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W2 R1 that was a challenge!

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I was ok until the final 1:30 run, that nearly killed me! I couldn't even bring my legs to do a brisk walk to cool down πŸ˜‚ Got a Fitbit today so it was interesting to see stats after too. Let's hope run 2 is a little easier!

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I would say perhaps you need to run more slowly? It's easy to set off fast but in Week 2 you don't have the conditioning for it...


Slow down...then you will find the next run a breeze!

Well done you!

Hidden in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks Oldfloss! I think you're right, my pace today was probably quicker than w1. It's amazing how often you need to keep reminding yourself to slow down, isn't it?!

OldflossAdministrator in reply to Hidden

Oh yes.. even I have to tell myself.. slow down you!!!


Keep with me and let the 🐌 overtake and it's a bit easier: Doing this run for the second time tomorrow morning. Well done for completing it

Hidden in reply to TJMazz

Thanks! Maybe if I wear a shell on my back it'll be a constant reminder to slow down?! Good luck tomorrow morning

TJMazzGraduate in reply to Hidden

I can't really do anything but slow so it works for me.I'll post how I get on next time. Good luck for your next run.

Hidden in reply to TJMazz

Thank you 😊


Start my week 2 on Tuesday and worried about jelly legs too, well done for completing it ... doesn't matter how fast you get there... every finish is a win... feel as proud of yourself as we are of you πŸ‘πŸƒπŸ‘

Ps...Fitbit is addictive... had mine for a couple of month and I am obsessed!! The Strava app is good too... you can build up a log of all your runs with stats etc ...

Hidden in reply to swisstony4

Thank you! You're right, I should feel proud and stop thinking about how it was challenging. Good luck on Tuesday, let us know how it goes 😁


snail pace minus 1 and today I even got down to snail pace minus 2


Slowly, slowly, very slowly...it will be easier the slower you start, it easy to start Week 2 with quicker running because you think that’s what you ought to do but actually it’s best to start every run slowly, even at W9R3 πŸ˜‰


Well done!!

I used to do that too early on... almost sprint then be puffed out and struggle (still have to be mindful of that) but once I realized what I was doing β€˜wrong’ I slowed and settled in to a good pace.

I need to speed up again now!

Stick with it πŸ˜ƒ.

Hidden in reply to LouIselsqy

Glad to hear I'm not the only one who's done that, so thank you! It's another lesson learnt and will hopefully make it more enjoyable next time 😁

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