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Oldlady57
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Well what a plonker!! Started off way to fast (for me anyway) & paid the price. A learning curve (again 😡) You’d think once you got to a certain age, you would have learnt something, l obviously haven’t 🤪🤪. Only managed 21 mins instead of the 25 required. So cross with myself. Rerun on Saturday, hopefully I’ll complete my run then

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Mayanow

We do learn a lot but with age... we forget!!! 😂🤣😂

Don't be so hard on yourself. You did 21mins at a faster pace. So that is something! Good luck on saturday! You've jumped the difficult hurdles of the program! On your way to graduation now. Well done!!

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Oldlady57
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in reply to Mayanow

🤣🤣that’s the problem then, senility has set in🤓

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Mayanow
Mayanow
in reply to Oldlady57

Ahaha didn't you know..?

But!

I read an article in the NYTimes that said (based on experiments) running produces NEW brain cells (!) In the hippocampus. So what a wise choice we've made! 😁

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Oldlady57
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in reply to Mayanow

That’s part of the problem then, my long term memory still thinks it’s a teenager 🤣🤣

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Rooster678

I did exactly the same on W6R3 but then slowed right down. You still did a good run. Good luck for your re-run.

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Oldlady57
Oldlady57Graduate
in reply to Rooster678

Thanks Rooster, at least l got off the metaphorical couch 🛋. Think I’ll run without music next time then I’ll be able to hear Oldfloss “slow & steady”. It’s not usually a problem, but today was different. The Toxic 10 were rife 😂😂

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Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Oldlady57

I'll shout it a little louder:)

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Oldlady57
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in reply to Oldfloss

😜

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cheekychipmunks

Never mind OL, just treat it as a practise run for Saturday. You know what you can do to fix it. No worries! Hey, at least you have a nice 21 minute run under your belt now - all those runs count towards building nice strong running legs! 😀🏃‍♀️👍

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Oldlady57
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in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thanks cheeky. I’ll be turning off the music so l can hear Oldfloss lol

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Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Slow and steady.... it is the mantra ..how did you miss me banging on about it:)

Well the fact is, as you now know..it works:)

These longer runs are simply perfect for relaxing into.. start slow and stay slow:) It is wonderful.

Keep us posted please?

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Oldlady57
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in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks Oldfloss, already made a decision to turn off my music. It’s been drowning out your wise words!!! Back on the metaphorical horse on Saturday (l shan’t be galloping though 😜)

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Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Oldlady57

You'll be fine...many of us do this...why do you think I start with a hill😉Shhh!

Well done you.😊

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Oldlady57
Oldlady57Graduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Now there’s a start, might try that!!

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DaveMu
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Good luck for the rerun:)

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Oldlady57
Oldlady57Graduate
in reply to DaveMu

Thanks DM 👍🏻

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