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Husband asking why Iโ€™m smiling all evening!!!

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Peet999Graduate
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So W9 R2 completed!!! One more run, why shouldnโ€™t I be smiling!!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

A lot easier than W9 R1, canโ€™t wait for the last one, rewarding myself with a full body massage!!! Canโ€™t wait!!! ๐Ÿ’

Next steps to get faster and actually cover a fully 5k in 30min - any advice?? Donโ€™t know where to start on that one!!!

One more to graduation, no way was I a runner!!!! Now I can smell the finish ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

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UnfitNoMore profile image
UnfitNoMoreGraduate

Tell him not to worry, itโ€™s just your other love makes you feel amazing for hours ๐Ÿ˜‚

Graduate, consolidate and then look at speed... it can come with specific pacing work, longer distances or just plain old practice and progress, depends where you want your running to go. If youโ€™re looking at 10k speed over 5 should come pretty naturally.

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Peet999Graduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thank you. I do end up grinning most evenings. He must wonder what Iโ€™m up to but seriously just running gets me smiling. Increasing my distance for speed??? Seriously??? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Peet999

It is one way... there are others... theyโ€™re not as important as that next run though.

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Peet999Graduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Very True!!! Bring on Friday/Saturday ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

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OldflossAdministrator

Get to Graduation first... and keep husband guessing!

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Peet999Graduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thatโ€™s the fun part!!! Love winding him up but itโ€™s the running making me smile ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Well done.

I may miss your graduation as I will be away for a few days, so I will give you this link to a guide to post C25K running now healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Keep running, keep smiling.

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Peet999Graduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Oh thanks much appreciated. X

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BerksroverGraduate

Get your graduation run under your belt, enjoy the feeling, then consolidate for a few weeks, I did 5k 3 times a week for 3 weeks, then started to run a bit further, that helped to get my 5k times down so that eventually I have managed it few sub 30 5ks

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Peet999Graduate in reply to Berksrover

Fabulous. Thanks for the advice. I will carry on. I just donโ€™t want to stop ๐Ÿ˜

Wha hey! Squeeze up on the podium. Make room for another one ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿค—

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Peet999Graduate in reply to BaddieThePirate

Yes please one more space Friday/Saturday!!! Watch this space ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

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BaddieThePirateGraduate in reply to Peet999

๐Ÿ‘€

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misswobbleGraduate

Donโ€™t sweat the 5k thing. Just take your time. You get stronger as you keep running. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘

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Peet999Graduate in reply to misswobble

Thank you. X

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ArthurJGGraduate

The way to get to 5k is to forget about 30 minutes. Donโ€™t try to increase both pace and distance at the same time. If you add three minutes to your run each week (for example) it wonโ€™t be long till youโ€™re running 5k. Then decide after that if you want to build up to longer distances or focus on pace instead.

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sallensonGraduate in reply to ArthurJG

Not quite.

Keep to your 30 mins for the time being, just to get your legs used to it. Try some different routes, have a bit of fun and relax.

When you're comfortable with that increase the time OR distance of your normal run by 10% and no more (the famous 10% Rule). Leave the other two at their normal 30 mins and no more.

Increasing either time or distance for all your runs in a week could injure you.

Just take it gently and as misswobble says, don't sweat the 5K thing. As you get used to running distance and pace will improve gradually.

There are whole bunch of different thrings to try, but for now just smile, realx and run around happy :-)

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Peet999Graduate in reply to sallenson

Liking the idea of 10% rule.... I think it will begin to stay the same for a week or until comfortable then move and push myself forward. Iโ€™m thinking if I have got this far already I will get there eventually some how. Bring on the graduation first. Looking forward to my massage reward ๐Ÿ˜

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sallensonGraduate in reply to Peet999

A regular Sports Massage (if you find one locally) is a fantastic thing to do once a month.

Now c'mon. Concentrate. Let's get you through this Graduation thingummybob. Podium's all there and waiting for you to bound onto it :-)

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Peet999Graduate in reply to sallenson

Never thought Iโ€™d qualify for a sports massage but I suppose I am a runner now. ๐Ÿ˜

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Peet999Graduate in reply to ArthurJG

Thank you for your advice. I think gona continue the same for a couple of weeks then decided what to do. Just waiting to graduate now! ๐Ÿ˜

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