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5K and Beyond!!

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Honeybee99Graduate
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So after doing couch to 5k (started Aug) and completing my first park run at the beginning of November, I have just ran 4 miles (6.4k) for the 2nd time! Whop, whoop!

I was a non runner for over 20 years and I have amazed myself just how far I have come. My motivator is my husband who is an established runner, but he patiently runs alongside me on the longer runs giving me the boost I need when things are tough. If I can do it anybody can, just keep chipping away at it and you will surprise yourselves!! ๐Ÿ˜Š. Happy Running.

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AlMorrGraduate

Happy running to you Honeybee99, great time for your 6.4K run, nice that your husband runs along beside you to encourage you on when things get tough. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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AngryFlowerGraduate

Hey thatโ€™s great, glad you are still enjoying it!

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Honeybee99Graduate in reply to AngryFlower

For some reason I keep going out running 3x a week! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Thanks Honeybee, I was just lamenting on my lack of progress since graduating but your advice of just keep chipping away at it has resonated and that's what I will do. Happy Running to you too!

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Honeybee99Graduate in reply to BeckySharp1

Yes little and often is the key!

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Boofle999Graduate

I agree about chipping away, even another 100 meters further than a previous run is progress! I surprised myself yesterday, went out to just do a steady 30 mins, didn't look at my watch at all until I hit the 30 min mark and it seems I had run nearly 4k (as opposed to my usual 3.5k), plus my average heart rate has come down by 6 bpm since my last 30 minuter, so it just goes to show that although it might not feel like you're moving forward, you ARE, bit by bit!

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Honeybee99Graduate in reply to Boofle999

Well done. Keep going. And sometimes you get a bit obsessed by looking at the watch and miles. It is nice just to go at your comfy speed and see where it takes you. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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