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OMG I actually did it!!

Itsmillie
Itsmillie
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...And it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought!

I just had to share this with you all as you could see from my post the other day, I thought W3R1 seemed an impossible jump from week 2. It's really not though. I did it last night and here I am, alive and more positive than i was the other day! πŸ˜„

To anyone that's as nervous as I was, FOLLOW THE ADVICE given to you by all your fellow runners here and you'll be fine :)

After taking everyone's advice, things I changed to be able to complete W3R1 were:

1) stretch properly - I was static stretching before but that's wrong, I needed to do some dynamic moving stretches to warm up

2) *slow it down* - I could see my speed on the treadmill so this was easier to do. Previously on my runs I was on about 8km speed (i was out of breath always) for w3r1 yesterday I slowed it down to 7.2/7.3km and honestly 3 mins of light jogging was absolutely fine!

Dare I say it, I'm actually looking forward to my next run!!!!

Good luck everyone! 😊😊😊😊

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Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate

Try some outside runs too πŸ‘πŸ½ It is harder but apparently you can ease the transition by setting an incline of 1 on a treadmill to simulate the outdoors. You’re doing fab πŸ‘πŸ½

Itsmillie
Itsmillie in reply to Tasha99

Thanks! I currently use an inclination of 2 on the treadmill (although I did have to bring it down to 1.5 on that 2nd 3min run yesterday!!)

I've signed up to Parkrun too, and my local park isn't too hilly but I can definitely feel the difference so trying to bring up my inclination a bit more as I get more comfortable with running 😊

Thanks for the tip :)

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate in reply to Itsmillie

Wow well done! You’re powering through! πŸ‘ŒπŸ½

Itsmillie
Itsmillie in reply to Tasha99

Thanks! Looking at your posts it looks like you are too... Good luck at parkrun today.. new PB?πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜‰

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate in reply to Itsmillie

πŸ€” we’ll see πŸ˜‚

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate

Yay! Well done you πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Very well done...moving on and having fun:)

Please take care not to move too far too fast:)

Itsmillie
Itsmillie in reply to Oldfloss

I'll try, i just love that feeling when you achieve that next run!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Itsmillie

That is brilliant... we just have to take care to let the legs build up, like our enthusiasm... :)

18Windmill
18WindmillGraduate

Well done to you! Hold that feeling. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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