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W7 is history. W8, coming at ya!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
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Completed W7 around the rowing lake in Munich again. Whoa it’s warm even at 6am! No issues I’m glad to say, but I really should learn and dowse myself in bug spray before heading out. I’m obviously delicious and I attract a veritable swarm. 😩

Anyway, no more 25 minuters. Let’s see how 28 minutes feels on Monday!

Happy running folks! 👍🏻🏃‍♀️😀🐌❤️🐢

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Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate

You're nearly there.....that podium is well and truly in sight now!!!

These bugs and gremlins along the way......doses of bug spray and gremlin spray definitely the flavour of this journey.....lol!!!!

We had thunderstorms last night so cooled down a bit......but as you say, even crazy o'clock sometimes is not early enough to catch it before it gets warm.....

So glad you're really smashing it even while on holiday....now that's grit coupled with enthusiasm, for sure!!!

Well done xxxx👍👍👍🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️👊👊👊😊😊😊

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
in reply to Hotheels

Thank you for your encouragement! I realised when I started the programme that I’d be away for weeks 7 and 8, but I was determined not to let it get in the way!

Yes, maybe bug spray would help with pesky gremlins too! I shall apply liberally on Monday!!

Happy running! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️😀

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Hotheels
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in reply to cheekychipmunks

I did the same calculation....except when I started I had just counted weeks....but as I've been doing alternate days.....I'm ahead of where I thought I would originally be......so instead of Week 7 & 8 while on holiday.....it looks like I'm set to graduate whilst away.....!!!

But.....I'm simply focussing on one run at a time......very aware that life gets in the way or IC could find me.......hence, not thinking much about it yet.

But like you, I plan on continuing whatever week I'm on 😊

You have just inspired me in that respect!!! 👍 Thank you!!!

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
in reply to Hotheels

Hahaha look at us fitting running into our holidays! I personally would have scoffed at someone such as that a few short weeks ago!! 😅🏃‍♀️😅

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Hotheels
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in reply to cheekychipmunks

I'd have just given someone who said that a look of disgust and turned up my nose at them, laughed at the stupidity and walked away.......

Amazing how the tables have turned in a few short weeks!!! 🤣🤣🤣

Mental...!!! But in an absolutely exhilliarting way!!! 😁

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cheekychipmunks
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in reply to Hotheels

Totally! I can happily say I’m well and truly hooked!! ❤️🏃‍♀️❤️

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Flyingred
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Well done! I expected you to smash it.

Those extra 3 minutes is only about 10% more than the 25 minutes in week 7, whereas going from 20 to 25 was a 20% increase. Hopefully, you'll hardly notice those extra 3 minutes – it's just one more song on the playlist.

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cheekychipmunks
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in reply to Flyingred

Aha, good point, one more song! I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to run without songs - some fit my stride better than others, but I’ll run to anything!

Thanks for the encouragement! I’m looking forward to my first 28 minuter I must admit!

😀😀🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🐌🐌

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Beanjo
BeanjoGraduate

Fantastic to smash week 7 on holiday - well done despite the pesky bugs. I was due to run week 5 on holiday in Devon a few weeks ago but the only accessible place to run early morning was in a field next to the cottage we were in so I decided to repeat week 4 as I didn’t fancy a 20 min run around an undulating field. It worked for me but has put an extra week on the programme which I guess in the grand scheme of things isn’t a problem. Good luck for week 8 😊🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️👍

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cheekychipmunks
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in reply to Beanjo

Thank you! I’m certainly very happy with how it went!

I was slightly worried about being away from the comfort zone of my regular running route I must admit. But this rowing lake is picture perfect and flat so I couldn’t have wished for a better place. We’re moving on tomorrow, so hopefully I can complete W8R1 and R2 before heading home. I’ll find somewhere I’m sure (just not an Alp please!!)

Happy running! 👍🏻🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️👍🏻

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Dee_N
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You’re doing so well!! I chickened out of holiday run 🙈 so glad to be back to cooler climates! Xx

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
in reply to Dee_N

Thank you! Yes I must admit I’m looking forward to running in the relative cool. It sounds like the weather has broken back home so hopefully I can do W9 and graduate in comfort in a couple of weeks! 😀

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MandiV

Yay well done you - see you in Week 8 - cooler here next week!

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cheekychipmunks
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in reply to MandiV

I’m not home until next weekend - hope it stays coolish for a few more (selfish) weeks! If not, I’ll be continuing my new habit of getting up ridiculously early! 😀🏃‍♀️

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Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

Well done!

Ah, week 8, only 90 seconds more each half of the run and you’ve been doing 90 seconds since week 2 😉

Keep doing what you’re doing - it’s working.

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
in reply to Jay66UK

Thanks Jay! Yes the programme is very clever and it really does prepare you doesn’t it? Still can’t believe how only a few short weeks ago I used to hate running and now I totally love it!

Hope you’re enjoying your new challenges too! 😀🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️😀

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Jay66UK
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in reply to cheekychipmunks

Yep. First 6k today. End of week 2/8 towards 10k. Loving it.

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
in reply to Jay66UK

Awesome progress! Bet you feel great. 🏃‍♂️👍🏻

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Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate
in reply to cheekychipmunks

I do, and so should you 😘

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
in reply to Jay66UK

Oh yes I certainly do! 😀😀😀

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KN25
KN25Graduate

It’s only another 3 minutes you will smash it!!

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
in reply to KN25

I bet they’ll feel like the longest 3 minutes in the history of time, but I’m definitely looking forward to the challenge! 👍🏻🏃‍♀️

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Vix_yp
Vix_ypGraduate

Excellent! Well done cheekychipmunks, graduation is getting real close for you. Good luck with Week 8 and your 28 minute runs! 👍😀🏃🏽‍♀️

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
in reply to Vix_yp

Thank you, I can’t wait! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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Crawlhome
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Wow that's an early start! Doesn't it feel amazing to complete week 7?! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️😁

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
in reply to Crawlhome

It sure does. Graduation feels achievable now, and not too long away! Can’t wait!

😀🏃‍♀️😀

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cheeseheads

Great job!!! I’m also ready to tackle w8 😁. 28 mins here I come

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
in reply to cheeseheads

Let’s do this cheeseheads! 💪🏻 😀👍🏻

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