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Bad very Bad versus Euphoric Runs ;-)

Bad very Bad versus Euphoric Runs ;-)

I finished C25K 2 weeks ago and have steadily kept to 30 mins running three times a week, sometimes extending it to 33/34 and even 37 mins continuous... starting to get very confident, then ..... pride comes before a fall.....eugh the most vile run I have had since I started the plan! Could barely make 15 mins, couldn't breathe, everything hurt and I was praying for 30 mins to be over ..... mistakes I made so you can hopefully avoid the bad bad nasty run...

1. didn't leave enough time for lunch to go down :-(

2. ran with headphones, (horrible music actually) so couldn't hear my breathing rhythm

3. started on a hill!

so that was Friday... was actually dreading yesterday's run... but we went to the beach and I trotted behind my super fit husband as he talked incessantly and distracted me ... concentrated on breathing and steady pace as if Michael Johnson was in my ear again and before I knew it the 30 min alarm was buzzing... I didn't stop but ran another 7 mins! Felt AMAZING! JoCo got her MoJo back!

conclusion - there will be a few nasty horrid runs but the good ones are so worth the pain!! have a happy running week everyone :-) xxx

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Great post Jocomoso... your beach run sounds fab!😊xx

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👍👍👍

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Jocomoso - you’ve just had some of the many lessons in a life of running, seemingly all in the one run!

Sometimes the runs are just utter rubbish and there’s no rhyme nor reason to it, the best thing is that you picked yourself up and just had another bash.

Well done you runner

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thanks very much.... it was weird hating it and loving it all in 3 days!!

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They happen to all of us at some point.

Have you read the guide to post C25K running? healthunlocked.com/couchto5...…….what-next

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Glad you got MoJo back. Sounds like your body was a bit tired after those longer runs. Don’t be in too much of a hurry to run further. Consolidate your 30 minute running for a few weeks, then extend just one run a week, obeying the 10% rule.

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