Week 9 here I come!: A lovely sunny day again... - Couch to 5K

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Week 9 here I come!

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SeeJillRunGraduate

A lovely sunny day again for W8R3. Think I might’ve walked a bit too briskly on the warm up as my calf muscles seemed to tighten up. After being a bit too focused on that, I decided to just carry on n forget about them n 5 minutes later they were fine

Got bored of my playlist about halfway through so tried a podcast episode n think I may be a convert. It was good to be able to just get lost in the subject n I completely forgot about what I was doing until Jo Whiley told me it was time to stop

Bit annoyed that I forgot to stop the tracker I use for just the run until about halfway through the cool down walk but looking at my overall distance I don’t think I broke a PB 😂

Onwards to Week 9 and graduation! 😃🏃‍♀️

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DiscoRunnerGraduate

Fantastic! So close now. I should change my name as I haven’t run to Disco for weeks now - I find exactly that - getting lost in the podcast and the running takes care of itself!

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SeeJillRunGraduate in reply to DiscoRunner

I steered away from podcasts cos I do listen to them a lot n don’t often listen to music but I found there’s only certain music that works for me to run to n I’m bored of it all now lol. I chose a podcast I knew I’d like but hadn’t listened to before n it really helped 😁

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TailChaserGraduate in reply to SeeJillRun

Hi Jill! You seem to be a natural at this, you’re doing so well!!

I got told off by a friend for listening to music as it made me run too fast. Hasn’t really worked, I run just as fast to podcasts 😂

All the best for week 9 👍👍

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SeeJillRunGraduate in reply to TailChaser

Thanks TC 😊. I don’t run to the beat so I’ve never really found it to be a problem. I’m just bored of the music that I’ve been listening to n I thought a podcast might take my mind away from thinking about what I’m doing. It definitely works 😃

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RunRunRun13Graduate

Well done Jill ! Goodbye Week 8 and hello Week 9....so close now ! You should listen to my playlist would make you laugh with the amount of “cheesey” ones on it 🎧

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SeeJillRunGraduate in reply to RunRunRun13

Might give it a go though I’m not a big fan of cheesy lol. Cheese, however, is a different matter 😂 🧀

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RunRunRun13Graduate in reply to SeeJillRun

Love all kinds of cheese 🧀😂🎧

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SeeJillRunGraduate in reply to RunRunRun13

😂😂😂

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PianismGraduate

Wow, getting so close now... how exciting!

I think parkrun does a weekly timed podcast... haven't tried one yet though. Also, the runs on the Nike Run Club app are sort of like podcasts... a bit banal at times but with some nuggets of wisdom and motivation thrown in.

The other thing I've tried since graduation is podcasts where you run in time to the music (AudioFuel and the like do these). That worked quite well for me, I have to say, though I missed the odd uplifting moment where a favourite track would come on (I have a HUGE spotify playlist that I set to random so it's always a surprise what I'm going to get).

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SeeJillRunGraduate in reply to Pianism

Thanks for the tips! I listened to The Infinite Monkey Cage, I love a bit of science n have been meaning to try it for ages.

Once C25K is over, I’m also going to give the Zombie, Run app a try. I like the idea of a continuing story n I love a good zombie 🧟‍♀️

Might have a look at Audiofuel too, it’s good to have lots of different options 😊

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PianismGraduate in reply to SeeJillRun

Oooh, I'm going to look up Zombie. I love a bit of Monkey Cage too. :)

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SeeJillRunGraduate in reply to Pianism

Zombie, Run is an app, not a podcast. You can customise it to add chases (I guess like fartleks) too 😂😂

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PianismGraduate in reply to SeeJillRun

If there are chases, I'm afraid I'm sure to be zombie-fodder!

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SeeJillRunGraduate in reply to Pianism

Me too lol. You don’t have to switch them on though luckily, though I might just try them once for fun 😂

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ButtercupKidGraduate

Yay ! You go girl ! 🏅

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SeeJillRunGraduate in reply to ButtercupKid

Thanks! 😁

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