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W6R2 - thank goodness for the 1 minute warning!

Mindful of the advice I received on Monday (after going off a bit fast), I set an Oldfloss-standard pace (slow and steady) for these two 10-minute runs. The first one felt like it was going on for ever, and my breathing was all over the place (not usually a problem). When Sarah said 1 minute to go I was mightily relieved!

So I was dreading the second run - however, it was easier than the first 10 minutes. And I ran it in a faster time. How weird. And when she said 1 minute to go, I speeded up. WHAT???

Every run is different! Thanks to everyone for helping me to get this far. 😀 🏃‍♀️

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well done ...my week 6 run 2 is tomorrow - I really can't wait! Great advice thank you

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Thank you! It's great when you're looking forward to the next run - good luck, I'm sure you'll smash it! x

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All done! I am pleased that the intervals are over ...I really enjoyed the wk 5 run 3, 20 mins and I think that was to do with not stopping to walk....although was absolutely dreading it before I started - week 6 run 3 planned for Sunday ..... a bit nervous and a bit excited .....fingers crossed!

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Well done! I'm due to head out to do W6R3 this morning - bit nervous like you!

Good luck on Sunday! x

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With you every step of the way.... you can do this, let me know how you get on..... good luck!

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Thank you so much - just got back, and I did it!! Was tough but boy do I feel good now! We can do this together 😀

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Hoorah! Well done - that is amazing! Hopefully will be sharing the podium with you on Sunday x

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I’m doing that one tonight! Eek! I often find the second runs are easier- think it takes me a while to find a comfortable pace and get in to the groove!

Well done x

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Thank you! And good luck tonight - I'll be thinking of you. xx 👍

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Very well done you...by taking it gently to begin with.. you settled down and your legs knew what to do next:)

Brilliant:)

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Thank you so much - I have always noted your wise words but not always put them into practice! However, it worked today.

Am a bit floored by the idea of no more walking intervals - eek! But I'm encouraged by the fact that I did the 20 minute run in Week 5. 🙂

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Me too. W6R1 felt weirdly easier today- can that be right?

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Well done - sounds like you've cracked it! Good luck with the rest of the programme!

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Relaxing into the longer runs is just great.

Let the newly found legs do what they know they can...just ease into the run.. start slow and stay slow:)

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I like the idea of newly found legs - spot on. It is as though I have found my legs, that previously baulked at the idea of running. 🏃‍♀️

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