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Weekly chat 19 -25 March

Hiya and welcome to a new week.

Sometimes we don't feel like putting a whole post up but just want to share something small, so this is a great place for doing that during the week.

If youre a lurker it is a great place to say a little hi without the pressure of a full post.

Wishing you all a happy and healthy week,

Juju, Realfoodieclub, Oldfloss, Millsie-J and Bluebirdrunner

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Just want to say just done W6 R2! Yayyyy!! Don’t need a reply. 😊👍🏻

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Definitely needs a yeah! Great work and Well done😊😊😊xx

Good luck with your next run..

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Hi Bluebirdrunner,

Hope all good.

Check this out,when you get time🤔

ted.com/talks/takaharu tezuka the best kindergarten you ve ever seen/up-next

Very cool. 👏👏

Architects English not that good. 🤔 My Japanese non existent.🤔😂😂 Heh Ho.🙈

About children running between 4-6 km per day unstructured.👏👏😂😂🌟

Enjoy.

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Morning Tbae, had a look, yes very inspiring.

The link didn't work but I found it. Will try to find one that works..

ideas.ted.com/inside-the-wo...

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Brillant , Trying to sort out the link.🙈🤔techie🦕😂😂😂

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There we are... I think that works see my message above. 😊x

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You are a 🌟. I will try it on my Mac later and see the link of the presentation works.

Run, lunch and techie stuff.Just like a kid again.🙈👏👏😂😂😂

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Finding lots of new local routes this month as I continue a daily run or walk throughout March

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Sounds fun Millsie...you do notice so much more when you walk around..😊x

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Me too. Just this evening I checked out a side lane in the village that I found links into various trails I use. And I've only lived here 30 years 😂

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Hi,

I'm new :)

Completed W3 R1 this morning. Perhaps not my brightest idea as it's pretty icy out there but I feel great! Was much tougher than W1 and W2 but I pushed through. Think I need to slow down a bit though, if I want to keep increasing the distance, was just a bit tired at the end but the remarkable thing is how in just a few weeks my recovery time has decreased hugely.

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I’ve just finished week 3 and I’ve really noticed the difference this week!

Well done & keep going 😃

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This week for me is to get back into the habit of running 3 times a week. Since graduating on the 6th March, I have only run 3 times :(

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Good luck getting out there. The clocks change next weekend too salmontess, so lighter evenings are coming if that helps...😊x

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Have you tried c25k + Stepping stones podcast..a bit of structure and different 😊x

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I have downloaded them, they are ready to go as soon as I am😆

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Hello, back up and running again. Ended up on the IC couch early Jan and then new job made it even harder to get out there.

Now looking forward to the lighter/brighter evenings!

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Hi Saul, glad to hear you are back running....😊x

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w7r1 done today! The 25 minutes today was a little better than w6r3. Still tough though! I bought myself an early birthday present - a running watch! So nice to look at my wrist and see my pace, how far I've gone and for how long I've been running for! Today it helped me slow keep my pace steady. Sometimes I speed up and don't realize it until I'm completely winded and my heart rate is soaring. Oops!

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Well done ToniCR, glad you are feeling better, and onto the nice steady runs that will lead you to the Graduation podium...

Remember to start slowly, to help you get through the first 10 mins, while your breathing settles and then steady through the run, leaving the flourish (if you have one) to the last minute to finish in style😆..

Your running watch will be great to chart your pace and distance, so you can see your progress, but for now just concentrate on completing the running time required...

Good luck with W7 R2😊x

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Sadly I have no flourish. Not yet anyway. Maybe by run 3 I'll have the energy for a little sprint at the end! :)

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W7 R3 today and felt great! I even finished with a flourish this time! I sped up a teeny bit for the last 5, and a bit more for the last 60 seconds. It felt wonderful to finish a run with a little extra in the tank!

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Well done ToniCR, that sounds perfect!

Onto week 8 next, getting stronger with every run, and doing brilliantly 😊xx

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So most of the past week has pretty much been a write-off - having stayed safely off the snow and ice at the weekend, I was looking forward to going out on Monday night for a run - and got hit with a migraine which has almost completely gone now... I’m not going to risk a run today as I’m off to see my best friend for a day out tomorrow, and *nothing* gets in the way of that!

So roll on the weekend, and I’ll get back to it then... :-/

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I know you will RainbowC😊...

Have a lovely day catching up with your friend tomorrow...do they know about c25k by any chance?😉xx

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Someone ran past I was was walking home this evening, and I so wanted to go for a run. But my head is still not entirely clear, so I know it would be a Very Bad Plan...

Looking forward to my day out tomorrow - off to the zoo! So it’ll be a day of lots of walking for sure. And yes, Friend knows all about C25k, I think has vaguely considered trying it herself, and is very supportive and encouraging of me :)

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Good luck with getting back to the running x

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I’m going out in a minute now, honestly... the park is now closed so it’ll be nice and peaceful, but it’s still light, so should be ideal. So why don’t I want to do this?!

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Those pesky gremlins! They sneak up on you when you're not looking. You've outwitted them before! 😀👍

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Hopefully you are out running now! 😊

Hope you had a good day out yesterday at the zoo..x

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I had a fab time, thank you! Walked as much on Thursday as I had the previous 4 days out together! And I’ve just got back from my run now 😊

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Yeah! Well done 😊x

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Hi, I've literally just signed up for this, very unfit having not gone anywhere near a gym in 20 odd years - turning 47 next month and have to get myself motivated, hope this helps!!

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You have found the right program Ginge321...this one really works.

Follow the plan, and watch with amazement as you turn into a runner.

Have you seen the guide to doing the plan, loads of great info to have a look at here...

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Good luck, keep posting so we can cheer you on.😊....

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Week six run three - twenty five minutes! Trying to over-write the internal messaging that says " you must be joking! " with the positive messages from this forum "it's the first of the long, luxurious runs without having to stop for a walking break" - well I got to the end so something must be working - not sure it feels quite luxurious yet - but here's to week seven.

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Having a week or longer off due to a dog-walking-in-thigh-deep-snow calf injury lol. The Joy. Obviously itching to run again and in a slightly worse mood than usual, but not risking making the injury worse.

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You will enjoy it even more when you feel better Gee.

Hope you didn't lose the dog in that thigh deep snow!😉xx

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W7R1 today and absolutely elated! Last run was a bit of a struggle with last third into the wind, but today felt great...and speeded up for the last minute. I am a runner and will do this 😅

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Just brilliant Wendy...Go you😊xx

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Although I was fit and sporty when younger, I could never run any distance. I honestly never imagined ever being a runner, but big birthday this year and decided I was going to give it another try - failed last year as trying to do too much too soon - C25K is just brilliant!

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You will do it this time Wendy..nice and steady now you are on the longer runs...

Start slowly and let it build as your breathing relaxes.

Have you read the guide to the program...

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Good luck with Wk7 R2😊x

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My gosh were my muscles sore from the last run!! Managed to get another run in today, again same distance however this time is slowed the pace a little further and felt much better. Bad news is that my right knee is giving a little ache now.

Possibly a bit of too much too soon comes to mind.

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Are you stretching after your runs Saul?

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calf,hamstring stretches and knee bends 3x10 of each

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Completed W9R2 this morning, eagerly awaiting my graduation run over the weekend!!!!!!

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My, you do like an early start Bigufy😊..

Have fun on your Graduation run, we will be looking out for your post!

Good luck😊x

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So the question is, to run or not to run tonight? muscles are fine but knee is still giving me a niggle, was thinking of a short run just to keep up the momentum and keep up the routine.

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Yes...def run but slowly, steady & yes, a short one....hope it’s ok

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If you ran yesterday and your knee is still sore today, I’d say give it today off and see how it feels tomorrow. You don’t want to turn a minor niggle into a bigger injury by being too impatient to let it heal.

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What did you decide Saul?

You are still taking your rest days aren't you...😊

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Decided to go for the run in the end. Kept it short (2k), well that's all I could managed and the route I decided to take had a 1k walk home 😂😂

Yes alternative days running

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Completed Week 8 today - I have to keep checking that I am talking about the right week, as I don't quite believe it!

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Yep, just checked only your Graduation week left...Good luck!😊xx

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Thanks so much! I am hoping to "enjoy" Week 9, as it's been an interesting and rewarding journey getting this far. 😀

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