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FleetwoodShuttleGraduate

Feel a bit downhearted today.... I attempted to run for 25 minute but ended up walking for about 1 minute of it (2 30 second intervals) because I was finding the wind so hard to deal with.

So I don’t really feel like I’ve done the run properly.

Decided to change where I run to somewhere more sheltered until the weather dies down!

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IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Well done, you got out there.

Not only the weather but everything going on in our lives can impact on our performance as a runner.

Restedness, hydration and nutrition are at the top of my list of variables that need to be optimised to enable enjoyable running.

Have a rest day, prepare well and go and crack it.

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PowerhoopfanGraduate

Don’t feel disheartened, you ran for 24 minutes so that’s ace, two 30 sec pauses are nothing

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AlMorrGraduate

Don't be too disheartened, you got out there and ran, you can repeat any runs or week's if you wish to, have two days rest, drink plenty of water the day before you run, run 2 of week 7 again and run it a little slower than you did today, hopefully the wind won't be so strong

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FleetwoodShuttleGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Thanks all.

I plan to run again on Friday.

Don’t think I’ll repeat the run as it was only 1 minute of walking.

I guess it’s always going to feel negative if you have to stop running.

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to FleetwoodShuttle

Run 3 of week 7 is the 4th 25 minute run, I am sure you will be able to run it without 2/30 second interval walks.

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FleetwoodShuttleGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Yes that’s true!

I keep forgetting how far I’ve come.

Hopefully in a couple of weeks I’ll be able to call myself a “runner”!!

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to FleetwoodShuttle

You ARE a RUNNER, when you ran the first of those 4/25 minute runs which was run 3 of week 6, your coach at the end of the run told you that you are now OFFICIALLY a RUNNER 🏃🏾 👍.

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FleetwoodShuttleGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Oh yes? I do remember that 😊

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CouchphoenixGraduate

Try not to feel downhearted, I did my first 20 min today and walked after 15 mins, for about a minute before resuming my run, but you’ve got to focus on how far you’ve come. I’m re-doing week 5 to increase my stamina.

Don’t be downhearted. I totally get how you feel. I really really struggled with the weather today so don’t be hard on yourself. Different weather, different outcome most likely.

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FleetwoodShuttleGraduate in reply to helenjjohnson

I don’t think the weather is going to improve any time soon!

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RoxdogGraduate

Oh some runs can be like that. Remember you're on the longer runs now, so the odd run can feel like a struggle. It happens. Don't worry you'll be fine!

Yes, strangely my first 2 25 minute runs were the best ones!

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nauticalroseGraduate

U ran for 24 mins that's amazing!!!

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FleetwoodShuttleGraduate in reply to nauticalrose

Ah thanks Nautical 😊

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zokkiGraduate

Don’t be too hard on yourself. You did amazing to run with crazy weather.

Some days are just more difficult like life is.

You did great 🙌🏻

I’m in awe, it may not have been perfect’, but you did it. Go you!!!!!!!

Thanks all

Just ran W7R3 WITHOUT stopping!!

I ran in a much more sheltered area, loads better out of the wind for me.

Now it’s time for breakfast ❤️

I struggled week 7 Fleetwoodshuffle it is all in the mind from here on in. You know your body can do it just have to keep telling yourself this. You can do it👍👍

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FleetwoodShuttleGraduate in reply to Pj61andgone

Yes I think you’re absolutely right about the mental aspect of running.

I just try and think of anything when I’m running EXCEPT my running 😀

Next run is Monday - 28 minutes 😬

I really struggled week 7. But found my self motivation returned week 8. Which I completed this morning (wet & windy) you can do it the extra 3 minutes is not a lot 👍👍

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FleetwoodShuttleGraduate in reply to Pj61andgone

Well done for completing Week 8 👍🏃‍♀️

Motivation plays such a big part too.

I’m having a very lazy day now.....

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