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TJMazz
TJMazzGraduate
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I got up this morning at 5am ready to go for my run at 5.30. On checking the weather it was very icy so I decided the streets may not be very safe so postponed my run. It was on my mind all day so decided to head out after work even though I prefer to run in the fresh morning air.

I started off well and realised I had covered more ground by the half way mark than usual. This of course meant I was feeling a little tired and remembered the group motto of β€˜slow and steady’ so altered my pace and returned to my preferred slower running speed. Think I was eager and getting over excited at the prospect of finishing my penultimate run. Anyway, I settled back down and was feeling comfortable. The streets were a lot busier than my morning runs but I managed to keep on battling until the end and completed my run. Overall I covered 4.9km including warmup and warm down so I’m improving. I think I’ll keep it slow for a bit longer until I have built up my stamina a bit more. I’m so pleased with myself. I’m almost at graduation and I know I’m going to continue to build on my success and enjoy running afterwards. Thanks for all the support. Reading everyone else’s progress is what has kept me going. Hoping to do my last run later this week. Let’s do it πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™‹πŸ»πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

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Brilliant..well done for getting out in the cold and dark to run... great commitment 😊....

Will look for your W9 R3 post later in the week..you are doing brilliantly.😊x

TJMazz
TJMazzGraduate
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thanks. I’m so pleased with how I’m doing. Still quite shocked that I am doing it and I’m recommending the programme to lots of my friends so hope they start to enjoy running too πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Richard7
Richard7Graduate

Well done TJMazz and only one run left. Keep the next one slow and steady and enjoy the podium. We young runners cannot let a run go un-run!!

TJMazz
TJMazzGraduate
in reply to Richard7

Thanks, not sure I’m quite a young runner but I’m determined to get my graduation πŸ‘Œ

Richard7
Richard7Graduate
in reply to TJMazz

Can’t be more than 3 weeks since you were declared a runner!!! Have a great grad run

TJMazz
TJMazzGraduate
in reply to Richard7

Oh I see. Yes I thought you meant young in age πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Yes I am definitely new to running. Only started mid September. Thank you 😊

Richard7
Richard7Graduate
in reply to TJMazz

Ha ha - you may be young in age I don’t know! But I for one am not!! However I think the running is making me feel a tad younger than I was! Looking forward to your graduation post.

TJMazz
TJMazzGraduate
in reply to Richard7

Thanks πŸ˜€

rolysmate
rolysmateGraduate

Well done, it would have been so easy to put it off but you didn't and if you look just down the road you'll see the finish line

TJMazz
TJMazzGraduate
in reply to rolysmate

Thanks. I’m so excited πŸ™‹πŸ»

rolysmate
rolysmateGraduate
in reply to TJMazz

look forward to seeing you climb on the podium

TJMazz
TJMazzGraduate
in reply to rolysmate

Thank you for the support. It’s lovely to have people encourage me along the way. It’s really kept me going πŸ˜ƒ

rolysmate
rolysmateGraduate
in reply to TJMazz

We've all been there

Well done good luck with R3 πŸ‘

TJMazz
TJMazzGraduate
in reply to happyhammer73

Thank you 😊

Sadeskin
SadeskinGraduate

Ooh how exciting! I am so impressed (and intrigued) that you usually manage to go out so early. What sort of route do you run? Do you ever see anyone?

Well done for being sensible on the β€˜slow and steady’ front, it’s not always easy but key esp at graduation. Looking forward to hearing of your last run xx

TJMazz
TJMazzGraduate
in reply to Sadeskin

I run in the local streets so they are well lit. I see a few people. Mostly people waiting for the bus or a lift to go to work. I have to get to work for 8 am so go early before work when the air is fresh and the streets are calm with the odd car and bus. I have enjoyed the programme so much and impressed with how I have progressed. It’s a great way to get into running πŸ˜€

Sadeskin
SadeskinGraduate
in reply to TJMazz

Great! I've never been able to manage running before work, I've often thought it would be a good time of day to do it but for me there are too many obstacles! I admire those who do.. :) I agree it's a fab programme. I would never have achieved 5K (or 30 mins) without it

Elfe5
Elfe5Graduate

Oh TJMazz I feel so proud of you! πŸ˜„

Great penultimate run.

TJMazz
TJMazzGraduate
in reply to Elfe5

Thank you so much 😊

Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsAmbassador

TJ, what an amazing journey you have been on, such a joy to read about! You are doing so well.

Don't fixate on 5k or speed at all - all in good time. For now you are building stamina (and doing a good job of it!) I just reached 5k two weeks after graduating! You are so close though.

Polishing off your graduate badge now...πŸ₯‡

Sadie-runs x

TJMazz
TJMazzGraduate
in reply to Sadie-runs

Thank you. I can’t believe I’m nearly there and am enjoying it so much πŸ˜€

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