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Wk5 R2 - The naughty child

RunningMigster
RunningMigsterGraduate
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Ok, so I'm just going to say, I really have listened to you guys. I didnt change my route to make it a flatter run, I stayed with it and kept the hill. My nemesis.

This time though, I didnt make a fuss about it, I just took it steady and pretended it wasnt there. Just like a naughty child lol. I got through it just fine.

I'm really am encouraged that I did this run with no real issue (ok, in the first 60 seconds i thought this may become a practice run, but after being told I'd already done 4 minutes when I thought I'd only done 2, I soon got over that).

I even had a smile on my face today. Not when running obviously. But in that walk inbetween runs, ZZ Top and Legs started playing. The beat on that is a perfect walking beat. So did I smile as I walked to the beat?. Oh no, I didnt walk, I positively strutted πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†.

I know people dread the next run. The 20 minute non stop run. But I'm looking forward to challenge. I trust wholeheartedly in the program. Was a ready for it a week ago? No. But I wasnt supposed to be. But I am now!

Enjoy your weekend everybody

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oldest β€’ newest

That’s brilliant ! It’s true believe in the plan - it definitely works . Keep going .... πŸ‘πŸ’ͺ

RunningMigster
RunningMigsterGraduate in reply to DeterminedSilver

I cant stop now :-)

DeterminedSilver
DeterminedSilverGraduate in reply to RunningMigster

Great - you have the bug !

Smelliepoo
SmelliepooGraduate

They know what is what,

But they don't know what is what,

They just strut.!!

Well done migs, I know you are going to smash it and are going to love Wk5r3 too!

RunningMigster
RunningMigsterGraduate in reply to Smelliepoo

Haha! Must get that on my playlist too :-).

Strangely, I'm looking forward to the next run. What on earth is happening to me πŸ˜†πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜†

Smelliepoo
SmelliepooGraduate in reply to RunningMigster

I know the feeling! I never ever thought that I would actually enjoy all this! I thought I might suffer through and tick a box saying I have tried but it's not for me, but no! I actually like running! Feels so strange to say it!

RunningMigster
RunningMigsterGraduate in reply to Smelliepoo

I have to say, its all down to the program. If I did it on my own, I'd have no structure, no clear goals or means to achieve them.

I know I'm still learning and adjusting, but I have a clear plan of action now and a real sense of achievement at the end of every run 3. It makes the world of difference

Smelliepoo
SmelliepooGraduate in reply to RunningMigster

Yes, I would definately not be here if it wasn't for the programme, and this forum! I would have tried to run for longer and harder from the beginning and either injured myself or reinforced the idea that I couldnt do it because it was so hard and given up! Now I can run for 28 minutes non stop! I think my brain needs to catch up with my legs a bit, but I am getting there and I have a basic idea of what's next in running terms. Hurrah for the programme!!

RunningMigster
RunningMigsterGraduate in reply to Smelliepoo

3 cheers for the program and 3 cheers for us!

helenwheels
helenwheelsGraduate

Happy post and Happy running. Yes ready for W5R3 now :)

RunningMigster
RunningMigsterGraduate in reply to helenwheels

Cant believe I'm here. I perhaps looking forward to it lol. Feel like I've come a long way since Wk1 R1

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Well done you... gotta love those hills. I am off up one in a second, thick fog... a drizzling rain and a slow climb... perfect.

Your next run is amazing and just another run... slow and steady and enjoyable...you will be ready for it!

RunningMigster
RunningMigsterGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Yep, I think I'm happily going to take the advice and keep them. As for loving them...... maybe one day πŸ˜†

LeeU
LeeUGraduate

You are doing amazing, it won't be long before you're smiling while you're running! The main thing is to enjoy each run and just plod along, slow and steady.

Week 5 run 3 is purely in your head, trust the program and believe you can do it, take it slow and steady and you will do any of the runs that you have coming.

RunningMigster
RunningMigsterGraduate in reply to LeeU

My wife keeps telling me, its 50% body 50% mentality. She's absolutely right. I'm truly feeling ready for it.

Sadly Snowgdss is laid up with a really heavy cold. She's still contemplating getting out there but she's in no fit state for it.

LeeU
LeeUGraduate in reply to RunningMigster

I always find it's more like 80% mental and 20% physical, towards the end of a longer run I always find myself saying 'right that's it, you've done enough now' but my body is more than happy to carry one.

Don't get me wrong, I'm no super athlete, very far from it, I do enjoy running and always get the feeling my body will do more than my head believes it can.

With regards to colds and flu, if her airways are bunged up then I'd personally wait a little longer, better to be able to breathe properly. I hope she recovers quickly.

RunningMigster
RunningMigsterGraduate in reply to LeeU

Thank you. She's so frustrated as she wants to get on with it. Couple more days and I'm sure she'll be out there again

SteveWebbo
SteveWebboGraduate

Great stuff ! Reminder to self - must get some ZZ Top downloaded ! This running lark is getting me back into long forgotten music . Enjoy R3 .

RunningMigster
RunningMigsterGraduate in reply to SteveWebbo

Check my post Wk3 R1. It's got some real classics on there. I've with and without music and I much prefer with

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate

Excellent work for keeping going on the hill. Strutting will easily turn into running so that 20 minute will soon be in the bag.

RunningMigster
RunningMigsterGraduate in reply to Grannyhugs

If I manage to drag myself out of bed tomorrow morning (or more realistically, if i remember to set my alarm earlier, in 21 hours time, I'll be on my 5 minute walk down with 20 minutes running under my belt

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate in reply to RunningMigster

Go set that alarm now

RunningMigster
RunningMigsterGraduate in reply to Grannyhugs

Good idea!!

RunningMigster
RunningMigsterGraduate in reply to Grannyhugs

Bad nights sleep. I'll be running straight after work!

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate in reply to RunningMigster

Poor you, I missed my run yesterday after clocking only 3 Β½ hrs. Have a good day.

RunningMigster
RunningMigsterGraduate in reply to Grannyhugs

You too :-)

Womangolfer
WomangolferGraduate

Well done. I was dreading the jump to 20 minutes and it was definitely bloody mindedness that carried me through. However I then found that I prefer the runs without the walking as once you have your rhythm it carries you through. I have always included a hill and you do end up just running it if a little slower. At the moment with the roads being a little icy I prefer uphill to downhill! Good luck with week 5 run 3 you can do it.

RunningMigster
RunningMigsterGraduate in reply to Womangolfer

Thank you. I'm going to keep reminding myself, if i'm going faster than a walk, I'm doing it!

Must admit, as we head into winter, I am concerned about running in the ice and snow. I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate in reply to RunningMigster

Make sure that bridge has been gritted πŸ˜‰

Wenderwoo
WenderwooGraduate

Brilliant! I’m just imagining you strutting along to β€œLegs”, quite appropriate really. Good luck with R3, I’m sure you’ll smash it πŸ‘ŠπŸΌ

RunningMigster
RunningMigsterGraduate in reply to Wenderwoo

I hope so! Trying to prepare myself mentally for a hard slog. Might be snail like, but I'm determined to get the job done.

2flatfeet
2flatfeetGraduate

Brilliant! Well done you!πŸ‘

RunningMigster
RunningMigsterGraduate in reply to 2flatfeet

Thank you :-)

Hidden
Hidden

Hi w5r2 is next for me, thought of running 8mins is scary atm...!!

RunningMigster
RunningMigsterGraduate in reply to Hidden

I think you'll surprise yourself. Sounds scary, and the first couple of minutes is hard, but if you can push through that, slowly, it gets easier.

Hidden
Hidden in reply to RunningMigster

I'll know tomorrow!!

You’re attitude is brilliant!! I’m sooooo intimidated by the next two runs but hoping to take a lead outta your book 😊 xx

RunningMigster
RunningMigsterGraduate in reply to Misspiggy89

Thing is, I know I can walk for way, way longer than 20 minutes. And to complete wk5, all I need to do, is put one foot in front of the other, a little faster than if I was walking. I just need to keep telling myself to keep doing it.

You'll be absolutely fine. Just keep telling yourself, it's only a bit further, only a bit further.

DottyF
DottyFGraduate

It’s amazing how ready we are for the 20 without even knowing it have fun 😊

RunningMigster
RunningMigsterGraduate in reply to DottyF

I'll do my best. Thank you :-). We'll know in 10hrs time 😁

2Tired2Run
2Tired2RunGraduate

Well done and you strutt away πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘

RunningMigster
RunningMigsterGraduate in reply to 2Tired2Run

Cant stop me now :-)

Hay! Well done mate, you really are flying through this now (sorry, I'm a bit behind on my forum reading - and other things...) Keep it up and you'll be finished the course in no time.

I hope Snowgdss is recovering?

RunningMigster
RunningMigsterGraduate in reply to Alast

Welcome back! Hope you enjoyed your break.

Snowgdss is doing ok. She got hit hard with this cold and it got straight to her chest, so she's been taking it real easy. She's feeling a bit frustrated as she was doing so well with the program.

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