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W9R2 - More consistent

Zee221b
Zee221bGraduate

I did my second run on Monday. Not really much to report. I ran faster overall at 7.5km for most of it and at the end ran my fastest ever of 10km/h. I'm still only reaching around 3.7km though which is really slow. I'm hoping to run around 8 km/h to reach 4k for my final run. I'm happy I can run 30 minutes no problems. I feel like now I can just continue to work on my PB!

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See you on the virtual podium later today then Zee. Have a fab run👍🏻

Running 30 minutes no problems Is great! Pace will come in time. I look forward to your graduation post 🙂

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreGraduate

Great job you’ve done... enjoy that last run to the podium.

SOULY47
SOULY47Graduate

Thats fabulous. The furthest distance I achieved was 4k and that was the final run. I did my first run as a graduate yesterday and went for the 5k. Took me 38:05. I excpected 40mins plus so I'm pretty chuffed. I did miss Sarah wispering in my ear that I can do this ad it was hard at times. Really looking forward to hearing about your final run, then step up onto the podium :-)

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate

It’s not about speed or distance. It’s simply about finishing the sessions. There’s no need to push things

Pushing to go too fast too soon, before running legs get built, is a recipe for disaster Take care Slow and steady builds running legs 💪

Zee221b
Zee221bGraduate in reply to misswobble

You're right misswobble I can get carried away with logistics 😅 I'll take your advice!

Boofle999
Boofle999Graduate

I concur with the 'slowly slowly' approach - did my fastest run this morning for Wk7R3, but still only did 2.75K!! My goal for my graduating run is 3.5K but if I only make 3K I will be pleased as punch! Sounds like you're going great guns though, I'm a firm believer in 'go for it if you feel comfortable and confident' - that was my philosophy this morning, I feel really good so pushed it a bit and knocked 1 min 15 secs of my usual mins per mile average (must change my Apple watch to KMS :oo), I guess we all have those defining moments when suddenly we feel more 'able' - hoping to consolidate this over Wk8 and then see what Wk 9 brings!

Zee221b
Zee221bGraduate in reply to Boofle999

That's awesome Boofle999! After all only we know what we are capable of, and if we can go that bit further then why not?! I think you'll get to 3k easy, and the adrenaline rush in the last couple minutes will spur you on even more! Good luck!

Boofle999
Boofle999Graduate

Indeed, I think we have to listen to our minds and bodies - not hold back if they are telling us that we CAN go that little be further or faster. I certainly don't feel like that every time I run, mostly it's just a case of slogging it out until Laura says I can stop - O;) - but those days where you feel ready to take it up a step are awesome, and I'm not talking about pushing it beyond what you're capable of, but just cranking it up a notch, after all, isn't that how we progress, but pushing that bit harder when we are ready?

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