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My wife gave me a little pep talk


After my run last night I commented to my wife that I was a bit disappointed with my time (W5 R2 3.53km in 31 mins @ an average pace of 08:50/km and a fastest pace of 06:31/km after 5 mins).

She told me I was doing brilliant and that there is no such thing as a bad run and that any running is better than not running at all.

She's been running on and off for 4 years now and she's right. Any run or exercise is better than none at all and at the moment I am running 4 days a week.

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You’re a star and so is she. Any tips on how to get my man to move further than his armchair would be gratefully received !

Can I ask what you use to track your runs? Thank you

GrandadmikeGraduate in reply to Caribbeanmermaid

Map My Run and my Fitbit Versa


They’re very clever these wife types 😂


I am going to agree with your wife.. stat's are nice to see progression etc but at this stage not so important..

You are progressing through the program and nearly half way.. that is huge progression !!

Keep at it YUP you are doing brilliant 😀😀


It frequently seems to be us chaps who get hung up on pace and distance and speed and end up getting broken.

What’s so wrong with running for the fresh air, the view, the sheer joy of being outdoors and the love of running??


Slow and steady...Just run for the time the run asks for...

Run 2: a brisk 5-minute walk, then 8 minutes of running, 5 minutes of walking and 8 minutes of running.

You will get to that podium injury free and having had fun:)

Rest days too... essential.. your running plan and your pace:)

Check this out.. just to reassure you, that you are doing just fine.

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