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What is your week January

Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate
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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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Realfoodieclub

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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Pianism
PianismGraduate

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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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate
in reply to Pianism

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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Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate

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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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate
in reply to Irish-John

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

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angelbetty
angelbettyGraduate
in reply to Irish-John

Here's hoping you're improving 🙏🏻

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Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate
in reply to angelbetty

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

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angelbetty
angelbettyGraduate
in reply to Irish-John

I'm sure you don't need telling to ease yourself back in gently. But I look forward to reading all about it! 👍

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Whatnog

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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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate
in reply to Whatnog

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

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EW85

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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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate
in reply to EW85

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

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Meirariem

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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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate
in reply to Meirariem

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

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Meirariem

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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vab71

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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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate
in reply to vab71

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

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RunnerLCA
RunnerLCAGraduate

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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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate
in reply to RunnerLCA

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

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Hidden
Hidden

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

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate
in reply to Hidden

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

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Hidden
Hidden
in reply to Realfoodieclub

Thank you x

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TresaC

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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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate
in reply to TresaC

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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TresaC

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

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Bodg
BodgGraduate

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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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate
in reply to Bodg

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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CookieM
CookieMGraduate

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

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate
in reply to CookieM

That is the spirit, well done.

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Coolcookingteacher

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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Gerdakay

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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Realfoodieclub

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

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Coolcookingteacher

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

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Realfoodieclub

Great news, you are doing really well. Rfc x

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mafee
mafeeGraduate

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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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate
in reply to mafee

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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mafee
mafeeGraduate
in reply to Realfoodieclub

have now eventually finished week 6 !! so happy

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angelbetty
angelbettyGraduate

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

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate
in reply to angelbetty

Well done. Conquering hills is always rewarding. 😀

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Biddy55

Hi. I completed Wk3R1 today. Running for 3 mins wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. It was cold and rainy but didn’t matter. My distance was shorter though - maybe my run is more of a shuffle!! I am really enjoying C25K, crossing off every run on the chart is brilliant!!

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Mathilda1
Mathilda1Graduate
in reply to Biddy55

I have also just completed w3r1, I found the same re distance being shorter but I was definitely shuffling at a gentle pace! But I made it and still had some energy left at the end so bonus. I’ve really surprised myself at how much I’m enjoying it too. Hope I’m still saying this in a few more weeks! Good luck

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Priyanka_03
Priyanka_03Graduate

For me completed c25k last year june. Now do 5-7k 3 times a week, sometimes 10k.

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Biddy55
Biddy55
in reply to Priyanka_03

That gives me hope! Fantastic!

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Womack
WomackGraduate

Completed W7R3 yesterday. Totally hooked after teething problems due to bad footwear to thanks to this site all sorted.

Doing it at my own speed but feel healthier more toned my joints are less achy and less stiff and sleeping better.

Definitely going to continue once graduating.

Thanks to all for posting have found the comments really helpful.

Usually run on my own with music playing but have a friend joining me this week hope it works out feel a bit nervous about it .

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Eternal-blue-18

Hi. This is the end of week 2 for me. I started on 8th January. I didn’t even plan to do this, it just came to me on January 2 nd and I decided to give it a go!

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KevinFG
KevinFGGraduate

I have just finished Wk3 Run2 still finding the first run of any set to be the hardest, not sure why that is as the second run being twice as long is easier, must be a head thing. Anyway enjoying the challenge so far and determined to continue to the end.

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Applemint

Hi, I’ve been doing week 1 run 1 since the start of Jan on my treadmill. Will be moving to week 2 in Feb. Going slow as I’m 53 just quit smoking and have not run since school 🙂

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geb6o8
geb6o8Graduate

This morning I did W4R1.

Surprised myself and had tears in my eyes when Laura said I'd ran for 16 mins....

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Glitterjav
GlitterjavGraduate

It’s W4R2 for me tomorrow. Totally surprised myself as have mild CFS and haven’t run since I was a teenager, so wasn’t sure how I’d get on! Actually enjoying it and look forward to each challenge as it gets harder!

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