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I am a runner! W6 R3 complete!

mog7
mog7Graduate

So, after a shaky start, I've completed week 6 today!

The 25 min run was going to be the longest time I'd ever run non-stop, so I didn't want to try to be over-ambitious today - I'd planned a route in my head that was nice and flat...and completely forgot about the massive hill right in the middle of my planned route! Numpty! It's not steep, but it goes on forever...but I embraced my inner snail (ew..slimy :D), and slowly but surely, I reached the top!

It was a beautiful morning, I had some of my favourite tunes playing through my headphones, and there was a large chunk of the run where I was actually smiling and thoroughly enjoying the running. It felt so good!

Really looking forward to consolidating this 25 minute run time in week 7 before moving on to the next level!

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UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Great running. I swear that they put hills in our planned flat routes overnight! Enjoy that week 7, you got this.

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Hi UNM, remember last week you told me to enjoy my attempt at graduually increase my distance to 10K, yesterday I ran that 8K which you told me to enjoy, which I did, next Wednesday will be 9K, however, my original plan was to run a 10K on Saturday 31st August, however, with advice from among others including Dexy5, I will run that 10K the following Wednesday as running a 9 and 10K on the same week is risking injury, I do take the excellent advice here from more experienced runners seriously.

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to AlMorr

Congratulations on the big 5 miler! That’s a milestone and a half. I only ever do one long run in a series of 6, thus about every week and a half, so yeah very sensible not to go 9 and 10 in the same week. Of course on my HM plan some of the short runs get pretty long... one is described as a “9.75 mile recovery run” still seems like a paradox to me 🤣

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

I suppose 9.75 miles is short compared to the full 13 miles of a half marathon which you are training for, just take all those training sessions slow and steady. 😊 🏃

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

Congratulations on completing run 3 of week 6, you are now OFFICIALLY a RUNNER, onwards and upwards to 7 which are all 3/25 minute runs 🏃 😊.

Well done! This is my next run! You've inspired me! Thank you!

mog7
mog7Graduate in reply to JaynePri

Thank you! Really glad to have inspired you. Good luck on your run - you've got this!

oneatatime
oneatatime in reply to JaynePri

This is my next run too! Inspired me also! Thank you

mog7
mog7Graduate in reply to oneatatime

Hope you have a good run! :)

oneatatime
oneatatime in reply to mog7

Completed this morning 👏🏼

mog7
mog7Graduate in reply to oneatatime

Congratulations! :)

Dalmorangie
DalmorangieGraduate

Sounds good, well done and just seeing your avatar, plenty of parkruns in Yorkshire once you’ve graduated 👍👍

mog7
mog7Graduate in reply to Dalmorangie

Yes, I was amazed to see how many there are in my local area. Really looking forward to taking part once I've graduated! :)

Dalmorangie
DalmorangieGraduate in reply to mog7

I’m doing Ponte racecourse this Saturday having just graduated from C25K today

mog7
mog7Graduate in reply to Dalmorangie

Brilliant! Hope you enjoy your run!

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