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Redoing Week 7 feels fantastic

Achy4days
Achy4daysGraduate
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With encouragement from others on here, I decided to re-do W7 and consolidate the non-stop 25min run until I feel comfortable with it before moving onto W8. So this morning I did the 25min run for the fifth time in two weeks and am now happy to say that I can definitely feel huge improvement upon each run.

The main difference between the first 3 runs and the last 2 is that I stopped going to the gym to do my weights on the "rest" days between runs. I thought lifting a few dumbbells would help to supplement the runs but it's become apparent that it is actually more taxing on my body than I realised. Not that I've stopped gymming, I physically feel so much stronger during my runs, like I have an increasing amount of fuel left in the tank to keep going at the end of the last 2 runs. This positively affects my runs mentally too. I managed to relax and go with the flow with more ease. On the first run I couldn't wait for Laura to tell me to stop but today I completely forgot the clock and ran at full sprinting speed for the last 3mins today and still feel like I could have kept going for more.

I think I am ready for Week 8 now

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jiggles7
jiggles7Graduate

Enjoy week 8, you’ll smash it😀

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Achy4days
Achy4daysGraduate
in reply to jiggles7

Thank you! I'm looking forward to "smashing" it ;D

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UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Superb run there... 3 minutes at best pace isn’t easy, and after 22 minutes of running even less so. You’re more than ready for week 8... stay relaxed and enjoy it

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Achy4days
Achy4daysGraduate
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Thank you very much for all the positive words. I will give 28mins a go tomorrow :D

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BeckySharp1
BeckySharp1Graduate

enjoy week 8, sounds like you did the right thing

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Katnap
KatnapGraduate

Ace running! It underlines that you can go all the way from here on. 😸

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