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Wk 6 R1 Well less eventful (not cats) but didn’t enjoy

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JulesL69Graduate

No drama but didn’t enjoy this run. Felt tired and couldn’t wait for Jo to tell me how long I had until I could walk again, the last 60 seconds of the middle (8min) run was the worst.

Funnily enough my pace was quicker than the last runs... still a snails pace ! Just couldn’t enjoy it, kept trying to be positive whilst I was running.

Body felt tired breathing was okay. Purposely went out later as thought my legs would be less tired and it has been hot. Sun was still out and I felt too warm running also.

Will put this behind me, main thing is I completed it and will look forward to run 2.

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A lot of us found this run tough so you are in good company. Well done ✅ you did it

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JulesL69Graduate in reply to WillowandSola

Thank you. Just wasn’t feeling it 😞

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WillowandSolaGraduate in reply to JulesL69

I struggle some days and then others are really wonderful

Think it depends on your energy levels too. Well done though 💪 I’ve just finished week 6, suffering with a really sore back at the moment though

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JulesL69Graduate in reply to girlcanrun

Thanks, have been busy in the house and garden and did feel a bit tired before I ventured out. Hope your back improves 🤞🏻

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girlcanrun in reply to JulesL69

Thank you 😊

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SJ44Graduate in reply to girlcanrun

I developed a very sore back around that time and had a few sessions with a sports injury clinic which really helped.

I'm now onto week 9 run 2 and so far minimal pain!

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girlcanrun in reply to SJ44

Oh that’s good. May give it a go thanks

I'm the same Jules - did mine today and after the euphoria of week 5 run 3 wasn't feeling it today either...onwards and upwards

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JulesL69Graduate in reply to carolinestanford

Bizarre.... never mind we did it 👍🏻. As you say “onwards and upwards”. I do feel better for doing it, just didn’t enjoy it.

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acountrycabbageGraduate in reply to carolinestanford

Oh, sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy this one, ladies. It seems to be a popular unpopular run..! 🙃 I bet your mojo comes flying back for R2 xxx

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JulesL69Graduate in reply to acountrycabbage

🤞🏻mojo comes back. 😊

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DodgylungsGraduate

But you did it. Well done. Keep going and the enjoyment will ebb and flow.

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JulesL69Graduate in reply to Dodgylungs

Thanks, hoping r2 will be more enjoyable 🤞🏻

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DodgylungsGraduate in reply to JulesL69

Me too. I struggled with Week 6 Run 1. I also tweaked my calf playing football today and my hip is painful. My lungs were still dodgy despite doing the runs and improving my meds. I may not be able to do Run 2 until Wednesday depending on how my calf muscle is. I may eventually have to stop altogether if my hip is going. But until then I’m going to try and enjoy it a little bit :)

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nowsterGraduate in reply to Dodgylungs

Playing football involves a fair bit of running around, too.

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DodgylungsGraduate in reply to nowster

Not the way I play :)

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nowsterGraduate in reply to Dodgylungs

Nor the way I played at school, long long ago. I was more like a linesman.

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DodgylungsGraduate in reply to nowster

I spent half the game in goal today.

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nowsterGraduate in reply to Dodgylungs

They tried me in goal once. Only once.

My preferred position was "left behind".

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DodgylungsGraduate in reply to nowster

Mine was right back behind the goal!

Well done.... from one snail to another! x

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JulesL69Graduate in reply to cellovsky

Thanks 😊

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BertieCatsGraduate

Well done! I’ve done a couple of runs in the evening but have realised early morning is best for me, energy levels in the evening feel non existent 😂

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JulesL69Graduate in reply to BertieCats

Thanks. I thought it might help my legs as sometimes first thing they are tired. Will see if a morning run changes my levels.

I feel you, completed run 8 today! Can’t believe I have got this far. It was hard work though, like you say, my breathing was fine but legs felt heavy, just couldn’t wait for it to end. I just strive for the feeling I get at the end. I really want to be one of those people that loves running 😅

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JulesL69Graduate in reply to Sassy6264

Me too, I want to be one of those people that soak up the scenery and enjoy rather than thinking how long have I got 🙁

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Love2run1969Graduate

Way to go!! Everyone in this group is so supportive 😊They would write to me "it's important that you just moved"👍

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JulesL69Graduate in reply to Love2run1969

Thanks, yes I felt better when I got home... at least I moved for 30 minutes 😊

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Juliepooh69Graduate

I really struggled with this one, no idea why, but it did make me question if I wanted bother, but keep going, snails pace is good 👍 😉

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JulesL69Graduate in reply to Juliepooh69

Thanks 😊. R2 tomorrow so 🤞🏻🏃‍♀️

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