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2 Runs left ..... How did that happen?

Having kept up the plan religiously for the last 7 weeks, week 8 proved a bit of a hiccup with the onset of a blooming cough that left me chesty and feeling tired. I made the decision to postpone my planned runs for week 8 but have to say felt a bit frustrated - but better late than never! So tonight it was back on the esplanade but I was dreading the thought of a 30 min run. Could I do it? Would I survive? Having not run for a week - would I actually be able to run for more than 5 mins? ......Well I needn’t have worried - I did it! I actually did it! It was tough & I had to set myself markers to get along the route however what I learnt most tonight was that running is not just about legs and lungs but equally as important is a positive mindset! We must keeping believing in ourselves and yes, things won’t always go to plan but we need to be sensible and look after ourselves - and you know what? We’ll still be able to get right back on track and might even have a stronger run! Bring on the last 2 runs ... I can’t wait to graduate 🙌

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You are so right running is as much in the head as in the legs. I was reading recently if your run is getting tough then smile as it kids your brain and helps you run better.

Graduation for you is a dead cert I’d say.

Happy running

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Thank you! Great tip which I’m definitely going to try out 😁

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This is very true .... Positive mental.... Attitude ...

Last two runs The above words got me through,

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Its so important - something I had totally underestimated 😊

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An inspiring post! Well done you! 😬

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Thank you 😁

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Well done that’s fantastic 👏👏 that podium is within touching distance 😊 enjoy the rest of Wk9’s runs!

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Thank you! I will 😊

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Well done you... I missed this post... I was heading back to the Coast I think:) Or already here:)

You did very well and relaxing into these last runs is a joy.

Keep it slow and steady...simple as that.. the legs will begin to find their happy pace... but they are still building up, as is your stamina and strength; the stamina and strength exercises need to build up alongside the running.

You live by the sea, lucky you... I only get there very other week... but the runs along the Esplanade are a joy and great for some stamina intervals:)

Cruise your way towards the podium... the badge is waiting:)

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