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Post Grad run4. Post Xmas run1 😱

Ex-NonRunner19
Ex-NonRunner19Graduate

Happy New Year 🎊🍾🎉

It’s 22 days since I last put my trainers on so I wasn’t expecting to pick up where I left off, despite having had a much longer illness break after W7 and managing to pick up at W8.

My legs felt and breathing felt ok but my mind got the better of me and I bailed after 20 mins jogging. I never bailed once when doing the programme, I had many close calls but kept going. That’s one of the problems with graduating ... lack of focus.

I’m pleased I dragged myself out but disappointed to have only done around 50% of my last run ... but it’s a start.

Onwards to Saturday’s run and hopefully 5km. 🤞🏼🤞🏼

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Couchpotato2
Couchpotato2Graduate

for me running 1 continuous minute is enough so I'm very admirative of your 20 minutes. Don't be so hard on yourself, you went out to run, which is more than most!

Ex-NonRunner19
Ex-NonRunner19Graduate
in reply to Couchpotato2

Thanks! When I started out, 1min running (shuffling) was a killer but my last run (still a shuffle) was 41 minutes so 20mins was not great but I’m thinking positive and pleased I went out and did it.

You won’t believe what you become capable of as the weeks go by, keep a log by posting on here and look back with amazement. 👍🏻

Perfect for a first run. Building back up slowly is sensible. Well done for listening to your body.

Once you're back up to 5km you could consider Ju-Ju's Bridge to 20km...😊

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate
in reply to BaddieThePirate

That should read Bridge to 10km! Finger slipped !

Ex-NonRunner19
Ex-NonRunner19Graduate
in reply to BaddieThePirate

Ha ha🤣. Once I’m comfortable with 5km, I’ll have a look at the 10km link on here. After that, a half marathon may be on the cards! 👍🏻

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate
in reply to Ex-NonRunner19

Wow, great goal to have. Good luck!

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