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Goodbye 👋🏼 Week 7 Hello Week 8 (eek!)

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71
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I can’t believe I’m now at week 8. I started this journey on April 4 - unbelievable how far I’ve come in such a short time! Bring it on week 8 - 28min runs!! 🤪💪🏼🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️

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pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate

Yah! I started 2 days before you on Easter Monday and just completed week 6. The 25 mins was hard - please tell me the three 25 min week 7 runs get easier!?!

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Ripcurlrana71

I wouldn’t say ‘easier’ but just keep your pace slow. Many get too concerned about their pace and it’s just about completing it comfortably. I found my leg ached more on today’s run. I did follow Laura’s suggestion of running the last minute faster and that felt better than the jog! You’ll be fine.

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pianoteacher
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Thanks!

I think you're right pace is a problem for me. I'm training to run 1.5 miles in less than 14 mins and at the start of the programme was a bit obsessed with it and going way too fast.

I managed to curb that but now with the longer runs I know it should be possible for me to go the 5k (I run a Parkrun route) in the time even with with the warmup/cooldown walks so I'm pushing myself again. Actually went a little more than 5k this morning so probably am going too fast for my ability level :-) Might try running some different routes next week so I don't know how far I'm going x

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Ripcurlrana71

I was doing that in my earlier runs and my legs and breathing were telling me to slow down. Now I feel better for it and still have steam left to sprint. You’re doing brilliantly! Good luck with your next run.

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Jay66UK
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Yay! Well done. If you’ve done 25 you can do 28 (or so I keep telling myself for next week)!

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Ripcurlrana71

That’s what I keep saying. What’s another 3 mins hey? 😬

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate

very well done. fantastic, ive done week 7 run 1 this morning and was suprised how well it went, however I am realising I need to change my run route a bit because the longer runs dont quite fit properly! Good luck for week 8

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Ripcurlrana71

Thanks! I’m happy that your run went well too. Yep the routes with these longer runs do need to be more inspirational. I was running in loops round the park yesterday. Very boring!

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JennyH10
JennyH10Graduate

Well done you!!! 😁

I need to change my route too, back to the seafront for me, I’m bored of roads 😊

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Ripcurlrana71

Definetly need more inspirational routes especially at 28 mins tomorrow! 🤪

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Patslad
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Well done. I just finished week 7 yesterday. Had help from the better half who ran with me. She’s a 10 k runner. Got me through the run plus 2mins extra. Not sure about next week, but hey ho will give it my best, just like all on here.

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Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate

If you've done 25 mins you will have no problem with 28! Good luck !

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