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Ouch!!!! This one was a real killer tonight. I changed my route for week 7 last week as Laura suggested which i have to admit, a change of scenery really helped so i recomend doing this. Found last weeks 25 min runs ok, so thought 28 mins wouldnt be too bad. I don't know if it was the heat tonight, but found the first 10 mins really tough, and the last 5 mins the longest ever!!! Made worse by the last part of the run being uphill and my calves were absolutely spanking!!! However i managed it, and Strava calculated it at 4.3k for the 28 mins which i'm happy with. As much as i wish i could pick up my pace like Laura suggests, right now i'm happy just getting to the end at a pace i can just about cope with!!! Really hope these get easier as i feel a little bit of my running mojo slipping away and a little bit of doubt creeping in for that 30 mins!!!! Grrrrrr come on, we can do this!!! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Well done for pushing through.

I managed to hurt myself in W7 by trying a sprint finish. Take that call to speed up with a pinch of salt.


I have found that the best temperatures to run are from 8C/46F to 15C/59F, certainly, those were the temperatures that I ran all my C25K runs all in the morning except week 5 run 1 when I ran in a temperature in the afternoon of +15C, With those temperatures, I managed them all without too much bother and no repeat runs were necessary. I have noticed from the posts from C25Kers that most problems have been running in temperatures way about 24C, some, in fact, ran in +27C/81F, far too hot for ordinary runners. I do understand that not all runners can manage to run in the early morning when it's a bit cooler. Don't worry too much about your 30-minute run, when it gets a bit cooler you will manage it without any problems whatsoever, best of luck to you Meg.

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