What is your week October (2)

Hi there and welcome to What is your week October (2)

It is so good to see so many of you on here. How did your week go?

The idea of "what is your week"

Every week we are going to put up a post so you can add in a little post underneath to say what week you are planning to do this week.

Sample post (feel free to put as much or as little as you like)

Hi I am Realfoodieclub and this week I am doing wk 3, looking forward to it.๐Ÿ˜€

We are growing so much at the moment and I wanted to have a little fun post so we can see who is on what week of the program and hopefully it will help you to feel more included with the forum.

It will help other runners to know they are not alone on their own with their weeks and help everyone feel supported.

Please remember it doesn't matter if you stay on the same week for a while, that is fine it is a journey and it really doesn't matter how long it takes, it will be so worth it when you get to the final run.

At the end of the month there will be a October certificate for you to download and keep, just a little memento of the fact you have completed a whole moth of the program. Another full month of running for you.

If you have just graduated this will be a great place to keep you motivated, there is always the Quest on the Bridge to 10km forum as well for graduates.

I will add all the names from this week under this post. Every week for the month of September the names will roll over into another post.

Let's get a good list going so we can support each other.

(Come on you lurkers you can do it as well. ๐Ÿ˜€)

Wishing you all a happy healthy week.

Rfc x.
















































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  • Well I survived week one, and yesterday did my first run of week 2. But I'm also going down with a cold, so not quite sure how thatโ€™ll effect my ability to run. At the moment Iโ€™m doing everything I can think of to stop it developing. This afternoon Iโ€™ve got a half hours introductory session to CaniX, which I think will be mostly an intro to the equipment and wonโ€™t include too much actual running. Wish I was feeling on better form for it!

  • Take it easy, the run will wait, if your body need time to repair from a cold it is wise to be gentle with it. Feel well soon Rfc x.

  • Yes, thank you! X

  • Erm - just realised this post is titled September?! X

  • Hehe I am doing well this month a whole week last week and no one noticed. I am prone to these sort of lapses sometimes. ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks for letting me know, I have rectified it now.

  • Hi, I'm Damien. I graduated in June. I have been running 3 times a week since and mainly 5K. Over the summer I have been trying to improve upon my speed. My Parkrun PB is 31:04 and I ran a 5K race in August at 29:56. I can't get back to that speed since and find it hard to maintain a 6min/km pace for more than 3k. So I am extending my distance over the winter in the hope that endurance will bring on speed.

    I ran 7K on Friday evening. I ran a Parkrun on Saturday morning but was slow as my legs were tired.

    This week I plan on doing 3 runs again with one being a 8k for the first time. I'm trying to get to 10k in November.

    I was a total couch potato in March. Hated running. I failed at C25K many times in the past. Now I love running and would like to spend the winter training for 5K and 10K races next summer.

  • You are asking a lot of your body with a with a 7km run on Friday night and then a parkrun on Saturday. Your body is still getting used to running. I have an event pace and a training pace. I find it very difficult to replicate my event pace while out on my own. Intervals, hills and squats are all good to help with increasing speed.

  • Thanks. Yes I realized that I was asking a lot of my legs on Saturday. I took it nice and easy but still found it tough going. I won't be doing that again.

  • That's brilliant

    Well done

  • Hi all, I am on week 3. Done run 1, and on to run 2 tomorrow. Found this week really challenging for the first time. I know that's a good thing, but mentally, it's taking a lot to psyche me up to do the next run. I keep thinking there is something wrong with me to be struggling at this early stage, especially since so many others seem to have completed week 3 just fine and gone on to graduate. Still, I expect it is mind over matter. I did a mental checklist whilst running yesterday - legs fine, breathing fine, so I kept going, but I did feel nauseous. Hoping tomorrow will be easier.

  • Most of the plan is mind over matter. You're doing really well. I really struggled with breathing in those early weeks and then all of a sudden it clicked and I found I could get into it a bit more.

    Keep going!

  • Welcome onboard, your name has been added. Nothing wrong with you at all, we have all gone through phases when the Gremlins get into our heads, this is a great time to work on kicking them to the curb, you are doing great.

  • Hi DYR21. Although most people find weeks 5/6 the hardest, I really can't remember a particular week being difficult, just individual runs, for no particular reason. Generally the early weeks were hardest for me, the body getting used to running full stop!! Even now, as a newish grad, I really struggle some days, then on other days that I'm dreading, I find it surprisingly manageable. Never easy, though - always arrive home sweating and trembly and take a while to recover!! But then I am an old codger of 58 so it's to be expected!!

    About nausea - if you're like me, that will settle down. During the summer I ran first thing before work, and found while getting ready if I ate 4 or 5 almonds or 2 mouthfuls of banana with a glass of water that seemed to do the trick and stop the nausea. There have been some posts in the past about this - try a search.

    Good luck with it all๐Ÿ‘.

  • Hi all, I'm on week 9 this week! Very exciting stuff. I've just done run 1 and am planning run 2 on Wednesday and a graduation Parkrun on Saturday.

    I did Parkrun last week and despite the rain and how slow I was I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to doing it again.

  • Well done on last weeks parkrun and have a great Graduation week.

  • My goal is to finish week 8 while sorting out this burning sensation in my Achilles. I have done the program "slow & steady" style up until W7R1...then I stopped 15 minutes in, same thing W7R3. I'm trying to sort out whether it really is my Achilles or my mental stamina failing.

  • I hope it isn't a pain and it goes away. If you think it is mental try counting to 100 in your head, it is a very good way of taking your mind off running while you fight Gremlins away.

  • Hi I have done week 4 run 2 so one more and then onto week 5 later in the week. I found run 2 easier than 1 this week and can't wait to get out next time! I love being able to see the improvement in what I can manage and my general fitness. I already feel 5 years younger.

  • Welcome onboard, your name has been added. That is great news on the feeling younger. I love all the extra benefits that come with running. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Hello everyone. Iโ€™m about to start week 6 at some point today. Surprised myself my completing the 20 minute run in week 5, even though I was slower than a snail! Hoping I can cope with all week 6 has to throw at me!

  • Welcome onboard, your name has been added. Take week 6 slow and steady it feels strange going back to intervals but you will be fine.

  • Thanks. Made it through run 1. Got overtaken but kept on plodding!

  • Just completed Week 3. I am starting Week 4 on Friday. How will I run for 5 minutes? ๐Ÿ˜ต

  • Welcome onboard, your name has been added. You will be fine the program has you ready for it even if you feel you are not ๐Ÿ˜€

  • I've done first run of week 2. Doing second run of week 2 tonight after resting yesterday. Looking forward to the next step.

  • Welcome onboard, your name has been added. You've got over the biggest hurdle which is the first run. Good luck with your week.

  • Hi everyone,

    I've been out this morning to do week 6, run 1 - I managed it pretty well I think. I've had a terrible cold and cough but kept going out for my runs, I'm sure it helped!

    I think also, I may have picked up a little speed this morning ๐Ÿ˜ฎ but speed is not really that important just yet, I'm just trying to make it through the runs!

  • Welcome onboard, your name has been added. Take it nice and easy with that cold, you don't want to overdo it. There seems to be a lot around at the moment.

  • It is the dreaded germ season....but yes, nice and easy is my game!

  • Hi, I'm on Week 4 and planning to do Run 2 tomorrow. Happy with the way things are going so far.

  • I'm on Week 9. Managed Run 1 although I am quite slow. The route I do has a small hill just at the halfway point. I was about halfway up the hill last week (28 min run) and I just got up to the top before the bell rang after 15 minutes. Pleased with that. I was faster on the way back as the route is uphill mostly to start with. Run 2 tonight in the town while my daughter is swimming and Graduation Run 3 while I'm in Bournemouth at the weekend. Wave to me if you see a tall red faced woman running along the prom from Mudeford to Highcliff and back!

  • Week 3, run 1... I ran for 2 lots of 3 mins... woo hoo! Good luck all xx

  • On week 4 run3 later today. Had a bit of a hiccup with r1 but found the advice on the forum to be spot on! Slow and steady it is, Oldfloss!

  • Go you x

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