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What is Your Week? July... Week 4...Come and join us!

Oldfloss profile image

Hello runners:)

Well...another week gone...! July is simply whizzing by! We have had some warm weather and more to come this week....

I am running again three times a week and although still taking it slowly, feeling much more Floss-like:)

The number of folk on the forum increases daily...( the numbers are truly frightening), and although it is tricky to keep up with everyone's progress... 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.

I apologise if I miss posts or replies, as there really are a lot of us!

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 the new Quest on here too...please do take a look and join in!

One of the best things about this weekly chat is that you can talk to each other, support and encourage each other and find folk on the same week or run as you.

So, please do come and join the fun...slip off your running shoes, and just let us know how it is going :)

Please do, also, take extra care when running in the heat...and maybe check out the post on hydration.


Oldfloss x

12 Replies
Skeg profile image

Hi Oldfloss. Good news on you getting back on track. Phew W7R1 done! I found W6R3 the most challenging with a sharp drop in confidence. Today W7R1 went ok with a bit over to run 2 mins longer. My confidence is back so reckon I can complete the course if I'm just sensible 🙂

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OldflossAdministrator in reply to Skeg

Very well done you... take it gently as you move on...Just relax into the longer runs and let the legs find their happy pace:)

Buddy34 profile image

Great you're back running 3x per week you must be so pleased . Today I ran for 3.5 miles my longest yet and I've been mixing up my runs as you said to keep it interesting, so thanks 😊😊

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OldflossAdministrator in reply to Buddy34

Huge well done you.... as we move on this running gets more exciting:)

July week 4 is also my week 4 and I took the advice I read on here and for the first time I haven't peeked ahead to what this week's runs entail so feeling a bit dubious but on the other hand I know I can run 3 mins now so hopefully it's not a huge leap from that! 🤣

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OldflossAdministrator in reply to ChoosingHappy

Just take it gently, trust the plan and have confidence in yourself.... :)

CookieM profile image

Great that you are back running!

I completed week 9 this morning! So am officially a graduate again!

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OldflossAdministrator in reply to CookieM

Huge congratulations!!

Hi, I’m on week 7, just completed the first run yesterday. It wasn’t easy but I think it was due to running too fast at the beginning. I had 4 ‘proper’ runners pass by me ( normally only see dog walkers) and that spurred me on to run faster. I’ll try and steady my pace on my next run day.

I was hoping to run tomorrow but the temperature is going to be 34 and then 37 😱on Thursday. May have to set my alarm for an early morning run.

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OldflossAdministrator in reply to KatieL65

You are a runner.. never doubt it.... try to relax into your run and let the legs find their own happy pace....Don't think about other folk running... you do what is comfortable for you:)

Pinkypimkie profile image

I'm stuck with week8... First run I didnt run for 28 minutes because of the heat, but yesterday I repeated and I managed to run 28 minutes! Roll on w8r2! 😀

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OldflossAdministrator in reply to Pinkypimkie

Very well done you...keep it steady. The longer runs are perfect for relaxing into and letting the new running legs begin to find their own happy pace.

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