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Week 3 Run 2

I tried Sarah Millican today with a bit of Steve Reich on the treadmill at the gym. I’d been using the Laura podcasts up until today. Steve Reich’s music has repeated rhythmic phrases with different instruments and they become almost hypnotic after a while. The tracks also go on for ages so there’s no stopping and starting every 3 or so minutes. It helped me stop thinking about how long the run had to go which was good. Anything to drown out thinking about the lengthening runs is good!!

I put the incline up to 1% gradient (run 1 was 0.5%) as my 3rd run is outside so I’d better prepare myself. My legs are feeling it but it wasn’t toooo bad; I like the way 1.5 minutes seems so much quicker once you’ve done 3 minutes!! Not overly looking forward to Week 4 but then I dreaded Week 3 and it’s not been too bad so far 🤞🤞🤞

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Hi TailChaser

are the podcasts worth getting? i have just the general app with my own music. do you get more encouragement with them? feel like when i get to the longer runs i may need this thx

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I think Laura gave more encouragement on the podcasts than Sarah gives on the app. I don’t know whether the other guests give more or it could just be that run that she didn’t say much for? I might try Michael Johnson next time and see if he’s more chatty, he seems very popular on here.

Hope that helps x

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No Michael does not say a lot , but it is quality not quantity.

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Try Jo Whiley she’s quite chatty and does it from a running perspective 😊

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Thank you Nollie, I will give her a try during tomorrow’s run 🏃‍♀️😀

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Great let me and everyone else know what you think 🤔 x

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Will do 😊x

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well done you .

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Thanks Tbae 😊

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Steve Reich and Sarah Millican. The sublime and the ridiculous

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Yeah, that’s an interesting point!! 🤣🤣

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