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W7 done but still really tough - should I be repeating runs?

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Moomin63Graduate
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Iโ€™ve done it it but I canโ€™t say that Iโ€™ve seen much improvement run by run this week. I know Iโ€™ll be increasing to 28 mins tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜ฌ which seems crazy! Should I be repeating 25min runs until I feel more at ease? Or should I just go for it?

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Instructor57Administrator

If you have successfully completed week 7 then just go on to week 8

You will be physically ready for it ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘

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Moomin63Graduate in reply to Instructor57

Thanks for having confidence in me! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to Moomin63

Confidence in you and in the program ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘

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Moomin63Graduate in reply to Instructor57

๐Ÿ˜Š

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lucy97Graduate

I took a lot of rest and repeated quite a few runs between weeks 6 - 9! You donโ€™t need to rush it just do what youโ€™re comfortable with. I felt better moving forward having done the 25 mins a few extra times until I was comfortable :)

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Moomin63Graduate in reply to lucy97

Thanks ๐Ÿ˜Š well done for graduating by the way! ๐Ÿ‘

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lucy97Graduate in reply to Moomin63

thank you so much!

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CouchphoenixGraduate

Go for it Moomin63, thereโ€™s no point in repeating 25min runs when the next ones are just 3 mins more, youโ€™re still building up fitness and stamina, so be patient and it will get easier, it just takes time.....lecture over ๐Ÿ˜œ well done and stay positive ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

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Moomin63Graduate in reply to Couchphoenix

Cheers thanks!

If any run is tough, just slow down.

This post about mental approach may help healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Believe and you will achieve.

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Moomin63Graduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Will try to slow down although not sure itโ€™s possible to go slower! ๐Ÿ˜‚ but as you say have to believe!

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IannodaTruffeMentor in reply to Moomin63

Can you speak aloud, clear, ungasping sentences as you run?.........if not, you are going too fast.

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Moomin63Graduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Im not sure as havent tried it but will next time i go for a run. I was hummng along to my tunes at one point, but dont think it lasted that long! Thanks Ian.

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IannodaTruffeMentor in reply to Moomin63

Say this sentence out loud to yourself "Am I going slow enough to enable me to speak this sentence in one out breath?" If you cannot, you are going too fast.

You can do it ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

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Sussex13Graduate

I know what you mean about it feeling tough, Iโ€™ve just completed W6/R3 so 25 mins non-stop, I did it but it was challenging and now my legs are aching.

I give myself more than a day between sometimes to get my energy levels back. From R2 to R3 I left 3 clear days as my ham strings were too achy. I am stretching but I think they are just not used to this type of weight bearing for long periods so taking it slow but moving forward all the time. My next will be W7. Keep moving forward but allow yourself some rest time in between.

You can do this.. just keep moving forward slowly. Good luck ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Moomin63Graduate in reply to Sussex13

Thankyou thats a great mantra to keep moving forward :)

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nowsterGraduate

It's just another three minutes. Treat them as a 25 minute run with a little bit extra added. It's only the length of another song.

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Moomin63Graduate in reply to nowster

๐Ÿ˜‚ thatโ€™s true!

Heyyy

I did my W8 R1 yesterday and to be honest the time difference was so minimal by the end of it, especially being in a rhythm, I'd crack on :)

x

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Moomin63Graduate in reply to sally1993

๐Ÿ˜Š thanks

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