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Week 6, Run 2 - done!

LadyP79 profile image

Wow. That was probably one of my hardest runs. I don't know why it was so hard.

Maybe I didn't drink enough today or I'm a bit tired, but my legs felt so heavy tonight. I did manage to get into a bit of a rhythm at some points but I've definitely felt better in previous runs.

It was raining for me tonight and to be honest it was quite nice to have the cooling rain on me at some points.

I'm now a bit worried about my first 25 minute run in a couple of days.

Anyway, off for a shower to get warm after my wet run.

Neutral face ticked on app today.

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GemmaTakeTwo profile image
GemmaTakeTwoGraduate

Strangely I also found this run really hard despite having managed the 20 min run in week 5, however I did week 6 run 3 this morning and managed the 25 mins fine! The plan really works! I think maybe that when I know it’s a long run I pace myself better but with the shorter runs I subconsciously run faster!? 🏃‍♀️

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LadyP79 in reply to GemmaTakeTwo

I get what you mean. I was ok with w5 r3 and also w6 r1. This one got me though. I don't think it helped that I didn't really want to do it tonight, it was raining and I just wanted to curl up away from it. However, there are supposed to be thunderstorms tomorrow, so it was the lesser of two evils. I'm just going to slow right down for w6 r3 and hope for a better run. Glad to know I'm not the only one who struggled though 😊

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Tasha99Graduate

Well done! You’ll be fine. Everyone has good and bad runs.

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LadyP79 in reply to Tasha99

Yup. This is my first bad one, thought I'd got away with it 😉

Jay66UK profile image
Jay66UKGraduate

Honestly R3 is a whole lot easier. But you have to take it slowly. Well done for fighting through. You will be fine doing the longer run.

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LadyP79 in reply to Jay66UK

The snails that were out tonight will be overtaking me on run 3 😂😂

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Jay66UKGraduate in reply to LadyP79

Let them. And afterwards I’ll share a recipe for a garlic sauce you can poach them in 🤢🤣

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OldflossAdministrator

Well done... the longer runs are coming... so let the legs find their happy pace....

This weather has upended a few folk,, so up the rest day exercises, make sure you hydrate properly every day and take it slow and steady :)

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LadyP79 in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks Oldfloss! I just thought I'd got away with not having a bad run as I am acutally really enoying the programme. Saturday is another day and I'm sure it will be fine :)

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Bridget007Graduate

Well done! You look 100% fresher than I do after a run 😃😃

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LadyP79 in reply to Bridget007

Thanks :) It's always a carefully timed photo in between getting my breath back :D

Mumsygill profile image
MumsygillGraduate

Wish I looked like you when I had finished- you’re glowing!!

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LadyP79 in reply to Mumsygill

Thanks!! It's probably the reflection from my jacket as well 😊

Well done for getting through it! I found that one tough too & R1. Did R3 this morning & Jay is right - it was easier- well I found it (not easy) but easier that R1&2. Good luck for R3. Keep us posted.

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LadyP79 in reply to

Thank you!! Im hoping with no break I'll get more into a rhythm 😊

in reply to LadyP79

I definitely did. Keep us posted.

RobW73 profile image
RobW73Graduate

Well done.

It is a well documented statistic that people struggle unexpectedly in week 6.

You are nearly two thirds of the way there, plan the next one properly, remember all the lessons and you'll be fine.

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DodgylungsGraduate

Some runs are more difficult than others. You are doing fantastically well and you are now well equipped to run for 25 minutes. Well done on finishing it!!

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CdfjayGraduate

Well done keep going

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