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Thank you 'Pink Floyd'

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate
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Yes!!!!

done it ! 25 minutes non stop running , i'm so happy with that especially

considering back in week 1 just 6 weeks ago i felt like i was dying after 60 seconds.

This is no lie, the hardest part of that was my thoughts yesterday and this morning .

Then once i went out of that door there was no way i was going back until i had run for 25 minutes! NO WAY !

5 min warm up done , spotify started and those famous single notes signalling the start of Pink Floyd's 'Echoes' Were off !!!

after 5 minutes i'm just happy with my pace and thinking why have i not run with music before ?

laura comes in to say i should be happy with my pace now and not to get over confident ! (no worries there! it's still early days!)

this is the first session i have done where i have not constantly been checking the app to see the time.

i didn't need to, i know every note of this music haha

next thing i know is the halfway bell and laura telling me i have now run 12.5 minutes ! wow, couldn't believe it πŸ˜ŠπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

still enjoying 'Echoes' and really in the groove now .

turned a corner and the next part is uphill, never mind, slow it down a tad and use those arms ! save the legs ! πŸ‘

hill conquered with around 5 mins to go , i've got this in the bag was my thoughts.

a little downhill bit now for a minute was welcome.

before i knew it the end of 'Echoes' perfectly timed as laura comes in to tell me i have just 60 seconds left and pick up the pace if i want to ! Why not i thought even though the last 30 seconds was uphill again i decided to pick up the pace just then the next track to come on was 'Breathe' completely unplanned !

it just made me laugh as i crossed my finish line, uphill with a HUGE smile on my face ! 😬

then to finish it off Laura declares i'm now officially a runner πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ So happy 😬

Looking forward to Week 7 now !

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Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate

Oh, you absolute star! Congratulations on becoming a runner! You can now bask in that glory all day long πŸ˜€ because you did it!

No more intervals, from now on it’s just running. I don’t think I have ever run without music! I need it πŸ˜‚

Think I might try Echoes next time!

Well done, fellow runner!

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Jools2020

Haha thank you Jools ! 😁

the music definitely helped.

haha, yes Echoes is a perfectly timed track .

i just laughed when Breathe came on next just as i was picking it up a bit and on a hill,

That was pure coincidence πŸ˜‚

i feel so good now !

i'm going to bask haha

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate in reply to Instructor57

You’ve earned it! I felt like that all yesterday. I’ve decided to take a 2 day break, partly because the car park that I’ve been using is closed today and tomorrow!

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Jools2020

well you deserve it !

enjoy the rest πŸ˜¬πŸ‘

Look at you, all grown up and a runner. πŸ˜‚

Well done, so pleased for you, you’ve worked hard and deserve your glory. Enjoy your day.

My butt cheeks hurt today so I’m going to enjoy a rest day 😣🀣

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to wobbles_when_runs

Thank you ! 😬

i actually enjoyed it !

haha, you need to sit on a cushion today ! lol πŸ˜‚

Newbie59
Newbie59Graduate

Congratulations! What a great feeling to know that you are now a runner! Onwards and upwards :)

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Newbie59

Thank you !

i can't stop smiling 😬

Bontobpat
BontobpatGraduate

Well done, I am doing this run in the morning. I am feeling a bit worried that I won’t manage it and that it is going to leave me too sore, got to ignore those negative thoughts and assume that I can.

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Bontobpat

Absolutely !

it's not easy to put those thoughts out of your head but its vital to remember that you are ready !

you just need to trust the program !

if you have done all the sessions up until now then you will be ready for it !

i bet you ! 😊

Good luck, you will smash it ! πŸ‘

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

Fantastic run and great music you ran to Instructor57, yes, you are now officially a runner as Laura told you at the end of your run, for nostalgic reasons I still run to some of the C25K weeks although I graduated over two years ago, I especially like run 3 of week 6, it's not long until you graduate, good luck, I know that you will do it.

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to AlMorr

Thank you for your kind words !

i'm loving it, what's happened to me haha πŸ˜‚

SJ60
SJ60Graduate

Brilliant! Well done! I’m heading out for my w6r3 shortly. I hope I do as well as you 🀞

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to SJ60

Excellent !

i always found it good to read the posts before i go out !

i bet you will enjoy it !

i'm sure you don't need it but good luck πŸ‘

Congratulations .... runner ! πŸƒπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

Well done ... especially the hills ! I can empathise with that experience and heavy legs.

No more breaks, just pure running, well as Laura said, you are now a runner!

I couldn’t run without music ... walk listening to a book, but running I need that beat.

Have a well deserved rest day tomorrow ... and heard you and Jools listening to Floyd ... might just acquaint myself then with a forthcoming run.

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to PlymBorn

Haha, I was weened on pink Floyd and have had the pleasure of seeing them live 4 times over the years .

And yes, don't think I will run without music from now on .

I was saving it for the longer runs haha.

Enjoy your runs ! πŸ˜πŸ‘

Feltip
FeltipGraduate

Loved reading about your run today. Sounded like you enjoyed yourself. I found your words so inspiring as I'm at the start if this program. Well done, hope you have a big smile on your face for the rest of the day 😁

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Feltip

Thank you !

I appreciate it !

I'm so glad you are finding inspiration !

I know how important it was (and still is) to me !

Enjoy the journey and remember, keep it slow and trust the program.

It works ! πŸ˜πŸ‘

Huge well done, fellow runner! πŸ˜ƒ

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to TheRajimuffin

Thank you fellow runner !

I appreciate it πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸƒ

Islandmacmum
IslandmacmumGraduate

Brilliant! Great to read posts from folk like you who are a bit ahead of me - helps me to keep going. Well done!

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Islandmacmum

Thank you !

I always look for posts for inspiration !

They really help me also πŸ‘

f1madman
f1madmanGraduate

Congratulations! Well done on becoming a runner and enjoying it, remember this feeling for the next few runs :)

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to f1madman

Thank you πŸ˜πŸ‘

Brilliant , massive well done πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ . I will be doing this run either tomorrow eve or sat am . I’m apprehensive but keep telling myself it’s only 5 mins more than w5 r3 haha (it will probably be the longest ever 5mins of my life tho’ !!)

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Needtoescapepo20

Thank you ! 😬

You are ready!

just gotta trust the program , you will be fine , just try and find your pace nice and early πŸ‘

Good luck (not that you need luck, you have done the previous runs!)

Reliclullaby
ReliclullabyGraduate

Wow sounds like a great run and yes you are most definitely a runner πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€πŸŽ‰. Congrats on another great achievement. Onwards and upwards to conquer week 7, but you’ve got this πŸ‘. Maybe some more runs with music for you too? Well done, enjoy the glow success πŸ₯³

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Reliclullaby

Thank you !

I now feel I can do this πŸ˜πŸƒ

MontyMooDog
MontyMooDogGraduate

Well done. Got the same run tomorrow morning....

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to MontyMooDog

Excellent !

It's a nice one to complete!

I have been smiling all day 😁

I seemed to find a comfortable pace within the first 5 minutes and I think that was key !

Enjoy your run tomorrow πŸƒπŸ‘

Money- that’s got a good rhythm for the second half of the run. Might need to stop it going to the next track though :)

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to MrsSchnauzerSmith

To be honest, Im happy with any Floyd track 😁

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