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First freedom run after C25K completion

Hideaway3
Hideaway3Graduate

Hi

Ran yesterday for 20 mins with no Laura / no strava and no music , simply for pleasure

Did not go as well as when Laura was talking and music playing oddly enough! Not sure why but ended quicker than 5 K

Going to wear headphones again and use Strava to hopefully help , looks like I need targets and music to help distract me and prolong my runs

H3

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SandraY1
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Well done 👍

Hideaway3
Hideaway3Graduate in reply to SandraY1

Not really , struggled and only 20 mins going backwards 😟

SandraY1
SandraY1Graduate in reply to Hideaway3

Each run adds to making your Runner’s legs. I am still using C25K app W9 runs for the prompts as consolidation runs.

Hideaway3
Hideaway3Graduate in reply to SandraY1

I thought about that and hoped I could just run 5 k or 30 mins for pleasure and be free of aids ! I will do W9 again and again

Thanks SandraY1

Couchphoenix
CouchphoenixGraduate in reply to Hideaway3

You could always repeat week 9, but change your trainer, I’ve just been dabbling with the app and it’s fine to do that.....just a thought

Hideaway3
Hideaway3Graduate in reply to Couchphoenix

Great idea thanks ! Couch phoenixe1

Hideaway3
Hideaway3Graduate in reply to Couchphoenix

Hi Couchphoenix 1

Can you help ?

How do I change from Laura to another trainer ?

H3

Foxglove2
Foxglove2Graduate

Try different things: using a coach, or listening to music, or to a podcast, or focussing on what you see as you run.

Hideaway3
Hideaway3Graduate in reply to Foxglove2

Thanks foxglove 2

AlysP
AlysPGraduate

Try the nike run club app guided runs H3!! They are great and I bet you will like them😀 I did the 22 minute one this morning ( their ‘run 2’) and it was brilliant!! Just been told I should be consolidating at 30/35 though so will do one of their 30 minute ones next.

Hideaway3
Hideaway3Graduate in reply to AlysP

Thanks I will AlySP!

Appreciated

Fabulous450
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Great H3! I normally do guided runs. You can still do that with music as it fades out in the guided bits. Since graduation, I’ve always used the Nike Run Club App, though lots of fellow runners use Strava. You’ll find what suits! Happy running! ❤️

Hideaway3
Hideaway3Graduate in reply to Fabulous450

Thanks fab , why do you like the Nike run club app option ?

H3

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Hideaway3

Hi H3, I tried one other App when I first finished the C25K programme, but I can’t remember the name. The NRC one had so many options and I found the guided runs were the perfect transition from running with the C25K App. I think the names & details of the run, really set you up nicely to run as you please. There’s even a ‘Don’t Wanna Run’ run!! I’ve done that one too! 😂❤️

AlysP
AlysPGraduate in reply to Fabulous450

Hi Fab450 I agree- love the name of the ‘don’t wanna run, run’ one!!’Will deffo be trying that. Doing one of their 30 minute guided runs tomorrow. Loved the first one I did. I think they are like Laura from c25k on steroids 😂😂😂Whatever, they make me 😃

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate in reply to AlysP

😂! You should have lots of fun!! I know I certainly have. Have you seen that you can build a scheduled plan to suit yourself too?

It’s a great substitute for Laura!! Enjoy!!😁❤️

AlysP
AlysPGraduate in reply to Fabulous450

I just found that!! Thanks!! It’s such a cool app. Literally can’t wait till tomorrow to do the next nike club one- still at the excited beginners stage you see!!! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️thank you again😀

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate in reply to AlysP

Oh it’s been nearly 2 years since I graduated and I’m still excited by the App!! 😂😂!! You’ve got lots more fun to come!! 🙌🏽🙌🏽💥❤️

Hideaway3
Hideaway3Graduate

Thanks fabulous 450

Speedy60
Speedy60Graduate

I use NRC for some runs, not all the time. I like using it for slow runs and for intervals.

You could set yourself a challenge, like a hill, or have a go at a new route. Don't forget, you don't have to run for 30 minutes now. You can choose shorter or longer runs.

Hideaway3
Hideaway3Graduate in reply to Speedy60

Hi Speedy 60

Thanks for the tips !

Wish I was speedy 😂

Numerous runners have mentioned Nike RC must be good !!

H3

Speedy60
Speedy60Graduate in reply to Hideaway3

Bit of a misnomer - I'm not speedy at all. I can plod on for quite a while though, which interests me more than speed.

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