I just ran 8 minutes!: Week 5 Run 2 done! I was... - Couch to 5K

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I just ran 8 minutes!

RunningBride
RunningBride
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Week 5 Run 2 done! I was so worried about this run but everyone who commented on my last post talked about how much more of a mental battle it was than physical. So I downloaded a podcast I’ve been meaning to listen to for ages to distract me. It worked as it went much quicker than any other run. Although laughing at the podcast did mess up my breathing patterns haha. Here’s to running for 20 minutes!

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oldestnewest
Hidden
Hidden

You're doing great - well done.

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RunningBride
RunningBride
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Thank you!

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Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Well done you..its what we say all the time... trust the plan and know you can do each and every run :) On you go:)

Great start to your day.... have a good one:)

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UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Great job... positive thinking and distraction work well, now you know you CAN

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cheekychipmunks

Brilliant! 👏👏👏 Well done you! 20 minutes is yours for the taking. 🏃‍♀️👍

I’ve laughed whilst running too. Must look pretty bonkers, but I find it relaxes me too. 😀😀

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RunningBride

Luckily it was early so there was no one to see me cracking up 😂

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Nita49
Nita49Graduate

Well done you!

I'm always keen to hear whst people listen to, and I'm a podcast fan so go on spill the beans 😁

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Whatnog
Whatnog
in reply to Nita49

Hi Nita49, Laura’s podcasts are my first-ever ones but it sounds like a great idea! 👂💡 Any favorite ones to recommend ? Thanks!

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Nita49
Nita49Graduate
in reply to Whatnog

Hi Whatnog... I listen to the c25k podcasts whilst on my runs, with my tunes blasting away.... And will continue until I graduate.... I will graduate, I will, I will I will lol

But when I'm just doing a brisk walk on my non run /plod days I listen to..... Comedy stuff like... The news quiz on Radio 4, Simon Mayos Confessions, I found a really funny comedy thing on radio 4 called "It's a fair cop"...

I even listen to the Archers!

I'm so Rock n Roll 😎😁

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Whatnog
Whatnog
in reply to Nita49

Thanks! Will give it a try while my legs are trying to recover!!!!

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RunningBride
RunningBride
in reply to Nita49

It was My Dad Wrote a Porno - it wouldn’t be everyone’s cup of tea, one of the guys found out his dad was writing adult fiction so each episode they read out a chapter of the book. But each line they add some commentary as it’s not the most well written of books. There’s 3 people doing presenting it and they’re what make it so hilarious

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blackcatgib
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Well done 👍🏻

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

No you didn't................... you ran for sixteen minutes!!!!

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Whatsapp
WhatsappGraduate

As IannodaTruffe says you actually ran for 16 minutes. The second 8 minutes run was on the back of already running 8 mins before hand not to mention the walking in between which if memory serves me was 5 mins. This means you were on the go for 21minutes total. Next run you consolidate this. Well done you are doing great

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RunningBride

Thank you everyone! Actually can’t wait to smash the next run now ☺️

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