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Wk7 R3...found it tougher today!

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After a fab R2 on Tuesday I was excited to be out there again completing Wk7. The sun was shining and the warmest temperature to date since I’ve started C25K, a barmy 11degrees πŸ˜€

The first 5mins I felt great but by the half way point I was starting to struggle and those demons were at me today 😩 I gave myself a good talking to and slowed down, got my breathing back under control and settled back into a more gentle 2nd half of the run.

I think this was a bit of a wake up call to remind myself I’m still a very new runner and to start every run slow and steady. I finished the full 25mins and did give it a little push for the final 60 seconds πŸ˜‰ Maybe a good lesson learnt run before Wk8!

Happy running everyone 😊

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The best bit is you dealt with it on the hoof, you didn't let the mental gremlins stop you, you completed your run your way πŸ‘

You're doing fantastic πŸ‘πŸ˜

Melo_smilesGraduate in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thank you 😊 it did throw me at first then I thought slow down and let’s get this done! I think because it was the 4th 25min run I thought I would be fine....a little be too excited at the beginning I think 🀣


Very well done for the run and your wise analysis of what happened. No whippets allowed at the start for now!πŸ˜ƒ you can train to be an Olympic sprinter later if you want to! πŸ˜„

Melo_smilesGraduate in reply to Elfe5

I won’t make that mistake again πŸ˜ƒ better to have a bit left in the tank for a final push πŸ˜‰

Elfe5Graduate in reply to Melo_smiles

Exactly right- and think how good it will look to have a flying finish at park run sometime! πŸ˜€

Melo_smilesGraduate in reply to Elfe5

Fingers crossed one day πŸ€žπŸ˜€


You have got the idea... slow and steady is the way..these lovely longer runs are made for relaxing into.... let the legs find their happy pace and don't push too hard:)

Melo_smilesGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

I think the excitement of getting back out there got the better of me 😊 definitely a lesson learnt and I’ll set off slower on my next run 😊

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