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W8R2 spot the difference

Comparing run 1 on Friday with just completed run 2.

Run 1...run2

Temperature 6 deg C...14 deg C

Distance 4.00k...4.07k (inc walks)

Rest before 6 days...1 day

I weighed myself before and after and I am a full kilo lighter. All sweat no doubt - it is pouring off me.

Ran well again. My head was challenging me today, telling me I couldn’t run this fast in this heat this far. I just kept plodding on and even went a little further.

But I am now completely done. Water, banana, shower, cup of tea and I’ll revive!

Enjoy your next one x

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Amazing Jay!!!!! 👏🏼👏🏼😊😊😊

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Thanks! Not a high as such today, but deep deep satisfaction. Amazingly chilled feeling.

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Satisfaction is pretty hard to find these days, good for you 😉👍 you're doing great 😁

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Thanks! Are you back running yet?

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Yes, thank goodness! 3 down, roughly 3/3.5 miles each, working back to normal pace. Off out again shortly. Just pavements for now, no offroad until the balance feels firmer. So relieved to have the outlet back!

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Yay! Pleased for you.

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Thanks! 😁 just banked another 4 miles, feeling good!

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Yay! Well done.

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Fantastic tiger! Back on your feet and back on the road. We missed you!! I'll join the queue that's forming to give you a bear hug!!

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You’ll put your clothes back on and hug me the same way everyone else does, “tiger”!

🤣🤣🤣 Thanks.

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Absolutely brilliant! Well done for ignoring what your head was telling you and pushing on x

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Thank you! I’m learning that my head lies to me. Starting to suspect my moderate social anxiety has the same answer.

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I'm starting to think Couch25k teaches us much more than just how to run :-)

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Agree. Wierd, huh?!

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I ran an hour later than usual today ( sunday liein unusually!) and so regretting it now!! It was 17 degrees and I’ve had my shower and I can still feel my face sweating. Much rather run when it’s cool but I did it and strangely ran further and faster, odd innit? That was week9 run2 out the way .. graduation here I come . Yay!

And as for you keep it up .. we are all with you

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Thanks - I was later too and (whisper it) not properly hydrated again. Good luck with the final run!

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Thanks I always drink loads anyway so I don’t think I am ever NOT hydrated. My kettle never cools and I always have water near me too. My daughter says I’m like a camel 🐪

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Well done Jay! That's great. Very inspiring as I'm about to do W6R2 - I've had four days off which is the longest break I've had so far & unfortunately it will be another four days after this one but hey-ho. Good luck with your next one.

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If I wasn’t pushing myself to that first Parkrun I’d probably have a minimum of 2 rest days between every in these final weeks!

W6 is ****ing tough so relish those rests - you won’t “lose it”, you will run better. Go slow on this next run, and look forward to R3 - absolutely my favourite run so far. Complete that and you have this in the bag. Good luck!

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Thank you so much! I'm due to go this afternoon & thinking up reasons not to! You have spurred me on - you & good old Sallenson.

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Let it cool a little first - hot out there!

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Well done Jay, you're determination is such a virtue. Nearly there buddy :)

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Thanks!

When it’s a positive it’s “determination”. When it’s not it’s just plain “stubborn”!!

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Both get the job done :)

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Well done! That's brilliant!

I've got wk 8 run 1 tomorrow, had the weekend off. Birthday! Can't say I like running in the heat. Will be running as late as possible in the evening!

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Happy birthday!

It was hot enough when I went out at 8 this morning. I’m sat watching the Great Manchester Run coverage thinking 22 degrees? Madness! Stay cool, hydrate!

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Watching it too. Mad! Hydrate... I don't think prosecco counts!!

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My ambition is to do the 10k run in Manchester next year 😳

Prosecco? Definitely. Just don’t end up with a hangover!

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I'd be happy with 5k next year!! Not too much prosecco. Am in charge of the bbq!

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#jealous

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Brilliant Jay- well done. I do think so much of this is mind over matter. I lost my mind some time ago so no wonder I struggle ! 😂

Btw can you all stop talking about this lovely warm day- cool misty day down here in Devon!!🤪

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I’d swap the weather if I’ve got to run!

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