Couch to 5K

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After the highs come the lows. Not the best start today. Legs and arms full of lead within first few mins... had to keep stopping, for a few seconds at a time. Should I have left it another day or so? Who knows. All v frustrating . Probably a good 15 mins before I relaxed into a decent rhythm but then I felt great! The added bonus of a very special running buddy (who got me into this C25K running malarkey in the first place, BTW) meant I kept on going...

Here’s the thing with buddying up with an experienced runner:

“What? We ran for how long? Bloody hell!”

One more C25K run to go. Eek!

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Hey well done! I've done C25K on my own... sometimes I wish I had a running buddy. I mean, I have plenty on here, but I mean a physical person next to me!

Sorry to hear you had the dreaded lead legs. For me I found that it happened for 2 reasons. The first was totally a mental battle, and the answer was just to distract myself, music, something nice to look at, let my mind wander a bit. The second thing was that I might be running too fast, and to back off the pace. Usually the distraction of working out how much to slow down was enough to take my mind off the fact that my legs were complaining.

One more to go though... you know you can totally do this, right?

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😉

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Brilliant Petrina, enjoy that graduation run

👍👍😄😄

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Brilliant run PetrinaB..only one more run to Graduation😊xx

Good luck and slow and steady works just fine.xxx

It was your running buddy who was supposed to be checking the time... 😉

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All I can say is, sorry, well done and hope you are okay.

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No need to apologise- I’m fine!

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And, if you’ve seen his post, you’ll see it was the lovely @Iannodatruffe with whom I ran today... I’m sure he didn’t intend for us to run that long but we did!

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Sshhushhhh, I'll get the sack.

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Now now surely you're not encouraging folks for running for longer than they should? I'll tell floss on you!!! :P

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No, we’re not! But we had a lot to catch up on...

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Well if you were able to chat and run, that's OK then :)

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I already know..this was special :)

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Tut! :)

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I think he's a wrong un Petrina.

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Get the sack? Nah unsackable in my opinion. Take care both.

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Best of luck with your final run Petrina, don't forget to post when you graduate.

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Good luck with your graduation run Petrina. Can't wait to see your badge by your name. 👍🏃🏽‍♀️

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Thank you!

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So, so close now....lead legs, treacle legs, concrete blocks and wading in jelly.. we have had it all on here :)

You are doing wonderfully !!!

It takes me an age sometimes to get into it and then at other times, I am away after five minutes! ( Old age and decrepitude!)

I know your run was very special, :) and yes, running with an experienced runner is fantastic...but you did just fine.

You have the badge waiting...the champagne is ready to be chilled...we shall all be there waiting... !

One more to go.. and you are living proof that,

"If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves."

Thomas A. Edison

Awesome!

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