first run back as these kind of bugs can take more out of us than we realise.

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LeeUGraduate in reply to Irishprincess

I was going to put sweating more than Diane Abbot before a maths test, to be honest, I was spoilt for choice. :)

Hopefully it will pass quickly and let me keep either to my scheduled runs or something close to it.

ejvcruns profile image

It sounds very unpleasant! Let yourself take enough time to get over it please before your next run! Good job though. Week 7 was tough for me mentally - just long runs that seemed tiring- so consider new routes etc to add interest!

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LeeUGraduate in reply to ejvcruns

After week 5 run 3 I haven't had any issues to be honest, the fact I broke the psychological barrier after that run has freed me, I have no issues running for 25 minutes, on W6 R3 I actually found it easier to do 25 minutes than it was to do the 20 minutes!

I would love to vary may route but I have been doing this on a treadmill as I can't regulate my pace outside, I want to go slow/steady but my body thinks it should be doing 9-10kph; whilst I can maintain that for 5-8 minutes I would really struggle to maintain it for more than that.

I will, however, work through that, or get to the point where I can maintain that for at least 30 minutes.

And all thanks to the help I get from the people on here, my thanks to you all.

Sarahb18 profile image

Well done on completing it !

Just make sure to rehydrate,you've lost more fluid than usual with this bug and take it easy to you feel better 😘

(Old nurse 🙈)

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LeeUGraduate in reply to Sarahb18

Already on my second bottle of water plus a cup of green tea, nurse. I really want to complete the program and I will, I don't really want to delay my scheduled runs but will do if I don't feel up to it.

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Kimchoc08 profile image

Well done on completing the run 🏃🏼 So sorry to hear that you're not feeling well, hope you start to feel better soon 😊

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LeeUGraduate in reply to Kimchoc08

Thanks Kim, I'll be back running as soon as I can, I want to get through the remaining 8 runs so I can get the Graduate badge.

Keep up your progress, it may mean we end up on the same run and may both get the badge at the same time.

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Kimchoc08Graduate in reply to LeeU

That would be cool. Virtual graduate partners!!

You did it despite being poorly, and I sooo love the Jimmy Carr comparison, even though it was for a not very nice reason.

You're doing well and getting through the plan. Cracking.

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LeeUGraduate in reply to

Thanks Jan, there so many other sweating jokes I could have chosen at the time but I remember this one, from Jimmy Carr's own mouth actually from when I went to see him.

I'm going to see how I get on in the morning with W7R2, I soo want that Graduate badge at the side of my name.

Mummycav profile image

Brilliant...you're on the home strait 😉

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