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W5 R3...bring it on!

Completed run 2 of week 5 today in bright sunshine along a beautiful coastal park area. Cannot believe what I’m doing at the moment. Felt bit achy after today’s run but I completed it and that’s what matters. Going to go for run 3 on Thursday and cannot wait to prove to myself that I can do it! There was a time when I thought I’d never make it to this point but here I am. Now bring it on!!! 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁

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That is excellent - I remember you posting that you were struggling a few weeks ago. Keep going, you are doing great x

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If you had told me then what I’d be achieving now I’d have never believed it. Thanks x

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Well done, never doubted for a second that you could do it! The lovely location and good weather sounds fabulous! Roll on Thursday! 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️

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Thanks 😁 x

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Stretch stretch, stretch... well done you... the lovely longer runs beckon... perfect for letting the new legs find their happy pace:)

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Indeed 😁 x

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Well done! I’m a Ramsgate runner too ☺️

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How cool is that! Love running along the seafront. It’s gorgeous at the mo x

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I've just done wk5r2 today and was dreading it thinking I'd never manage 8 mins. I enjoyed it (?!) and it went really fast but not looking forward to 20 mins. Seems a big jump! Good luck with yours I'm hoping the weather holds for when I do mine.

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It’s huge isn’t it? We can only give it our best shot can’t we? Good luck and keep us posted x x

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Hi. Two lots of 8 mins is 16 and so the 20 min runs just flow. And I found that after about 10 mins you can get into a groove. I do the breathing and counting trying to get a rhythm. I’m still learning as I’m new to it but ramsgaterunner79 and I keep noticing that your body just .... does. It just can move. It’s all so amazing!! So let us know how it goes.

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You're on a roll, enjoy it! 👌👍😁

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Thanks x

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Good for you; you’re doing so well!!

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Thanks x

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Just SUPERB. have good run tomorrow. And then.... w6. I like hearing your stories.

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You too. Just completed week 5 run 3! Cannot believe I did it. Thanks for all of your support! How are you getting on? X

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Hi there. Terrific to see this. Super. You must be well into W6 now.

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Just about to start week 7. It’s going really well. How are you getting on?

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Hi. Well you’ll be doing long runs now. Terrific. Fine but I’ve started to collect people as running mates. It helps me get out. Treadmill plan tomorrow. You?

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Enjoying the longer runs especially in the nicer weather. Going back to work soon so trying to fit them in around ‘work times’ so I can make sure I keep going!

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Collecting people to tag along sounds fun! 😁

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Well done, I started week 5 today & am already anxious about the 8 minutes!

I’m in Kent too, sadly not coastal thou x

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It’s not as bad as you think it’s going to be. It’s all about pace and slowing down when you feel tired without walking. Listen to the advice on the podcast/ app and you’ll do it. Good luck with it and keep us posted 😁

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