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Wk 8 run 2 and smiling thanks to the community support

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OlneyGraduate
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Good morning 😊 I followed all your advice and took it slow this morning.....or so I thought!! At the end of my 28 minutes I felt so happy I kept going and managed 5km in 32 minutes. It’s mind over matter, I went into it feeling relaxed and am amazed. Thank you everyone for helping me relax. πŸ‘πŸ»

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SANDI_runsGraduate

Well done Olney - you smashed it!

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telford_mikeGraduate

Wow, 5k in 32 minutes is an amazing pace! Time to try a parkrun πŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘

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OlneyGraduate in reply to telford_mike

I’m thinking I might brave it. It would be great to run with other people even if they are all ahead of me πŸ˜‚

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telford_mikeGraduate in reply to Olney

If you can do it in 32 minutes a lot of them (me included) will be behind you!

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ArthurJGGraduate in reply to Olney

My parkrun is definitely one of the easier ones but yesterday I did a PB of 31’55 β€œ (so pretty much the same time as you) and when the official results came out I was amazed to see there were MORE people behind me than ahead of me! No way you’ll be anywhere near last running 32’.

Absolute WOW, Olney! That is a fabulous achievement. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ Well done you! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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OlneyGraduate in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thank you, I can’t quite believe it myself 😊

That is incredible! Very proud of you. Needless to say it is also our brain we are training... for grandeur!!!

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MVBrownGraduate

Well done your running 5K with enthusiasm and a sense of dIsbelief at the same time. I know the feeling as I am in week 6. If anyone had told me that I would take up running πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈ, I would have laughed at them as I had much preferred walking. However, I am now a converted or dare I say -a runner and like you really positive about what I am achieving by taking it slow. Thanks for your encouraging post. Well doneπŸ‘πŸ»

Wow!! Well done 😁

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