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W7R2 Tough going...

TedG profile image

Compared to Mondays run, that was tough 😓Virtually same pace but I struggled and couldn’t get to the ‘finish line’ quick enough so to speak. Monday I felt I could have carried on but not today🤨 I put it down to the fact that I wasn’t up fir it before I went out, head full of negative thoughts.

Hey Ho, I’ll just put this session behind me and start again Saturday 🤓

Happy running guys 🏃🏃‍♀️

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Oldfloss profile image

You ran and you did it.. take it very slow and steady as you go on :) let the negative thoughts float away behind you :)

Sadie-runs profile image

Great attitude - put it all behind you and move on. Some runs are just like that, no rhyme nor reason (but sometimes when you analyse you can find a reason.)

You are in the "mind games" stage of the programme, where some mental stamina needs to be built. You CAN do this, just got to try and develop an almost arrogant amount of confidence.

😀 Or just fake it til you make it!

It's never a failure to take some runs more slowly if you are just not feeling it. That's what I do.

Good work, Ted. You are doing a fine job.

Sadie-runs x

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TedGGraduate in reply to Sadie-runs

Thank you Sadie, I could’ve done with your robot legs today but I completed the session, that’s all that matters.

Glad to see you’re making giant strides since graduation 👩‍🎓 Good on you girl, keep it up 🤓 😘

HeleneCorsa profile image

W7R2 was my nemesis too! But you finished and that's what counts - it didn't get the better of you. Well done, and I am sure that next time will be more enjoyable.

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TedGGraduate in reply to HeleneCorsa

Thank you Helene, I’ve only had a couple of ‘off day’ sessions so not doing too bad. I WILL enjoy the run on Saturday 🤗😊

Happy running 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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HeleneCorsaGraduate in reply to TedG

That's the spirit! Looking forward to hearing about Saturday's run.

Wantorun2013 profile image

Know how you feel did that run on Tuesday found the begging a slog but soon got my head around it mind over matter at times. R3 tomorrow 😬👍

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TedGGraduate in reply to Wantorun2013

Too right, grit and determination. Tbh, during the first 10mins, ‘Sod this for a game of soldiers’ went through my mind 😂

Saturday is another day 😎

Good luck on R3 tomorrow 🤓🏃🏃🏃

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Wantorun2013Graduate in reply to TedG

Thanks l wasn’t begging honest 😂😂😂 beginning!!👍

Oh Ted, I’m sorry to hear your run was a struggle today. It’s incredible how our mind impacts on our running ability.

I did my first post grad run last night... 36.25 minutes and I could have gone on and on (Forrest Gump eat your heart out) - such a stark contrast from the horror of Saturday’s run.

I’m sure Saturday’s run for you will also be completely different than today’s 😊

...and look where you are... now at the end of week 7..!! You are amazing 🤗

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TedGGraduate in reply to HeadInTheClouds

Thank you for your kind words HITC 😊

That was a excellent run last night, well done 🤓🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

A couple of days off will do me good I’m sure...here’s to a good one on Saturday 🏃🏃🏃......watch this space 😊x

You have exactly the right idea, sometime they don't go all nice and smooth, today mine was all lumpy... so we just rest up, and have another go. Happy running

Oh Ted, sorry you had a tough run last time. Don’t be too hard on yourself - you did it! Some days are better than others, so put it behind you (take your own good advice about PMA) and I just know you’ll smash run 3 tomorrow.

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TedGGraduate in reply to PashleyPedaller

Thanks Angela, different route planned so I know my target, 2.5mls.......1/4ml increase each week 😊

Happy running 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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