Wk7 R2 Daring to Believe: So another 25 minutes... - Couch to 5K

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Wk7 R2 Daring to Believe

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So another 25 minutes under my belt - and feeling pretty good. Am really beginning to believe I will graduate now 😊

But lookng to the future am wondering how it will be. Already worrying about my dependance on Laura - how will it be without her? Should I be worrying about distance - am covering about 4km in session (Inc warmup and down) it was about 3km when I started so improving but no where near 5km. Am I ok to be anti-social in planning to keep running on my own (I love the headspace I get and I have all you virtual running buddies anyhow) or do you think I'll eventually lack motivation?

So many questions I know. I AM LOVING THE RUNNING and want to keep going into the future - but all this talk of park runs improving splits (along with gadgets involved in tracking this) spreadheets and the like makes me think I'm going to be unprepared.

I just want carry on feeling the ground moving under my feet in the great outdoors.

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1) I have never used the app and have run freestyle from the start and love it

2) No plans to run with a club etc, love running on my own (loneliness of the long distance runner)

3) Don't worry about distance it's about the time, pace/speed/distance will come in time

4) Keep enjoying

in reply to rolysmate



You're not being anti social, you're doing what works for you and nobody can say fairer than that - I'm not running with friends at the moment ether because most of my friends who run are very accomplished and I know I would find it incredibly demotivating if I went for a run with them and felt like I was slowing them down (which I would be!)

Keep running, keep smiling 😊

in reply to Thecko

Intend to try😊


Hi - I did the same run today - isnt it grand - and feel similar in terms of antisocialness. One of the things I enjoy about my running is the me time. I like being alone in my head (its a really interesting place to be) and I also like being flexible to do things as and when I want to rather than to fit in with anyone else. I'm looking forward to joining in things like park runs, now and again in order to mix things up, but I really value the time I am spending exploring my own boundaries without having to think about anyone else's. Happy running!

in reply to Renmurew

Couldn't agree more!


Just get to graduation... then think about where to go :)

I am a lone runner...and I have never, ever lost motivation :) You just get to the podium and then the world of running is yours :)

So much out there :) And we are full of advice:)


I'm planning to do one park run for my graduation run...because I can. And then back to different routes and different challenges.


Great advice as always from Oldfloss! I am asking myself all the same questions, but I think/hope we will find the answers as we go along (even though life without Laura seems scary to me too!) I run alone too (but with Laura of course!) and i love it.

in reply to siobhp

Definitely just going focus on the next run, then the next and worry later.

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