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So I am up to W7 R1. Found it a bit harder than normal and actually thought it might end up being a β€˜practice run’ 😜 but I managed to slow right down and get through that initial 10 minutes, which is always the hardest part for me. Reading through posts tonight has been so helpful.......I definitely need to drink more and actually do the strength and flex (as opposed to just downloading the podcasts πŸ™ˆπŸ€£πŸ€£)

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Well done on the run. And although it is good to download podcasts in preparation it is kind of essential to then press play, good luck, you'll benefit from doing the exercises.

Candy46 in reply to Grannyhugs

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£ Note to self β€˜press play’ πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜˜


πŸ‘πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ you are really thinking like a runner!! Good run. Well done!!!

Candy46 in reply to Annieapple

Thank you, that is a really helpful thing for me to hear ❀️ Cx


Excellent job. The strength & flex exercises definitely help and I know what you mean about that horrible first 10 minutes, once that’s over you can do anything! πŸ‘


You did the best thing possible by slowing down so not to stop . Determination is a great thing to have . Well done you 😊

Candy46 in reply to Buddy34

Thank you....messages like this are so supportive and much appreciated. 😍 Cx

We all say slow down and drink more water and we were all once people who ran too fast got puffed out too much and had heavy legs from not drinking enough, you are doing great, be proud

Love this.....thank you! 😍 Cx


Well done!

I finished my W7 runs and apart from the initial email 10 mins what I find more challenging is sometimes the boredom. My mind keeps reminding me of the remaining mins which goes against my good spirits. I do my runs in a park and don't want to play music to be environment aware

Sook2Graduate in reply to towardsfitness

You can always run with one headphone out

GoGo_JoJoModerator in reply to towardsfitness

Or check out bone conducting earphones, they don't need to be top of the range, they don't cover or go in your ears so provided you don't have the volume too loud you still hear everything around you. I use them as I need to hear traffic on country lanes, and I like to hear the birds and the wind in the trees but the music acts like a distraction for the rest of my mind πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

GranspeedGraduate in reply to towardsfitness

I do a sort of sensory inventory as I go - look near, look far, listen all around, smell the breezes (this one’s better in the spring!), feel your finger tips, etc. Surprising how distracting it can be. 😊


Well done on getting out there and yeah I am a bit of a Lizard myself and if I don't hydrate properly the run is always harder. Keep Hydrated and keep going your almost there now. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ


Well done you πŸŽ‰

You know what you need to do next, get to it fellow runner πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ


You must be proud tho what you have done πŸ‘I am on wk5 3 tomoz I don’t normally look to see what each day brings but I have just looked for tomorrow 😫omg 20 min run god help me πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ!

GranspeedGraduate in reply to Vicky_corsa

You can do it! The plan has prepared you. Just don’t rush! Slow is good 🐒. It’s still only half an hour of brisk exercise, just a different distribution of the run/walk pattern. πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

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