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W5r2 - that was really tough

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VPOLLIE67Graduate

I have put this run off recently although I was doing wee extra runs during the week but the sun was up, the sky is bright blue - perfect day for a run.

Ollie was blazing up the hill while I plodded through my first 8 mins run. It was sooooo tough. I’m not sure if I’m still post-Covid or if I’m totally out of condition, but I really struggled today.

The 3 mins walk to the turnaround tree was lovely but I didn’t really manage to get my breathing back to normal before Jo announced the 2nd 8mins.

I wasn’t too worried about this run - it’s downhill most of the way home but the last couple of mins are a slight incline. I fought so hard to finish but I did it!!!

I will repeat this run before moving onto run 3. Just to sort my confidence out more than anything - and because it gives snow for this week 😱😱😱😱😱

Happy Easter everyone. Have an amazing weekend with loads of lovely chocolate and loads of beautiful friends.

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LottieMWGraduate

...May be those wee little extra runs took it out of you?

Well done for finishing the run though!

Remember it’s a plan that works...if you completed R2, you don’t need to repeat it. Take 2 days off...*no* extra runs, just walks or Strength and Flex...you’ll be fine 👍

Have a lovely Easter 🐣🏃🏻‍♀️🐌🐢🥰

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VPOLLIE67Graduate in reply to LottieMW

Thanks Lottie. I will take your advice and see how I go but I won’t worry if I can’t make it. It was my breathing as much as anything. I didn’t feel like I recovered in the 3 mins.

As you say, this plan definitely works - I should stick to it 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻.

Thank you x

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LottieMWGraduate in reply to VPOLLIE67

...were you going too fast maybe then? Don’t forget COVID is a bugger...you may need to dial it back some more...

Good luck 🥰

Perhaps slow down a bit ? I still feel like that if I go too fast . Doesn’t take much for me to get to a huffing and puffing stage .

I’ve realised this makes me not enjoy the run, so I try really hard to discover my easy pace .

All the talk of keeping at a pace where you can hold a conversation is really true , that’s how slow you should be going .

Then you build your stamina so that your easy pace is a little faster but you can handle it .

That’s what I’ve found anyway and that’s what I’m focusing on ( still ! 😂)

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VPOLLIE67Graduate in reply to RacingintheStreet

Thank you. I will definitely be going slow tomorrow. I know I can do the 20 min run. I will be listening to all the positive vibes from everyone here as I head out tomorrow.

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RacingintheStreetGraduate in reply to VPOLLIE67

Absolutely and you’ve done it before so know you can .I remember really concentrating so hard on that run and keeping it steady and chilled , it was such a thought to run 20 mins 😱😄🏃🏻‍♀️

Go do it 👌🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️

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RainbowCGraduate

Well done you! I haven’t managed to do my next run - but have been using the exercise bike sometimes instead... tomorrow I will, honest. You’ve shown me the way now ;)

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VPOLLIE67Graduate in reply to RainbowC

Take it easy out there! It’s been blowing a hoolie here since about 4am! I’m taking things slow too. Loads of walking and too much eating and drinking if I being honest too lol. Loving the Easter break.

I know you will smash this when you feel ready to go.

Happy Easter Mrs R. Sending loads of love.

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RainbowCGraduate in reply to VPOLLIE67

I wented!

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VPOLLIE67Graduate in reply to RainbowC

👏🏻🎉👏🏻🎉

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