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W7R2 - done and dusted

IgaT
IgaTGraduate

I didn't want to go. My hip flexor hurt.

I went. I completed all 25 minutes running. I enjoyed (kind of). I did finish on high note by increasing my speed. I haven't been running so fast (slow) since week 4. I did my PB. I finished with 20 min walk, well... partially jog, as I started to get cold. I completed my 40 minutes stretching session and nice warm shower. Now dinner time, followed by legs against the wall - I was too hungry to do it earlier and still had to cook.

My do happy. I am kind of happy. Definitely filling accomplished something today. And a little proud of myself.

Happy running!

P.S. Thanks lusmo for motivation! The ball is in your court now ;) Waiting for Friday post.

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UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Be very proud... great run.

IgaT
IgaTGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Recently, I'm emotionally struggling, so kind of happy and a bit proud is huge improvement ;)

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to IgaT

It sure is... and it’s gonna get even better.

IgaT
IgaTGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

I believe those runs are saving my sanity and are keeping me in an acceptable state :) I can't say I can't wait to run, but I know that I cannot stop, not now. Well... we know each other a while, so to be honest. I have to run not to have a mental breakdown. But I am fine, thanks to running. Maybe not great, but I will be ;)

Mummycav
MummycavModerator

Aww, well done IgaT ..I’m proud of you too!!! You are so near now x

IgaT
IgaTGraduate in reply to Mummycav

Yes, I cannot imagine that it is so close. Although half a year ago I've completed week 7: healthunlocked.com/couchto5.... So fingers crossed for... luck - for no emergencies, no injuries, no flu, no unexpected events. The plan is:

Friday: work, chiropractic, and run W7R3.

Saturday: water fast

Sunday: regaining my strength

Monday: work, run W8R1 (very slow, or even slower).

lusmo
lusmoGraduate

Fantastic! Congratulations! Well done! 👍👍👍

I do not know what a hip flexor is, but I hope you will be fine!

IgaT
IgaTGraduate in reply to lusmo

Thanks. Hip flexors are group of muscles (I think 9 in total) that are responsible for flexing your hip joint, i.e. lifting knee towards body.

lusmo
lusmoGraduate in reply to IgaT

Wow! You will be allright?

IgaT
IgaTGraduate in reply to lusmo

Yes, it is just some wierd pain, like tired or slightly pulled muscle. It is not even pain, it feels like it is under constant stretch, even in normal position. However, gentle stretching feels good, on the boarder with pain, but good. Well, soon I will have 2 days of rest :) It should help.

lusmo
lusmoGraduate in reply to IgaT

All right, I hope everything will be fine in the end.

Relax and remember: Slowly and persistently .. if it is a little possible, we will not give up and we will do it!

Take care of yourself and get well 🤸:-)

IgaT
IgaTGraduate in reply to lusmo

Same to you. Let's take care of each other and make sure with have a proper rest to regenerate and heal ;)

lusmo
lusmoGraduate in reply to IgaT

Thank you! :)

Tbae
TbaeGraduate

Gosh IgaT, you should be very proud.

Take good care of you.

You can afford to ease up, there are some fast pace numbers on display.

All the very best to you.

Steady as you go.

💥🏃‍♀️💥👏👏

IgaT
IgaTGraduate in reply to Tbae

Well, I never believed the max speed / max pace. It probably picks a milliseconds when my dog pulled me or suddenly stop / run backwards as she is having sudden pit stop or just a sniff that I didn't expected.

Not that it matters at this point, but I am quite far away from 5k in 30 min :P With this speedy for me pace, I would cover 4.32 km (2.68 miles) in 30 min.

But slow and steady is my motto :) It is not a race, at least not yet. It is my running journey :)

Tbae
TbaeGraduate in reply to IgaT

Your spot on and what a journey.

Cheering on the sidelines for you.💥🏃‍♀️💥👏💥

IgaT
IgaTGraduate in reply to Tbae

Thank you. I haven't heard about anybody who was trying to finish this programme for so long :P I am no quitter. I do not give up! I am persistent, or just stubborn :P

IgaT
IgaTGraduate in reply to Tbae

Thank you, cheering highly appreciated :D

Running-nana
Running-nanaGraduate

Well done, brilliant effort. You are right to feel proud of yourself. The finishing line is in sight. I'm doing W7R2 tomorrow, hope I do as well as you. Still need to try that legs up the wall malarkey 😂😂

IgaT
IgaTGraduate in reply to Running-nana

Give it a try, but prepare something warm to cover yourself, as it can get a bit chilly.

I am not looking at the finish line. I will see it when I cross it or trip on it ;)

Wolvesmad
WolvesmadGraduate

Go you. Well done. You've overtaken me now little miss fit runner

Well done. Only 7 more runs till graduation 🍾🍾🍾🍾.

Who would have dreamed it when we look back at our posts from the early weeks lol

IgaT
IgaTGraduate in reply to Wolvesmad

I can't believe it's only 7 runs! I still feel like it is far away...

I am still working on my goal - run 3x per week no matter what. The rest will come with time ;) But running for 25 minutes... Man, that's impressive! I didn't think about that, I was always just trying to survive each and every run, and tried to enjoy it - sometimes it worked, sometimes not. But not so long ago we struggle with 60 seconds - 1 minute of running. Now, look at us!

icklegui
ickleguiGraduate

*hugs* Iga. Love to see you still going strong - and you are so strong :) 💪🏃‍♀️

IgaT
IgaTGraduate in reply to icklegui

Thank you :) I am not sure if I'm strong, at least not today. But I am doing my best, and so far it is going good :)

Katnap
KatnapGraduate

You're on the path to victory!

Enjoy your next run! 😸

IgaT
IgaTGraduate in reply to Katnap

Thank you :)

That is amazing! Well done! I was having terrible trouble with knees in the early weeks until someone told me to do some leg strengthening exercises. Then I found this excellent video showing 5 minute preparation for running exercises (one of them covers hip flexor) and I found it really does help me. runnersworld.com/health-inj...

IgaT
IgaTGraduate in reply to Hazcababz

Thank you, I will adapt my pre-run active stretches.

Yay well done! 🏃🏿‍♂️🏃‍♀️

IgaT
IgaTGraduate in reply to Sunshinenearly50

Thank you :)

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