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What is your week August week 1

Hello runners:)

Here we are again another month gone and still so changeable with the weather ๐Ÿ˜€.

So many of us running now and doing the most amazing things... This is a great pace to share your thoughts and your running plans with each other:)

I am running three times a week now and slowly getting back to..errr... speed ( ha ha )!

The number of folk on the forum is still increasing... we can hardly keep track! It s 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.

healthunlockedcom/couchto5...

Oldfloss, Realfoodieclub & Roseabi x

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Week 8 started at the end of last week ๐Ÿ˜€

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So close now, well done, have a good week ๐Ÿ˜€. Rfc x

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Thanks

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Go Sola! Well done my lovely! So close to graduating now ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŽ“

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Thanks we are beginning to really enjoy the progression and already talking about what we will do once we graduate

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W5R2 just finished ๐Ÿ’ช

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Brilliant, you are doing well. Over half way now ๐Ÿ˜€. Rfc x

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That's great! Week 5 is a brilliant week!

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Just done W4R3 this morning so starting the dreaded W5 this week. Crumbs...

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Well done, you are ready for it donโ€™t worry, you will be fine. Rfc x

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Week 5 isn't as scary as you think it's going to be, you can do this. Slow and steady and you'll be fine!

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Wk9R1 done and was comfortable, R2 tomorrow morning and then the big one on Friday ๐Ÿ™‚ and a few glasses of el vino to celebrate (hopefully).

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Oh sooo close, have a great week. Rfc x

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Thanks Rfc... you too. I'm amazed i've made it this far ๐Ÿ™‚ .. it's testament that this program is some kind of magic!

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That's fab, well done! Glad you're enjoying the runs ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Thanks Fatgirlslim.. yep i'm loving running.. never thought i'd be typing that ๐Ÿ™‚

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W9R2 this morning. Bit disappointed as 5K (slow jog after 30 mins and walked up steepish hill for about 250mtrs) was 36.5mins. Consoled myself by saying you're nearly at 74 so that's ok - hmm

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You are doing great, each run is a day spent off the couch. Rfc x

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Don't be disappointed! I graduated in June and am just now working up to doing a 5K in 35 minutes, at least that's the goal... there's no room in C25K for disappointment, only being proud of yourself for your achievements. :)

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Thanks. Yep more positives than not. Hopefully tomorrows last C25K run will go as good as the previous.

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Hello RFC and all! Week 6 for me this week - excited and remembering lots of people seem to find this week hard after the thrill of W5R3 - so Iโ€™m focusing on slow and steady ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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Slow and steady, well done for getting to week 6, you will be fine. Rfc x

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Thank you Rfc, much appreciated x

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Slow and steady, indeed! W6R1 is tricky, but it will also show you how far you've come whilst preparing you for the slightly longer intervals.

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Just done it! It felt good - youโ€™re right, by the time we get here, weโ€™ve come so far ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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That's awesome! So glad you took it in your stride ๐Ÿ˜Š

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๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

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Graduated in November but havenโ€™t done much running this year.

Sadly life got in the way but Iโ€™m restarting again and trying to stick with this time.

Tonight will be W1R1

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Well done for getting back out there gain. Have a great week. Rfc x

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Thanks :)

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Well done for getting back out again after a break. It's not easy doing that!

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Thanks :) trying to stick with it.

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You'll do it! Just remember why you wanted to start again and you'll be fine.

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Starting week 4 tomorrow!

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Good luck, have a great week. Rfc x

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Enjoy week 4!

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Spending August working on keeping to 30 min runs 3 times a week, but seeing if my pace or the distance improves (it already has a little), but also not putting any pressure if it doesn't. So first run I did my fastest first km yet, and today I did a very slow run but a new and hillier route. Still getting used to it.

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Sounds like a plan, billers runs will be helping you work on your pace, have a great week. Rfc x

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W2R1 loving it. Walked home in a very heavy shower it was very refreshing

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Well done on getting through your first week and starting your second. Rfc x

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Summer rain is lovely to run in, or to walk back in!

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Started with W3R1 and today it will be W3R2. I have been listening to music for W4R1 ..it is awesome.... music is one thing that keeps me going till end of the session..

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I love my music while I run. Happy running. Rfc x

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Music helps me too, got to have it!

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Yup...:) U graduated too... are u doing it again. I'm doing it so that I can get on to 10k and finally HM and M by next year

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Those are great targets! I've got a 10k in November that I'm building up to. So I'm trying to do 1 long run and 2 shorter ones a week. I say 'trying' because with the school holidays everything is out of the window!

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Same here ... school here will open on 13th and that's when I can target more. What do u do on alternate days ...off run days. I normally walk or do yoga Sun Salutations.

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We walk every day but not always very far! Monday's term time I do an awesome yoga class. But mainly the rest days I am just busy with normal life stuff which doesn't leave much time for anything else.

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Yeah that's true.

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W1R1 completed tonight - feeling motivated!

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Brilliant , well done on getting out the door, that is the hardest part and you have done it now ๐Ÿ˜€, Rfc x

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Yes definitely feels that way. Found somewhere I feel comfortable running too which has always been a big issue for me.

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Well done for getting out there! That first run is definitely the hardest I promise.

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Thank you! Canโ€™t wait for Wednesday to run again - what has happened to me!!

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It gets worse (better?)!

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Time to step up the training... graduated about two weeks ago and have been consolidating, and just had notification that my late entry to the Spitfire 10k has been accepted!! Just under 4 weeks to go!

I will not break any records....but, Iโ€™ve got this!!๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช

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What distance are you at now? 5 - 10 km in four weeks is pushing it a bit, I would think about some walk intervals if you are at 5km now, exciting times ๐Ÿ˜€ Take care. Rfc x

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Yep...there be will walk intervals ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Week1 Run1 this morning ๐Ÿ˜ฎ. Nearly gave up half way round but so proud I did it and have made a start. Now to keep going!

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Woohoo Another new beginner this week, it really is the hardest run and you did it, well done. Rfc x

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Well done MummyTum! Like RFC says that is the hardest run!

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Just ran W6R1 today - a bit odd after running 20mins non-stop on Sunday. I think Iโ€™m a bit addicted to it now! Wanna run everyday - but I donโ€™t. My motivation for running was to get me out of the prediabetic range (had GD with my last baby) and kick start weightloss and just aim to healthier as I head to my 40s. I even booked my blood test in for 1st week of September so hopefully with changes to my diet too Iโ€™ll no longer be prediabetic!!

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That run is a strange one, people react differently to it. ๐Ÿ˜€, good luck on you diabetic test in September, the muscles you are building will help with your levels. Rfc x

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Hello! Completed W7R3 this morning xx

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Well done, you are getting close, exciting times Rfc x

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Week 8. Run 3 to do (hopefully today) then onwards to week 9. Bring it on!!

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Good luck, have a great week. Rfc x

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Week 8 run 2 tomorrow morning, cannot wait to get out there....didnโ€™t know iโ€™d love running!?! Whatโ€™s happening!

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Sounds like you have the bug, brilliant news, happy running ๐Ÿ˜€. Rfc x

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