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W4R1 completed! 😁😁😁

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Went into it with an open mind, not sure what to expect. Took it slow n had enough energy to speed up on the last run section surprisingly. Pretty pleased with the 1.7 miles I covered considering I was going slow. Feeling much more like a runner now πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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ButtercupKidGraduate

Excellent work ! 1.7 is still more or less my usual even now, so I’m well impressed πŸ˜€

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SeeJillRunGraduate in reply to ButtercupKid

Thanks! I was a bit shocked tbh as I hadn’t done anywhere near that since the end of W2 n I think that was just cos I was walking very briskly. I’ve been making sure I go really slow for the first run of a new week so was gobsmacked when I saw the distance 😁.

How are you finding graduation? X

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ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to SeeJillRun

Only had one run so far - massively busy just now. I was dreading it but it went ok. Hoping to get out again tomorrow πŸ˜€

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SeeJillRunGraduate in reply to ButtercupKid

Hope the next one goes ok too then hopefully the dread will go away. It sucks when you’re too busy to run, hope you make it out tomorrow x

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ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to SeeJillRun

Me too ! It’s always a bit erratic, and one of my aims is to try to get out 3 times a week now. Watch this space πŸ˜„

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SeeJillRunGraduate in reply to ButtercupKid

Best of luck!

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ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to SeeJillRun

Thanks πŸ˜„

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mummybowlesGraduate

Well done ! You must be feeling great right now

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SeeJillRunGraduate in reply to mummybowles

Not half! It’s an amazing feeling when you realise that you’ve run more than before n you’ve still got energy to go faster at the end πŸ˜ƒ

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Couchpotato2Graduate

Well done! I think it’s a good plan to keep it slow so as to know you can do it and now that I’m the longer runs, I do them slow a couple of times and try and run the 3 a bit faster but sometimes not because I dont fancy it ;-)

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SeeJillRunGraduate in reply to Couchpotato2

Thanks! That’s pretty much what I’ve been doing. I made the mistake of doing W2R1 faster n it got hard towards the end so I figure if I go slow on the first one of the week n still have energy to spare I can go a little bit faster next time. If I’ve no energy to spare I go slow again

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Couchpotato2Graduate in reply to SeeJillRun

I’m on week 8 now and from 1 till now I’ve been actively slowing myself down and it’s helped me run for the longer times r3 in 5 and 6. In any case running slowly is just as good for you. I only speed up at the end when I know I can finish if that makes sense! Enjoy the rest of the week!

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SeeJillRunGraduate in reply to Couchpotato2

That makes perfect sense, thanks. Enjoy the rest of Week 8 😁

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GranspeedGraduate

πŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜„πŸ‘ Enjoy!

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SeeJillRunGraduate in reply to Granspeed

Thanks! 😁

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