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Can’t believe after a month I can now run for 8 minutes!! 😁 A bit daunted about the huge leap to run 3 though, 20 minutes! 😱 I will maybe will have to think of a flatter route. Even a gentle uphill is still a bit of a struggle, love downhill though... πŸ˜‚

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Buddy34 profile image

Well done you. All the runs you've done up until now have prepared you for the next run just go slow and make sure you're well hydrated 7 days a week 😊😊

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Sonia52Graduate in reply to Buddy34

Yes I am drinking quite a lot of water during the week now which really does help. And definitely slower than when I first started.. πŸ˜‚ Its more strength with going up hill. Wonder if any other tips.

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Buddy34Graduate in reply to Sonia52

When running uphill go slow and try a keep upright it will make you a stronger runner 😊

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Yes, that was what I did this morning. Sat on the toilet with Footpath and mapped out a 3km route with no hills. Still totally knackered at the end though. πŸ˜‚

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Sonia52Graduate in reply to Hidden

Today was about 3.7k. Good thing about the same hilly route is knowing if i can make it to the top of the slope there is a easy run down... πŸ˜‚ Not really hills on my route, just slight gradients that make it more interesting... But yes when the distance starts gets further i need to plan a better one. Today i had to start later due to the cut through the private golf course is also a school route.

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Well done, and don’t be worried! Everything so far has prepared you for where you are now, so you can do it. I must admit I avoid hills like the plague πŸ™ˆπŸ˜³πŸ˜‚

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Sonia52Graduate in reply to Jazzyrunner

Theres a charity 5k park run 3 October which a runner friend thinks I should do. Good thing it is totally flat πŸ˜‚

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JazzyrunnerGraduate in reply to Sonia52

Sounds perfect πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ˜

IannodaTruffe profile image

Well done.

You didn't run for eight minutes............you ran for sixteen minutes and brisk walked for five.........there is no step up.

It is all explained in here healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

You can do this.

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Sonia52Graduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

True. It will actually be 1 minute less on my next one 😊

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