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50 shades of Beetroot!

Well W7R1 complete and my post run healthy glow resembles more like a sweaty summer fruit pudding! God knows how I’ll cope when the warmer weather comes!!

Managed to practice a bit of nose breathing too, although still feels completely wrong 🙈

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I started the programme on a June morning when the temps were over the 100f mark and humidity in the 90s 😂

I oozed my way around the Park - unshaded - the whole summer to the amazement, disbelief and outrage of a local ultramarathon runner.

Apparently I "should not run" in those conditions!😂

It's now below zero and icy - and this is my Run Day :(

Bring on Summer and 115F 😄😄😄😄

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Wow - I take it that Irish John is no longer in Ireland (or Blighty, come to that) 😂😂.

I think I would literally melt! 😩

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Resident of the US these days CP :)

But, if I ever won the Lottery - it would be a cottage, small sailboat, motorbike and friendly cat in Fishguard that would see me ending my days rather jovially :)

(And Raquel Welch in the house next door 😂)

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Oh, I like this game ... I’d head to Falmouth (not too sure about all the hills though 😩). A little house, big garden and a sea view with Giorgio Locatelli next door 😂

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Never been to Falmouth. But anywhere near the sea is good in my book :)

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Summer fruit pudding is great!! lol I turn red and sweaty after 10 mns no matter what kind of weather it is like: in the snow, in the rain and in the sun, and no matter what speed... It gets a little better with a higher level of fitness but not much better in my case. I have a runny nose as well, even when it's warm and I used to count my runs with the number of tissues used: started with 5 or 6 tissues, I'm down to 2 or 3 now. My physiotherapist who is running long distance trails has told me that he turns read and sweaty after 10 mns after years of training. So we shouldn't worry but make sure you drink a lot of water. And well done!!! Graduation is not far now...

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Oh yes, the tissues 😩😂😩. I don’t need a ‘track my run’ for safety - they’d just follow the trail of tissues!!! (Well, they would if they weren’t all stuffed into my pockets, although I have lost a few that I had popped up my sleeve for easy access 😩😩).

Many decades ago when I used to do a lot of sport, even my eyes would go red!!

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I used to go a rather attractive throbbing bright red for hours after exercise... but after 9 months of doing this now, it has reduced down to a very healthy pink glow. Miracles do happen! :)

Nose breathing will come and find you when it's ready... It visits me fleetingly every so often (well after graduating), but still for the most part I could catch flies or even birds in my mouth it's so wide :)

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Lol!!! Yes, the image I have of me running in my head is a million miles away from the reality - thank god there are no mirrors on a run 😉.

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Absolutely!! :)

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I'm loving reading these posts as I too suffer with a puce face and streaming nose on each run so to know there are others suffering also gives me some assurance that I'm not the only ambulance call threat! I'm encouraged by Fishypieface's post that it improves!

W8R2 completed yesterday and I NEVER thought I'd say this but I've definitely got the running bug now (puce faced and streaming nose or not!)

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Fabulous, well done.

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