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Week 7/8 Change

DC1995
DC1995Graduate

Completed week 8 on Saturday night which felt great, I'm not sure what other peoples opinion is on this but i found for week 7 and week 8 I changed the plan slightly.

Week 7 is meant to be 3x25Mins

Week 8 is meant to be 3x28Mins

I've found that doing 25,26 and 27Minutes in week 7 and then 28,28 and 29mins in week 8 for me worked very well!

Personally I've found that moving from week 7 to week 8 and now to week 9 seems like less of a jump.

Its something to think about!

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AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

Good point DC1995, too late now for me regarding week 7, I completed all those 3 runs and run 3 of week 6 in 25 minutes, but it as given me an idea regarding week 8, yes perhaps I could run two 28 minute runs and the third one at 29 minutes, I will try that one out, less of a jump indeed.

DC1995
DC1995Graduate in reply to AlMorr

Good luck with it!

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

Well done, and good luck with W9!

DC1995
DC1995Graduate in reply to Jay66UK

Thanks!

Couch2couch
Couch2couchGraduate

Sounds like a plan. Although I’m not brave enough to deviate from whatever Michael tells me, assuming he leaves the pause button alone.

I found the biggest job mp to be week 5 run 3 (is it) where all of a sudden there’s no walk in the middle. But now it’s just a question of trotting along until I’m told to stop.

DC1995
DC1995Graduate in reply to Couch2couch

Haha, I use the app but also have a countdown set on my phone, so for week 8 R3 which is 28Mins i set an alarm for 34 Minutes (5Min Warm Up+ 29Minute Run) and just Ignore Michael telling me to stop and just push myself for one more minute.

And yes, Same! i found W5R3 a challenge then also W6R1 a real struggle too!

I've taken a slightly different approach and just pushed a tiny bit faster on my Week 7 run 2. Not sure if I'm going to be doing it again for run 3 tomorrow though.

I might use your alarm trick though. Laura keeps dumping me just before I finish running... :-(

DC1995
DC1995Graduate

Alarm for the latter runs is definitely a good idea ( i think) just as a back up incase there are any problems with the app!

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