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Strava and Week 4 first run

Peggy63
Peggy63Graduate

After struggling with 3 minutes in week 3 I thought 5 minutes seemed impossible.. but actually it was ok today..

The pace analysis on Strava showed each successive run last week a fraction of a second quicker than the previous one. It wasn’t intentional, as I’m trying to go very slowly, so presumably that means I’m improving imperceptibly with each session.. very happy with that..😊

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pippkins
pippkinsGraduate

Nice one!

It's always encouraging to see an improvement in your stats data, but I would still hold-off from paying too much attention to them until graduation, just concentrate on getting through the session at a comfortable pace :)

Peggy63
Peggy63Graduate in reply to pippkins

Thanks pippkins.. I will definitely take that advice.. I’m so surprised and pleased with each session I get through that I won’t risk anything that doesn’t feel comfortable.. my average pace is barely above my walking speed. In the current situation though, it’s good to have a challenge. It’s a personality thing I think.. I’m not competitive apart from with myself.. I know my limitations, but I want to be the best I can be..😊

pippkins
pippkinsGraduate in reply to Peggy63

If you are surprised at each session, just wait until week5! It will certainly challenge you (mentally if not physically) but you will amaze yourself :)

Slow and steady is good! Keep going! :)

Peggy63
Peggy63Graduate in reply to pippkins

Thank you... something to look forward to then..😬🤞😊

Fionamags
FionamagsGraduate in reply to Peggy63

You're going great Peggy. Looking forward to seeing you progress each week!

Peggy63
Peggy63Graduate in reply to Fionamags

Thank you!

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