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Weekly chat 13 - 19 November

Please feel free to share your runs here and chat about how it's all going,

Sometimes we don't feel like putting a whole post up but just want to share something small, so this is a great place for doing that during the week.

If youre a lurker it is a great place to say a little hi without the pressure of a full post.

Wishing you all a happy and healthy week,

Juju, Realfoodieclub and Oldfloss

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Good morning all you fellow runners!

I’m starting week 6 tomorrow, after my 3rd run of week 5 yesterday I finally feel like running 30 minutes is actually a possibility!

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How did it go? Week 6 is now my favourite and i am revisiting it on a weekly loop to try to maintain post-grad. It was a mysterious challenge first time round though.

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W5R2:

Oh my!!!! My routine has been a bit off, as my treadmill died and I haven't replaced it yet, but I was able to start running on the upper indoor track and our high school gym. But then yesterday there were events going on in the gym and up at the high school track so we ended up at one of the elementary schools. Their track is not a true "track" as it is just black top that, in my estimate, is around a third of a mile loop. It also has a steady incline on about 1/2 of it!! My pace was slower than my last 2 runs, but I SURVIVED and was able to make it through my run portions without stopping or walking! I sure felt like it kicked my butt though!!

Looking ahead to tomorrow's run, w5r3..... gotta admit that I'm a little scared--- just a 5 minute warm up followed by straight 20 minutes jogging?!?!? I hope I can make it!!!!!

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Good luck. You will feel tired probably but the fact that you can say to yourself "Wow I ran for a whole 20 minutes! I definitely could not have done that a few weeks ago." AM not far ahead of you but for me that run was special. I hope it is for you too.

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Did week 7 run 1 with DH - a trip down memory lane for me! So proud of him following a few recent hiccups which threatened to stop him.

Keep telling him he'll be graduating in no time 👍🏼🏃🏻

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I can see graduation from here ...

I ran W8R1 yesterday. A nice steady run in a loop from home. Likely to be Friday before I get to R2 (maybe a run with my lovely wife) and Sunday for R3.

I haven't managed to get to my Monday night running club thing for two weeks due to work and other commitments, but I'll hopefully get along next week. I'm looking forward to getting back into it.

Hope you all have a very positive week. :)

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Just completed wk8 run 1 and what a struggle it was! Trying not to feel too deflated, will put it down to one of those runs and will go to next one.

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It must be tough when you are so close to graduation. I'm only on W3R2 so it's all fresh and exciting at the moment. Hope your next run is a lot easier.

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Thanks, 5 runs left 😁 , soon be you

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I ran the last run of week 6. I felt like going to a walk a lot during it but kept saying to myself, well what good would that do? Would you feel better for it? You're fine, keep going. And I did. Looking forward to week 7

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Great to hear that you pushed on. PMA all the way ;)

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Congratulations keep at it and convince yourself you can do it and you will hope week 7 is going well

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Hi! This is my rest day and I’m already itching to get on with my W7 R2 as it’s my day for the scenic route along the coastal path!

I’ve been swimming today and really happy as my Fitbit flex2 has recorded it for second week running!

I’ve really noticed my stamina and fitness improving in both running and swimming! And also how happy I feel! 😀🏃🏊

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Hello everyone ...

Just me checking in. Ran W8R2 today. It was a nice run out with my wife and the weather was kind. We have to go back to running relay on Sunday, on account of having the smalls to take care of. 😀

Have a good weekend everyone. Stay injury free. 🙂

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First postgraduate run (involuntary delay due to having a cold -boo to that). Slow steady 35 min run along footbath by river. Nice bright morning, legs a bit sluggish at the start but got faster!

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Hiya, finding it harder now I've just done W7R1 and running all the time but am changing my route as per my podcast suggestions and enjoying exploring parts of my village I wouldn't have dreamed of going if walking for fear of being nosey! No-one thinks anything when you're running red faced with your earphones in! 😂🏃

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That's it ... just back from W8R3. All going well. 3 runs left!!

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