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Perseverance works! Finally completed w7

Abicon
AbiconGraduate
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So I started W7 on 4 May. 8 attempts later and I'm finally ready to move on to w8 after this morning's run - the best of the three that actually involved running for 25 mins (the others were a combination of intervals or short runs with a long walk to finish). No idea why w7 became such a sticking point but I kept going, listened to all the advice received and am feeling quietly relieved to be able to move on without having to try again. I'm hoping w8 doesn't take so much practice!!

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Ebee54
Ebee54Graduate

Well done. I repeated quite a lot of runs until I felt ready to move up. But now I think it was all in my head and I could have moved on at the right time. But the main thing is to get there in the end. Good luck.

Abicon
AbiconGraduate
in reply to Ebee54

Definitely a head thing!

Bridget007
Bridget007Graduate

Well done! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜

Rossinyol
RossinyolGraduate

Well done, Iโ€™m struggling through W7 at the moment. ๐Ÿ˜Š

HappyNoodle
HappyNoodleGraduate

Well done you!

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate

Well done Abicon!! I totally relate to your post, W7 for me was the toughest and the week where I really thought I would fail. Unlike most I really enjoyed W6 then hit a wall with w7. You should be really proud at nailing it. W8 for me was a lot better, hope you find this too. :)

I'm also finding week 7 hardest so far. Getting round. But it's hard.

Well done on getting it done.

oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate

Very well done, be proud of your perseverance, its paid off. Im on week 8 now and it may sound daft but I've found that extra 3 mins quite tricky ..very odd but like you I will persevere. We are nearly there on that podium, its in sight now

I know this was posted a couple of weeks ago now, but i jist wanted to say that I am so glad to have found this post. I am finding that week 7 is a huge road block for me and so far, have not had a completely successful run (despite 3 attempts so far- my most recent being the worst!)

It has been so reassuring to read your pist and the comments. Thank you! ๐Ÿ’•

Rua8
Rua8Graduate
in reply to MamaHogg

Loads of people have an awful week 7, I had the worst run on r2 of that week. Donโ€™t worry, it gets better in wk 8! You might be dehydrated you know, make sure you drink plenty of water on your rest day. Keep going, you will get there!

MamaHogg
MamaHogg
in reply to Rua8

Thank you! Xx

Abicon
AbiconGraduate
in reply to MamaHogg

And just so you know - week 8 was really straightforward and tomorrow Iโ€™ll do w9r2. Iโ€™m going slower but further. It all seems to be working for me now so hopefully it will for you too.

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