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26 done 1 to do. W9R2

Well R2 of W9 now under the belt. Started of really grand, felt great. Legs moving well even had a good stride. Right up to the 20min point and then bang. Somebody came along and swooped my nicely moving legs and feet with some heavy cast iron ones with weights on. I can only assume that was the wall I have heard about. Still I persevered slowed down regained my composure and plodded on. Was hopping to crack the 5km point but didn't manage it today only 4.6km but I, m getting there.

Can't believe I only have one more of the C25K left to do. I really can't. 9 weeks ago I couldn't run for more than a minute, now 30 seems normal. On On.

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There is no wall... just a last ditch attempt, by some very exhausted gremlins to upend you!

You should not have thought about 5K...! :) They read your mind!!

Now.. when you head out for your victory run.. start slow.. stay slow.. relax and breathe gently... cruise along thinking of your amazing journey.....Just let your running legs carry you... slow and steady... they can do the work.. you just enjoy the ride, all the way to the podium!

We will be waiting!

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I will, thank you for your words of advice 😀😀

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Oh yes!!! what will you do after?

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Carry on, I have an eye on doing some park runs, and working towards doing 10k, maybe even the great south run 10miler next year. I don't intend to stop now. I am fitter now than I was in the 90s

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Go you!

Look forward to reading your graduation post.

Happy running!

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Good work, dapsmith! Pleased to hear it went well, and that you summoned up the grit and fortitude to make it through the heavy legs. Slowing down always works a treat.

I did this run today, too. Very excited for the last one, but also weirdly sad to finish it. I am probably fitter now than I have ever been! It's a miracle!

Enjoy the final run, mate. 🏃‍♀️😀

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You too, enjoy 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️👍👍

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Heavy legs is often a sign of poor hydration, assuming you didn't walk twenty miles yesterday. What you drink the day before a run can significantly affect your overall hydration.

It happens to us all on occasions but pushing on through is the answer.

Nine weeks........................ amazing isn't it?

We're ready to cheer you over the finish line.

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Mmmm, now I know that I didn't drink enough water yesterday as I was stuck in the middle of a big rail project and just didn't take time out. But thank you for that.

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Well done on getting to the last run. I’m one behind you so let me know how it goes. Good luck and make sure you savour the last one :)

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