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W8R1 - Last 2 weeks, focussed on getting the badge now

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Last two weeks to go. I read the

Post from Oldfloss about graduation badge for people completing W9 in June. Looking forward to getting my badge soon ๐Ÿ˜Š

The run itself went well. The first 5 mins were tough as usual, got into the rhythm after that. I was thinking about next 15 mins and about pacing it well. Later on I was smiling thinking that I was planning about 15 mins and this same guy was terrorised about running for 1.5 mins few weeks back.

My overall pace was a bit slower than usual but Iโ€™m not worrying about the pace just now. Iโ€™ve read that there are programs to work on speed and distance once we are able to run for 30 mins.

On to W8R2 on Monday.

Everyone else on W8, well done to reach this far and all the best for remaining runs!

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It's great how far we've come isn't it?! I have stopped saying I am going for a "run" and now just go for a run ๐Ÿ˜„. Good luck with the next 2 weeks. Will see you at the finish! ๐Ÿ‘

das_vikasGraduate in reply to Saartjie

Thanks! Itโ€™s feels amazing!


Well done! It's W8R1 for me tomorrow. I'm actually quite tired today so hope I'll manage it ok ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Rua8Graduate in reply to oldwheezer69

You can do it! Positive mindset and good music/podcast, you will be grand! :)

oldwheezer69Graduate in reply to Rua8

Thanks! I did it! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Rua8Graduate in reply to oldwheezer69

Yay!! Well done - high five!! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ•บ

oldwheezer69Graduate in reply to Rua8

Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

das_vikasGraduate in reply to oldwheezer69

Thanks! There is no harm in taking a day more to recover, but obviously listen to what your body tells you.

All the best for your run!

oldwheezer69Graduate in reply to das_vikas

Thabks! I did it! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ


Great post DV.

I'm a run behind you and I'm planning on getting that June badge as well.

Now, I don't worry before going out, I almost enjoy the runs, but I do prefer them when I've just finished...

das_vikasGraduate in reply to RobW73


Good going! We can do it! Iโ€™ll see you at the finish line. Well thinking about it, thatโ€™s actually the start ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ


Well done! Onwards and upwards!! ๐Ÿค— I know, can you believe you got to wk8? I am still surprised I got there!

das_vikasGraduate in reply to Rua8


It feels amazing to have reached W8 and be able to run for 28 mins non stop.

I can sense that the regular runners in my area actually started recognising me because they see me often ๐Ÿ˜€


Nice job. So close now :-) Those weeks fairly rush by eh?


Thanks for the post and well done. I'm starting W8 on Monday morning bright and early - like you I can't quite believe that it was only 7 weeks ago that I was huffing and puffing after 1.5min runs, this programme is amazing. Gave myself a reality check yesterday though and put on RunKeeper to find I am running 1K in 9.5 mins - that seems very slow but as you say there's plenty of time to build up pace once we all graduate in June. Best of luck to everyone in week 8.


Congratulations das_vikas! I know that feeling about running for 1.5 mins. Iโ€™m doing W3R1 today and feeling a little nervy about it as I feel a little bit stiff and a little bit tired. So hearing about other peopleโ€™s runs a lot far ahead does help. Well done you and thanks for sharing! Iโ€™m going to get up, have plenty of water and get going! It looks like the weatherโ€™s going to be quite hot today! โค๏ธ

das_vikasGraduate in reply to Fabulous450

Thanks Fabulous450!

Keep going, you will be amazed by what our bodies are capable at.

Donโ€™t forget your pre/post run stretches.

All the best!

Fabulous450Graduate in reply to das_vikas

Good tip! Got to get those stretches in. Not been doing those, hence my stiffness perhaps? Just got back, so Iโ€™m doing it now!! Thank you!! โค๏ธ


Well done! Week 8 looms for me, starting tomorrow. Week 7 wasn't easy but I did it. Feels so good after huffing and puffing my way through those early weeks! I am a steady plodder as I pound the streets and it took a while to crack a more calm style of breathing, but it's all coming together nicely. Let's keep plodding on ๐Ÿ˜„

das_vikasGraduate in reply to RunVicRun

Thanks RunVicRun! Keep plodding, the graduation day is waiting for us ๐Ÿ˜€


I'm on w8r1 tomorrow too ..June badge for me fingers crossed ...All the best to us all in getting to the podium ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š


seeming I have taken the scenic route of c25k I'm at the end of week 8, well done and like you can't believe Im running 28 mins non stop..amazing

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