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Week 9 Run 2 done. 2nd run outside

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Woohoo. Another 30 min run done. I decided to take it outside and off the treadmill and ran on a disused railway line. This meant that the first 15 mins was slowly uphill (total of 37m elevation gain) which is a bit of a shock after a treadmill. Finished my legs off πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Only managed 3.2km in the 30 mins so nowhere near Park run distance yet but I'm happy with that. I can't believe the change in mindset this programme makes. I was actually thinking ONLY 5 minutes to go, I've got this. Only a few weeks ago I couldn't even run for 5 mins in 1 go.

One run to graduation. So close....

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Exciting!! You can taste victory! Well done todayπŸ‘βœ…


Well done! Only one to go! (And you could add an incline to the treadmill for some of the run to help with your ongoing training...)

Cath400Graduate in reply to Tulipcat

I have just started to do that a couple of weeks ago when someone advised me so hopefully it all helps. Wish I had known about it before though as I would have done it from the start

TulipcatGraduate in reply to Cath400

Well mixing it up a bit is good so it’s probably done no harm not to do it till you’re confident.


Well done - how exciting to have just one more run to go. Will you do that outdoors too?

Cath400Graduate in reply to Seaside22

Probably on treadmill as go to gym twice a week before work so will be there ready at 6.15 on Monday morning. Am hoping to do treadmill runs twice a week before work and one outdoor run a week as well on my day off


Well done you. Did you enjoy running outside as opposed to the treadmill? 😊😊

Cath400Graduate in reply to Buddy34

I did even though it was raining. Its much harder and really had to make myself slow down but I am lucky to live in a beautiful area (edge of Peak District) so lots of nice places to run locally - ran along the Monsal trail today. Treadmill running works for me as I go to the gym before work (don't want to road run 6.00 in the morning on these dark mornings) but moving forward I am hoping to do both and include one outside run a week on my day off


Fantastic! Well done, yes, that's the key, get into the mindset and suddenly it's all very achievable. That's the beauty of the programme, it gently and gradually shows you what really is possible! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

Cath400Graduate in reply to GoGo_JoJo

I would honestly never believe it as didn't ever consider I could distance run (always been more of a sprinter). If I can do it anyone can

GoGo_JoJoModerator in reply to Cath400

I never thought I could run at all, yet the programme showed me very differently πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜


Great job and well done with the transition to the great outdoors. Enjoy that graduation run.


Oh wow, you’re so close now! Brilliant, well done, cheering you on πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Well done Cath400! Graduation is on the horizon :)


Well done Cath400. Uphill is tough so you should take a bow. I avoid hills whenever humanly possible. One run to GRADUATION! :)

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