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Week 5 Run 2

Week 5 Run 2

Dear me.......

Ok so ive had nearly 2 weeks of little or no time to get out due to kids off school and then we had the beast from the east causing chaos.

I nearly decided this morning to repeat week 4 before trying my next step of week 5 run 2 but i didnt. I couldnt go to my usual run place due to still covered in lots of snow so i chose a local trail around a dam i stead. Slightly undulating up and down which is different to my usual place that is mostly flat ish.

I found the 8 mins tough today and im now wondering if i need to repeat week 5 to kinda catch up before attempting the dreaded week 5 run 3 or should i just give it a go and if i cant complete it then repeat week 5?

Any advice guys please

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Well done! You said it - give R3 a go and you may surprise yourself. That's what happened to me. You can always treat it as a practice run if it proves too much. Good luck!

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The Week 5 Run 3 is not to be dreaded...it is just another run.. which you will be ready for.. :)

You have had time away from running.. plus added delights with small ones...and snow:)

Be kind to yourself...just head out to Run 3...warm up well and just go as slow and steady as you like...you will be fine:)

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Give it a go you have nothing to lose...

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The latter. Just give it a go and you’ll surprise yourself

Liz x

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I agree, give it a go. Some people are posting that the ‘rest’ due to snow actually helped the running ... that was my experience ... I graduated today!!

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Dig deep... and do it!! You know can can do it really. Just believe!!! 👍💪😁

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Well done c1air3😊.... you are ready for Wk5 R3, maybe do it on your usual course if you can, rather than the hills, to give you more confidence.😊x

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Well done c1air3 ...I wouldn’t repeat anything, yes you found it tough but no-one said it was going to be easy, we have to push ourselves otherwise we won’t achieve...keep going...you’re doing just fine x

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