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Week 8 run 2 done πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

Cockneymick profile image
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I completed this run without stopping but was glad when it finished. Run 1 wk 8 wasn't as difficult for me.

I did my run at about 6pm shortly after returning from a two hour walk in the forest. I also wore a different pair of trainers (which are heavier than my usual ones). Not sure if either of those or combination were to blame or if it was just my state of mind!?

However still feeling really positive as ran for 28 minutesπŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ. I hope you are all well. I'm looking forward to run 3, will revert to my lucky trainers πŸ˜πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘

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You finished it!....well done. I've got my final run I'd WK 8 tomorrow morning...looking forward to it ...I can't believe how far I can cover in 28 mins...πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈjust so glad I started C25K.πŸ€

Brunsamarathon profile image

Fantastic another one under your belt.

Well done. I'm doing this one in the morning.

Don't forget the lucky trainers for your next run lol πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ˜Š

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CockneymickGraduate in reply to Brunsamarathon

Good luck for tomorrow morning, I'm sure you'll smash it.

Will definitely return to my lucky trainers on Thursday! πŸ€πŸ‘ŸπŸ˜‰πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘

AlMorr profile image

Congratulations on completing run 2 of week 8, however, correct me and I apologise if I am wrong, did you not run run 1 of week 8 yesterday?, if you did that is risking injury by running on consecutive days, anyway, after one day off running its onwards and upwards to run 3 of week 8, not long now until you graduate.

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CockneymickGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Hi Al no I definitely did run 1 week 8 on Sunday. Thank you for your encouragement. The finish line is in sight! My goal when I started out was to exercise regularly and I've already achieved that πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

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AlMorrAmbassador in reply to Cockneymick

πŸ‘ πŸƒπŸΎ

JeanneMary profile image

Hi! I did R1W8 today - hooray! Having failed to complete R3W7 twice, I decided to move on and slow down and it worked a treat. I think I was getting over confident and going too fast. I also remember that my first run in new trainers was difficult a few weeks back, so I think a change of footwear definitely affects your running too. Well done though! We can do this!

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CockneymickGraduate in reply to JeanneMary

Hey that's fantastic good for you, well done, roll on week 9 for us, we're almost there πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘

Birdlady64 profile image

Well done! Despite the curse of new trainers πŸ‘ŸπŸ˜±

I am trying to avoid anything out of the norm until post graduation including change of my "lucky"sox.

This run for me tomorrow. wish me luck - hopefully I won't need it

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CockneymickGraduate in reply to Birdlady64

Thank you! I didn't realise that the curse of the new trainers was so widespread! Important thing is I finished.

You'll be fine today, your previous hard work has prepared you.


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Birdlady64Graduate in reply to Cockneymick

Yep did it a couple of hours ago in the rain and mud. Weirdly I actually enjoyed it and it went better than run 1 for me.

I need to wash my lucky sox now 🧦 πŸ˜€

Bloomsbury22 profile image

Really well done!

Kumearn profile image

Well done. I did this run yesterday too. I didn't have any new trainers or go for a two hour walk but I found this much more difficult than W8R1 too. Not sure why but atv least we made it. I have two days off before my first run of the week and maybe that is why it always seems easier. Just think, this time next week, we will be looking forward to graduating πŸ˜€

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SamBellGraduate in reply to Kumearn

I found this run really hard too. It’s odd how they go. But you did it and that is really the only important thing! Well done!

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CockneymickGraduate in reply to Kumearn

Thank you very much and well done youπŸ‘ Yes graduation looms for us I'll have my gown waitingπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Gannet1 profile image

Well done, you did it though despite feeling the difference! πŸ‘πŸ˜ŠI feel like a few of the others (and the Daleks come to think of it!).... Lucky socks, lucky tops, lucky leggings - Must not deviate! πŸ˜„ Load of nonsense obviously, but whatever works for now! πŸ˜ŠπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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CockneymickGraduate in reply to Gannet1

Must not deviate, must not deviate! Thanks I'll spend the day on the couch tomorrow and wear lucky trainers before runπŸ€πŸ‘ŸπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

Smurphorelly profile image

I finished run 3 of week 8 yesterday and I found it harder than run 2. No idea why, same route, clothes, time and temperature!

Just one of those things I guess 😁

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CockneymickGraduate in reply to Smurphorelly

I think it's whatever state of mind you're in. We'll done on completing week 8, roll on grsdustionπŸ‘πŸ‘

Scotdee profile image

Heading out for this run shortly - feeling bit nervous now after reading all the comments 😬😬. Great you got through despite the trainers. I'm in awe that you ran after a big walk - I'd have been wrecked after that!!! Here's to us all successfully completing W8!

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CockneymickGraduate in reply to Scotdee

You'll smash it don't worry πŸ€πŸ‘

Scotdee profile image

Got it done and didn't collapse in a heap! See you all on the other side of W8R3 now!

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Renee109 profile image

I’m at the same level and well chuffed with myself though I’m a plodder so not getting a great distance in.

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CockneymickGraduate in reply to Renee109

Don't worry about distance, you're exercising regularly which is a big achievement for all of us πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Mudiwa profile image

Well doneπŸ‘πŸ‘

Watermint profile image

Well done you! I am have just done my Wk 3 R3. So very early doors yet. But you give me hope - so thank you!

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CockneymickGraduate in reply to Watermint

Good for you, keep at it, I remember wk3 well, just keep following the program πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Running-scooter1 profile image

Well done you. I've got my kit on but have sat on sofa for an hour watching TV and trying to talk myself into going out for Wk8 run2. Help me!! I need motivation... And it looks like its gonna rain.... Just another excuse.

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CockneymickGraduate in reply to Running-scooter1

The rain will keep you cool and assist you. Get your favourite playlists ready and go for it, you'll smash it, you did all the hardwork in earlier weeksπŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Hanzy profile image

Congrats, I enjoyed run 1 but was up late last night so tomorrow now for run 2

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CockneymickGraduate in reply to Hanzy

Good idea, you need to be ready mentally and physically. Thanks for encouragement and good luck tomorrowπŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ€

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HanzyGraduate in reply to Cockneymick

Good luck on run 3, then we are on last week !!

Well done Cockneymick! I just ran W8R2 this morning and also struggled; this is the first run in the program that I seriously contemplated not finishing- but somehow I did. The humidity is high in my area today so that likely didn't help. I really think that this is more of a mental game for me now as opposed to a physical challenge- which is truly surprising to me as I NEVER thought I would be able to run for 28 mins straight when I started this. So glad to have the encouragement of this forum. Keep up the good work everyone!

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