Week 8, Run 1 = Done! :): Phew another run... - Couch to 5K

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Week 8, Run 1 = Done! :)

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SuperMouseGraduate

Phew another run ticked off! :) As usual very slowly! :O

I took 3 rest days this time as just didn't have much energy this week.

I did find it frustrating when Laura came on to tell me I had completed 10 minutes as I was hoping she was going to tell me I was halfway so that was hard.

Any one else also feel a bit deflated when she suggests you might want to go at a faster pace? I can't go any faster and am just hanging in there lol! :O :O

Pleased I did it though however slowly! :)

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OldflossAdministrator

Well done.. and do not worry one little bit about slow...you will be totally amazed where it gets you. Your run..your pace..you are doing just fine:)

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SuperMouseGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

It really helps to hear that, thank you! :)

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TailChaserGraduate

I know exactly what you mean Supermouse, you’re really chuffed you’re doing so well and then it’s almost implied that you’re not quite doing well enough. I think OldFloss is totally right, ignore it. I overdid it because I went a bit too fast.

Well done! It does take it out of you this stage doesn’t it. 👍👍👍🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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SuperMouseGraduate in reply to TailChaser

Thank you! :)

Yes, I'm glad you know what I mean. I will just ignore it as I know I'm doing well it's just a little disheartening! :O

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JullalyGraduate

Very well done, im only at end of week 5 and it’s starting to feel seriously much harder, I might chuck Sarah into the ditch if she suggest I up the pace so very well done for going at your pace

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SuperMouseGraduate in reply to Jullaly

Thank you! :)

Ha actually I think you mean you are on week 5? lol! :O .

i don't think I have a choice of going faster as my pace comes in 2 speeds = slow and slower! :P

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JullalyGraduate in reply to SuperMouse

Whoops I did, I’ve edited it 😂 mine is definitely the tortoise pace

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SuperMouseGraduate in reply to Jullaly

I have to remind myself of the old story of the tortoise and the hare! :)

We will get there! :)

Yes that was me yesterday on my hilly run, I could barely maintain the slowest jog and then Jo (yes she's just as bad!) suggested I might want to go faster!! Yeah right Jo! Funny! I remember reading on here that someone let loose with some choice language when they heard that suggestion!! 😁

Well done for finishing the run Supermouse!

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SuperMouseGraduate in reply to MutleyShuffle

Thank you MutleyShuffle! Good luck for your next run! :)

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MutleyShuffleGraduate in reply to SuperMouse

You too! 👍🏃😊

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Jb33Graduate

Really well done, not long to go. I hate when Jo says if you can speed up for the last 5 or sprint for the last minute. SPRINT I can just about maintain my current pace which is super slow. Honestly people could brisk walk faster than I run.😂

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SuperMouseGraduate in reply to Jb33

Thank you Jb33! :) Ha ha you sound like you could be my long lost twin! :P

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Jb33Graduate in reply to SuperMouse

Could well be 😂. At least we’re out doing it.💪

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Couch2couchGraduate

She will have her little joke.

Congratulations! Brilliant achievement on running 28 minutes, and you shouldn’t worry one jot about your pace. Join me in embracing your inner snail! 🐌 🐌🐌 I’m starting W8 on Monday.

Keep running, and well done again! 😀🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️😀

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SuperMouseGraduate in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thanks cheekychipmunks but sadly since completing the Couch to 5K i've managed to tear my cruciate ligament so am unable to run now. Hope to in the future I might again but depends on if safe to do so and if I need surgery. I was just unlucky. Keep on with your running (I am very jealous) :P

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cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to SuperMouse

Oh I just realised yours was an older post - talking about telling your grandmother how to suck eggs!

But I’m sorry about your cruciate ligament. 😩 Was it caused by running do you think? I hope you’ll be up and running (literally!) again very soon.

❤️🏃‍♀️❤️

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SuperMouseGraduate in reply to cheekychipmunks

Hi again cheekychipmunks ha no probs lol :P Yeah it was caused during a run, actually during a Race for Life. I over did things, felt ok and finished, but later that same night it all went a bit pear shaped! :O Yes, I really hope I will run again, thanks! :)

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cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to SuperMouse

What a shame. But I’m sure you’ll be back to it in no time! 😀🏃‍♀️😀

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SuperMouseGraduate in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thank you! :)

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Craftysue66Graduate

I run with Jo and actually went a bit slower for this one to make sure I didn't run out of steam then speeded up for the last minute. Amazing how the same run can take different amounts of effort. The main thing is that you did it. Well done!

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