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Week 6 Run 1 - blood and sweat!

Murielbez
MurielbezGraduate
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Hello,

As promised I am reporting on the Run1 of week 6 which seems to be a faux-ami after the 20' of week 5.

Well I don't know if it's because today was my first day back to work (I was on a sabbatical the past 5 weeks) and so was a little tired and had to do the run in the evening but it was really hard. the 8' in the middle, I thought it would be never end.

I kept going because I did not want to have to do the run again but it was bloody hard!!

Next run on Wednesday and a little anxious about it to be honest! I feel that it got harder and I took a step back. We shall see :)

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wobbles_when_runs

Thanks for the heads up, I will be doing this run on Wednesday and have been advised not to let it catch me out. Well done for completing

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Murielbez
MurielbezGraduate
in reply to wobbles_when_runs

Thank you and good luck 😉

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Jazzyrunner
JazzyrunnerGraduate

Well done! I’ve seen so many people struggle with this one so fantastic to have got through 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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sTrongFuse
sTrongFuseGraduate

We all have wobbles and the return to intervals can be tricky. The good thing is, you only have one more interval run to do and then you just start building time until the end of the plan.

Take it easy, maybe take it a little bit slower, but you can do it. If anything, I actually found R2 of week 6 easier than R1 (possibly because R1 gave me a kick up the backside and reminded me not to get complacent).

Go do it, you'll be fine.

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KazzyB62
KazzyB62Graduate

I found the exact same thing. I’ve done W6 R2 this morning and it was much easier! Looking forward to run 3 on Friday. Keep going - you’ve got this!

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Murielbez
MurielbezGraduate
in reply to KazzyB62

Run two tomorrow night after work!

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Ricochet1
Ricochet1Graduate

Thanks for the honesty, respect! Loved week5, doing week6 again, don't know what's happened but body says no! Will just keep doing it til I can!

Good luck with the rest x

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Murielbez
MurielbezGraduate
in reply to Ricochet1

it's strange isn't it!

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Seaside22
Seaside22Graduate

Yes, w6r1 seems to be telling us we’re not Mo Farah quite yet, which is a bit of a let down after the excitement of actually running 20 mins in the previous run. Liked your “faux-ami”!

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Murielbez
MurielbezGraduate
in reply to Seaside22

:D

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Tiggysalledgedowner

I think so much of it is in your head. I’m now on w7 and loving it. Jo Whiley says to try and turn your mind set from ‘I hate running’ to something more positive, even ‘I love running’ and rather strangely I’ve found my body really likes running. The brain still hates it, but our bodies were built to run, if our ancestors were faced with a sabre tooth tiger, hitting change channels on the remote wasn’t a viable option. You like everyone else, to quote his Bruceness, were born to run.

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Murielbez
MurielbezGraduate

The negative thoughts are something I have to work on although I feel quite amazing after the run!

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TeeBedders
TeeBeddersGraduate

Firstly - fantastic on completing your run!!! Secondly - I could have written this post!! I found the 8 mins in the middle endless too and forced myself through so I wouldn’t have to repeat it 😬

You did it though! Lots of people saying run two will be better. Go smash it! 💪🏻

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Murielbez
MurielbezGraduate
in reply to TeeBedders

Hah! Glad I am not the only one feeling this way. I just didn't want to have to do it again. Good luck with the second run!

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grahamrupertrules

No I think you made progress

Well done

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