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And then Sarah said....

"You're officially a runner" at the end of W6R3 today, and I swear I lifted 2 feet off the ground and haven't come back down yet!!!

I realised (from someone else's post) that I will never run again with a walking break (unless one goes wrong and it ends up being a practice run😝) it made me quite sad... And then I realised: it's because the plan knows you don't need them now Liz.... And that made me very happy!😬Thankyou to everyone for your continued support. I am absolutely loving this journey and it's made all the more pleasurable by reading everyone else's experiences. And of course, the knowledge that everyone has is amazing!

Bring on W7! Happy running everyone! 🏃🏃🏃

Liz X

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Walking and running are like tea and coffee - I like them both, but not at the same time.

Well done you have mastered it now. Just keep up the consistency and the last few weeks will be a joy.... If you ever come back down that is!

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Slowly coming back down to earth😬. Thankyou.

Liz x

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"Walking and running are like tea and coffee - I like them both, but not at the same time." << That is a genius way of putting it... I say that as well as someone who hates BOTH tea & coffee :D

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Well done!

Don't write off walking breaks just yet though. There is a place for them even in quite advanced training. You may find you have walking breaks in speed training and lots of people use run/walk methods in training for longer distances including marathons.

Happy running! You are getting close to graduation now...

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I intend to use the run/walk system during my training for the GNR but only as required. A part of me says it’s cheating, but as long as you’re moving forward is all that matters.....and as long as you’re you’re running a LOT more than walking 😜

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Brilliant !! Well done , I'm 1 run behind, I completed week6 run2 today and am dreading Saturdays 25 minute run. But your post has given me the extra boost I was looking for to complete it, Thanks x

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Don't dread it, honestly, it doesn't feel (physically) much different to W5R3... Although I know it does mentally. You'll be fine I'm sure... Let me know when you you've done it so I know you're floating too😬

Liz x

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Good, glad you said that as I remember thinking that too and being shocked because I thought the extra 5 minutes would be hell and then it really was an anticlimax?!?

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For some people the walking breaks get them home quicker :P

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Exactly Pink, you’re tricking your brain when it’s screaming for your legs to stop, taking a 30sec walk break confuses it 🤗

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Actually I was just being cheeky. I meant for some runners, they go faster when walking :P

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Ah 🤣 but what I stated is also true 😊

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That's so true! 😂😂😂

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Well done you...lovely, lovely, long runs.. relaxing and letting your legs find their happy pace...wonderful!

You can just relax and enjoy the journey to the podium now:)

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Ooh... I'm starting to believe I can actually do this... Exciting times!

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Oh you can *totally* do this!

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Great stuff Liz, you’re well and truly cracking it 😊

You’ll soon realise that the walking bits were only getting in the way 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️😊

Good luck on the rest of your journey 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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Thanks Ted x

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Well done you, another milestone down. It's all ready for your graduation podium place in a few weeks.

J

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Good work Liz, and it is official cos' we all know you did it now too!😄

Nice steady start to all your runs and you won't miss those walk breaks...

Good luck with Week 7...onwards and upwards Runner😊xx

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So many congrats! I loved it when Laura said I was a runner. Honestly, though I felt *great* hearing it (and I really did, proper stupid grin), I have very much been in denial. Too ingrained in my brain from others that that's "not me", so I only actually said it out loud when I cracked my 5K duck :P Doh.

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