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W8R1 By jove I think I've got it!

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I think it might actually all be clicking into place! First 28 min run and i felt great. I seem to be hitting my stride at around 8 mins into a run. Tonight i must have paced myself better as i didnt seem to struggle with my breathing at all and there wasn't even any points where I was desperate for Michael to tell me to stop! After sitting on various motorways for 7 hours coming home from a holiday on the south coast, I nearly didn't go out but so glad I did. 2 weeks to go...bring it on! πŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Goforitmama profile image

Thanks!! Glad you posted this. My next run is week 8 run 1. Week 7 runs 1 & 2 went well, run 3 was okay, definitely not as good.

I am glad your run was good, it's giving me a boost to think that my next run might be good like yours.

Enjoy your hols, good luck with the next run and I'll see you on the graduation podium!

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SaartjieGraduate in reply to Goforitmama

Hope your run goes/went well. I was just so shocked to be honest that I had to share! I do find this forum has helped me carry on seeing other people going through the same feelings. Will see you on the podium! Totally mad even thinking I am that close now πŸ‘πŸ‘

Marvo69 profile image

Nice job

you're on autopilot now!

See you next week!

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SaartjieGraduate in reply to Marvo69

Haha! Not sure about autopilot but definitely getting used to it. See you next week! πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“πŸ†πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“

lollytwist profile image

Well done you! I find my best runs are when I least feel like it. I just did the w5r3 this morning, again not really in the mood for it, and it was the best run I’ve had so far. I bet you’re so glad that you made the effort πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

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SaartjieGraduate in reply to lollytwist

I think you might be right...I guess there's no expectations when you feel like that. Well done on finishing week 5...the 20 min run seems to be a bit of a milestone πŸ˜€

Catnut2017 profile image

I am doing W8R1 tomorrow. My W7R3 was marginally better than the two before. Hoping mine goes as well as yours.

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SaartjieGraduate in reply to Catnut2017

You'll be fine. The extra 3 mins isn't a lot in the grand scheme of things. It's just telling yourself that you can do this πŸ™‚

Catnut2017 profile image

Saartjie you were absolutely right!

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SaartjieGraduate in reply to Catnut2017

You had a good run then?!

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