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C25K+ podcast: speed!

Hello running fiends,

I haven’t posted much lately as I have just been getting out there and happily running three times a week, either 5 or 6ks, through woods, around parks and occasionally around my neighbourhood. Feeling fit and healthy and really enjoying running.

Today I mixed it up and finally tried the post-grad speed podcast. Been putting it off for ages as I thought I would find it too hard and get demoralised. But! I found it surprisingly easy! And kinda fun. So, if you have been running for a while post grad I urge you to try it and not be silly and intimidated like me. 😀

I hope you all had lovely Easters and managed to get out despite rain/snow/too many Easter eggs!

Sadie-runs xxx

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I love that podcast - great for a run out after work. Doesn't take long but makes me feel like I've accomplished something 😊

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I think I will save it for mornings where I don’t have much time! I liked it, but it felt a bit too short - never ever thought I would hear myself saying that about a run! 😀

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I quite often run for another 5 mins or so at the end to make up my route (though at the slower pace 😂).

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Another enthusiastic post Sadie and as we know, enthusiasm is contagious 😀

Once off the IC....another week or two I hope 🤞 🙏....I’m going to try some Fartleks, the unstructured nature of it appeals 🏃🏃

Happy running Sadie 😊

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Hi Ted! I will keep everything crossed for a speedy recovery for you. I know it is frustrating, from personal experience. But running will always be waiting for you. I like the idea of Fartleks, too. It sort of reminds me of the kind of running one used to do as a kid, short bursts of exhilarating speed! I had a health check a couple of weeks ago and my doctor was very pleased with my fitness results, but reminded me that I did need to challenge myself and step things up a bit in order to keep that fitness going. So....Fartleks it is, and maybe 10k training very soon. 😀

Do keep us posted on your recovery, dear Ted.

Sadie-runs x

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Will do Sadie, thanks. 😊

Fartleks remind me of when I used to be walking with my daughters and also my granddaughters come to that. In order to get a lick on, I’d get them racing to this tree and that lamp post...often giving the youngest one a head start.....they loved it 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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I love the speed podcast & prob do hat once a week..I find it fun too...it’s nice & short for when time is an issue too....we’ll done you fantastic runner you!!! Inspirational as ever xxx

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Thanks Mummycav 😘 I can see myself making this one of my 3 runs a week. Have you tried the stamina one? If so, any good? At the moment I cannot decide if I want to get faster or run longer! xxx

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I have tried the stamina one yes...it feels much longer in comparison so I usually have extra warm up time...the music can be a bit annoying too but Laura keeps me going...try it, it’s good to have a mix up xxx

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Yeah, I am not keen on Laura’s taste in music either! But it was nice to have a bit of coaching again after free-wheeling it all these months. I will try the stamina one soon. xxx

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Great to hear how much you are still loving running and what a positive impact it is having on you 😊 xx

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Thanks Melo. 😘 I could wax lyrical for ages on what running has changed in me. Less “niggles” now too, body getting stronger maybe? I had so many annoying minor injuries when I first started out, but fingers crossed body is coping better now. Planks every day helping I think! You are close to graduating, right? 😀😀😀

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Sounds great 👍😁

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Cheers Jo! Hope you are still enjoying your running adventures! 🏃‍♀️

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I was, very much so. Unfortunately broke my toe last night 😭😭

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Whaaaaat?! How?! And so sorry to hear that. 🙁 Wishing you a speedy recovery, Jo. x

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Just found your post detailing the incident. 🙁 What rotten bad luck. xxx

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Isn't it just! Still can't believe it. 🤦‍♂️ I'll be back though...! Soon as I can 😁

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You will. And you won’t lose much fitness, so don’t worry about that. I had almost 6 weeks off with a hamstring strain in Jan, and the comeback was fine. xxx

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Glad to hear that. I'm going to try some upper body workouts. I can't do nothing at all, I'll go stir crazy!! 🙃

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Good lass. 😀

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