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Week 6 in the bag!

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Just completed week 6 run 3. Ran the full 25 minutes and am soooo pleased with myself. I won't deny it was flipping hard. At around the 20 minute mark I was expecting Jo to come and tell me I only had a minute left. When she told me I still had 5 to go I properly shouted "Noooooo" at her πŸ˜‚. Anyway I dug deep, slowed down and did it. Bring on week 7!

Oh and I signed up yesterday for the race for life run in Windsor in October. Never would have done that if it wasn't for this program!

Have a good day everyone! Xx

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Imc50 profile image
Imc50Moderator

Super stuff great determination πŸ‘

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Penguingirl1Graduate in reply to Imc50

Thank you so much

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Instructor57Ambassador

Brilliant !Congratulations on completing week 6 ,

On to the fun runs now πŸ˜πŸ‘

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Penguingirl1Graduate in reply to Instructor57

Thank you so much.

Wavy-chick28 profile image
Wavy-chick28Graduate

Brilliant! Yes I remember that feeling when you thought you had done the time and the lovely Sarah Millican would say only …… but you did it and it will get easier or just that you will know you can do it!!

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Penguingirl1Graduate in reply to Wavy-chick28

I'm glad I'm not the only one πŸ˜‚. I've got a bench mark on my route now that I know I will get to at 25 minutes so anything from there onwards will be a bonus. I'm still running soooo slowly though. 15 minutes per mile - I can almost walk it at that speed! But I mostly enjoy it which is just the best feeling.

I did that yesterday and really can't believe it. I am in my late 50s, somewhat overweight, and had not run since I was at school (and even then, not really). When I started 90 seconds was really difficult. I am so pleased with this programme, but am not sure whether I can run anywhere other than at 5.30 a.m. on my usual flat route!

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Penguingirl1Graduate in reply to Grannyrunning

I'm late 40's and could really do with dropping another 2 stone at least. I've already lost a stone and a half but since starting this program the scales just haven't moved. I said exactly the same to my husband this morning that a couple of months ago I couldn't even run for a minute without thinking I was having a heart attack or something!

Like you I go out really early 5.30 no later than 6. My running route has evolved over the program. But it's a flat route- the hills are on the warm up and cool down walks. I don't think my legs would cope with anything other than flat. Maybe at the end of this program we might be able to tackle some.

Congratulations on completing week 6! Xx

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GrannyrunningGraduate in reply to Penguingirl1

I was really terrified about having to run past people, hence 5.30, but it's amazing that there are dog walkers around at that time. Always the same ones - I am hoping they are impressed by my progress!

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Penguingirl1Graduate in reply to Grannyrunning

Like you there are dog walkers about at that time of morning. I always smile and wave even if I am looking like a complete beetroot. I do see a couple of runners a little later on.

Wavy-chick28 profile image
Wavy-chick28Graduate

My problem at the mo is going too fast ! Which I can hardly believe 🧐 and I’m with you at going early before the neighbours see me πŸ˜‚ but I always used to think pre running that I would love to be able to run and watch all sorts passing and now I think we are just one of those runners and someone else watching US thinking wish I was brave enough to run ……..

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Penguingirl1Graduate in reply to Wavy-chick28

What a lovely thought ❀ lets hope we inspire someone else to get out there x

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AH21MMGraduate

πŸ˜‚ I have an image of a πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈ shouting Nooo as they run along! But you did it!! I’m starting week 6 tomorrow and look forward to shouting Nooo too when I get to run 3!!! Well done πŸ‘πŸΌ

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amisfitGraduate

As Laura would say "it's all running now." Well done

Karis28 profile image
Karis28Graduate

Well done πŸ‘

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Dee2609Graduate

Nice one Penguingirl πŸ₯³

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