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What is your week January

Hello to all our new comers for 2019. Please get involved and put a post up as to which week you are doing and how you are getting on, it is great, to have a little fun post, so we can see who is on which week of the programme, and hopefully it will help everyone to feel more included on the forum.

We can support, encourage and generally help each other, in a positive and friendly way, with no thought of comparison.

Please remember it doesn't matter if you stay on the same week for a while, that is fine; it is a journey and it really doesn't matter how long it takes, it will be so worth it when you get to the final run.

If you have just graduated, also, this will be a great place to keep you motivated,and there is always the Quest on the Bridge to 10k forum also, for Graduates.

So please say Hi

Rfc x

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For me this week is getting back to running after a rotten cold, so I shall be taking it slow and steady and building up again. Happy running to you all. Rfc x

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W1R1 tomorrow. All my runs are in the diary so, with a bit of luck and following everyone's advice, I will graduate on 9th March, 2 days after my 44th birthday. I've trained up by doing a VERY slow Parkrun and a few days of 10k+ walking at 130bpm. Already I feel so much better! Wish me luck!

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Good luck, if you need it be prepared to repeat runs if necessary, not trying to be negative just to put it out there. Learning to run at your own pace is one of the most important lessons you can learn.

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Crap - really bad cold. Was supposed to do a six mile run yesterday but felt woozy. Feeling a heck of a lot more than woozy today :(

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Be kind to yourself you body will still be healing, it takes a lot longer than we think. Rfc x.

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Here's hoping you're improving 🙏🏻

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Thanks Angel :) I'm starting to think Saturday might see me stepping out carefully to see how it goes :)

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Hi!!! I am starting ju-ju-‘s 10 is the Magic number program to get to 10K (hopefully 🤞🤞🤞) after consolidating for several weeks since I graduated in Nov. It still sounds a bit crazy🤪, like: am I really doing this?!? But, yes, I am REALLY doing this 💪😃🏃‍♀️! Happy running week to everyone!!!

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Yes, you are really doing this, well done and good luck on your next adventure. Rfc x

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Week 7 run 3. Never would I have thought I’d be out Christmas Day and New Year’s Day running! I feel committed! Keep going push yourself that little bit extra it gets easier! Good luck to all starting out! People are commenting on my physique and I feel great for it. X

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Well done on getting out there over the holidays. great news that people have noticed. Happy running. Rfc x

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Hello! I started December 25th (while the turkey was roasting!) and I’m going to be doing W3 R1 later tonight. Went out on Friday in the freezing cold and it was pretty proud of myself for getting out and doing it - previously I would have found 20 reasons not to do it so that was a real achievement for me

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That was a great day to start. You sound like you have commitment in the bag, well done Rfc x

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Thank you! Tonight was really tough, the last run of W3 R1 almost did me in - when I went to do the last cool down walk my legs forgot how to work and I almost landed flat on my face!

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Did runs 1 and 2 of week 4 Christmas week - run 1 on Christmas Day!! Just back from a week of skiing and full of cold - aiming to start week 4 again tonight …

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Sorry you have a cold, take it easy and look after yourself. Rfc x

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Currently on week 7 and did run 2 today! It’s startinf to feel a little easier and I managed to run slightly faster today. Really proud of myself for getting so far and close to finishing the programme. Run 3 due on Wednesday, looking forward to it 🏃‍♀️

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So close to the end now, well done for keeping going Rfc x

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I started week 1Run 1 this morning so im at the beginning of this journey 🏃‍♀️

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The first steps out the door are the hardest well done for taking them today. Rfc x

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Thank you x

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Completed W1R3 today. If hoped to have done it by last did at, but that thing called work for in the way. Roll on the lighter evenings, as due to lack of street lighting, I don't fancy going out once it's dark. So if I'm not out by 3.30, I dont go. Week 2 awaits ...

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I must admit I am not a night time runner either, you will be surprised how soon it starts getting lighter, well done on your runs. Rfc x

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Not just dark, but a bit remote too. (Not that I'm complaining!)

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W2R1 completed on second attempt because my husband is taking part with me but has started to do little variations on the route so it is like having a dog who keeps coming and going but it makes me feel inadequate. In the end I just walked and then when we got home I went out again and managed to run it all except one section when I was close to a real dog and never run past them. I need to learn to concentrate on what I am doing not others.....fast.

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I can’t run with my OH, he just leaves me behind and I get disillusioned. I did it twice now, I just go out on my own, I’m a happier runner on my own. 😀 so I understand. Well done on getting it completed after all that.

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Finished week 1 - onto week 2 this week. I've done it before, so I'll do it again!

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That is the spirit, well done.

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Week 3 just finished..I’m 61 and last run on a treadmill in my 30’s I think. Just having a go!

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Well done you! I'm 59 and had never run at all, I wasn't sure Id stick with it at first, but now I actually enjoy running, and I have been surprised how soon you build up stamina. (Week 8 now)

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Great news, there are many of our runners of a similar age so that is not a barrier 😀

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That's a a, well done! 3 weeks ago I never would have thought I could have done this!

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Great news, you are doing really well. Rfc x

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I was doing really well and got to W5r3 and then had to rest for a week with a sore foot. I am hoping to get back today with W6R1 but am accepting that I might not manage it. I can't plod any slower than I do already!

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I hope you foot Heals swiftly. As a fellow plodder it took me years to learn I could go slower and it has changed all my running and strangely enough made me faster, we need a slower pace to have recovery runs but it is so hard to do, even when I talked to the physio about it they said even the most accomplished runners have trouble slowing down just a bit more, take care. Rfc x

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I've just completed W1R3 all hill runs and this one in rain! Something I never thought I would do!

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