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Week 8 Run 2 a tough one

Blueskyabove
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Had put it off all day but went late afternoon. I had nothing left in the tank but finished it! Only found a good pace around 15 minutes in and then lost it again. Why is that?

Can’t say it was my best run but I guess there are good runs and not such good runs.

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Target321
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I put w8r1 off yesterday untill today started a little slower than normal then picked it up mid point and finished well keep going only 4 more runs you've got this👍

Blueskyabove
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in reply to Target321

Thanks for your encouragement. Needed to hear that. 😀. Good luck with your runs!!! We’re almost there 🎉

Shwood
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Well done and yes I am the same, some good runs so up and down however overall I am loving the programme. 😁👍

Well done, the beginning links in to the toxic 10 and yes some runs are awesome and other runs are tough

Blueskyabove
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in reply to WillowandSola

Yes. Was toxic and I never got the pace back. By the end I was counting down the time. It seemed forever!

Yorki_Girl
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in reply to WillowandSola

Am new here what’s the Toxic 10 please?

WillowandSola
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in reply to Yorki_Girl

The first ten minutes of a run you are asking your body to do more but it takes a while for the extra oxygen you are breathing in to get to your muscles so it can feel like hard work to run, you would get a better explanation from google but that’s basically it

Blueskyabove
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in reply to WillowandSola

Realised how little water I drank today so guess that won’t have helped.

WillowandSola
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in reply to Blueskyabove

That can do it! but sometimes there’s no reason, we struggled a bit near the end of the programme but really started to enjoy it once we’d graduated

Blueskyabove
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in reply to WillowandSola

Thanks for your support. It feels odd to be close to the end of the programme!

Roxdog
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Well done! I remember having a couple of runs towards the end of the programme like that. Toxic ten! I found warm up exercises before heading out helped a lot! Good luck

Blueskyabove
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in reply to Roxdog

Thanks and need to do more warm up plus hydrate. Reckon I was a bit dehydrated. Bit proud of myself for not giving up!!

Roxdog
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in reply to Blueskyabove

Yep, it makes you tough!

Well done for completing it! I found the last 2 runs of week 8 particularly tough. Gave myself an extra day off before starting week 9 and enjoyed my run today. Maybe you just need an extra rest day...

Good luck with Run 3

Blueskyabove
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in reply to Workingathome

Yes. Think I will give it an extra day. Good idea!! Good luck with your final runs. Enjoy them!!!

Workingathome
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in reply to Blueskyabove

👍 and thanks 😊

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