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Am I overdoing it too soon... W7,R2

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I was meant to run for 25 mins for this run but as I run on a track I’d estimated that I’d do 9 laps... but MJohnson said I’d completed when I’d only done 8.5 laps!!! I felt I needed to complete the 9 laps but instead I got carried away and did 10 instead... total 4K 😁 in total think I ran for 28 mins.

Should I be pushing myself to go for longer if I feel comfortable or just stick to the plan? I know next week is 28 mins but then I think I might want to do the whole 12.5 laps.

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Stick to the plan... simple as that :)

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what she said, take time to build some strength into those new runners legs

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Yes... I will try too!

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Maybe feel good about that run but try and stick to the plan - you could avoid injury in the long-term

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Sure I don’t want to burn out too soon as I plan to do a 5k Run with the club I’m training with at the end of week 9. Thanks for the advice 😀

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Seconded. Stick to the plan. There's plenty of time for increasing once your 9 weeks are done 👍🏼 Just enjoy knowing you've probably got this in the bag.

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Thank you 😊

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Yes slightly overdoing it ,so stick with the programme and do not push yourself. Only when he tells you to finish on a high for the last minute.I am with MJ and I did my 8.1 today. What was different he asked me at half way 14 mins if I wanted to pick up the pace , I did not. He did not ask me to finish on a high for the last minute.

Plenty time for pace and you are doing so well .Patience.🤔That is great, so do not overdo it.

Did some mental arithmetic , you are around 20% max off 10 km/ hour pace or 5km in 30 mins.

Keep strong and injury free and your stamina is obviously soaring, you will easily close that gap in increments while your running body is developing in months to come.Even using a 10% rule it is only 2 months🤔So kiss it.🌟

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I’m not sure I’ll do it in 30 mins will be happy if I do it in 35 mins.

But most of all just want to enjoy it and stay injury free. Thanks for your advice 😊

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I for one have not been injury free on this program.

My son in law did this program 2years ago and did exactly what you did ,

He had no injuries what so ever ! He’s not one to stick to rules ...

Sorry yes he had big blisters after been tested for new trainers 👟 a year ago obviously bought them at wrong time of the day 😂

He took them back and got a full refund ? (Trainers were you worn outside?)

Do what feels right for you , I know I do

This program is great but it’s not programmed for every ability, how could it be ?

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Most of us have exceeded the plan at times, but keep it minimal. While the plan does not ensure that you will not get injured and it may not be stretching all new runners equally, how will you feel if you suffer an injury by pushing beyond the programme?

You have a life time to run, do yourself a favour by building your basic endurance first by sticking to the plan.

If you ask us, we are bound to give the answer we have.

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Keep it safe, this is the first time I've used a plan like this, and it really works. I think it's easy to push yourself because the plan instils confidence, but steady building really pays off.Good luck, graduation's not far off 😁

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