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Week 8 Run 3 - Best run yet


After my ‘not-so-good’ second run of week 8 I was hopeful that run 3 would be better.

I made sure to drink plenty of water yesterday, I also decided to have a banana and a small orange juice an hour before I set out for today’s run as I don’t think fasted runs are great for me - even though I do like running in the morning.

I had the usual difficult first 10 minutes but after that I settled into a good pace and for some of the run it actually felt easy (I couldn’t believe it)! This wasn’t my fastest or furthest run, but it was my best one yet because it didn’t feel like a struggle and I didn’t have to battle with myself to keep going the whole way through. I also took a different route to normal which I think also helped.

Hope you all have good weekends and I’ll be moving onto week 9 on Monday! 🥳

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That’s fantastic! Faith restored. Glad you had a good run and now you can move on to Week 9!! 👏👏👏👍

LauraRunsGraduate in reply to Jools2020

Thanks Jools, I was glad this run went better than the last otherwise I think I would have been a bit disheartened going into the final week! Can’t believe I only have three runs left 🏃🏼‍♀️


Well done.

Lots of lessons to learn there.......the importance of hydration, that not going so fast is easier and that you are getting stronger with each and every run.


Ohhhhhhh good run Laura runs, that graduation is in sight 👍


Fantastic - that sound more like it 👏

I think enjoying the run is more important than pace or distance - those can develop in good time.

Have an amazing weekend and then it’s graduation week 😲😀💪

LauraRunsGraduate in reply to StoneDragon

Definitely agree!! Can’t believe there’s only one more week left 😱 have a good weekend too ☺️


Well done on your final run of week 8!! Sounded like it was a good one which is great motivation as you move into week 9 💪🏼 Week 8 run 3 for me on Monday..hoping that fierce wind dies down a bit before then but will be going for it as best I can.

LauraRunsGraduate in reply to Runforurlife

Thank you ☺️ Definitely glad to be ending week 8 on a high! Good luck for your next run, I always find running in the wind harder so fingers crossed the weather improves for you 🤞🏼


Well done Laura! Week 9 and graduation just around the corner 💪🏻

LauraRunsGraduate in reply to Jericho2332

Thank you!! All the best for your graduation run too, hopefully I’ll be following in your footsteps in a week or so! 🏃🏼‍♀️

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