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Week 1 Run 2

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So, long day at work, I find running after work really hard but it’s only week 1 after all

Got home 4.30 text from friend, “What time are we going?”

5pm see you there.

Warm up walk chatting away, first run, we didn’t go off quite so fast, walk phew run again…..and until the end.

We managed to chat all the way round even though a bit breathless and faster than I usually run.

Willow passed today but will come with us Saturday,

That was great, arrived home beetroot red, dripping with sweat and happy 😃

If you are new to running keep it slow, my friend is a lot younger than me and will always be faster but i’m chuffed to be able to keep up so far

Happy running all, the weekend is nearly here

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MrsrunGraduate

You are doing well and good on you for getting started . I always laugh to myself as I walk back into the village after a run , I see the same man after each run feeding his flock with his sheep dog....... I am always beetroot red, sweaty and a little puffed like you .... I bet he thinks thank goodness she is not a runner if she looks like that after a walk!

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WillowandSolaGraduate in reply to Mrsrun

That’s a lovely story I wonder what he’s really thinking? Willow and I have been running for a couple of years but are doing it again as my friend wants to build her fitness and run

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MrsrunGraduate in reply to WillowandSola

That is kind of you ... Happy running.

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WillowandSolaGraduate in reply to Mrsrun

How’s your hip coming along?

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MrsrunGraduate in reply to WillowandSola

Thank you so much for asking . Today was a good day... Hurts still but not so bad. Work tomorrow and hoping it holds as my walking holiday starts this weekend !

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WillowandSolaGraduate in reply to Mrsrun

I have my fingers crossed 🤞 for quick healing then

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Imc50Moderator

Your pace is the best pace 👍

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WillowandSolaGraduate in reply to Imc50

Yes after 2+ years running I know what i can do and what’s not possible, at the moment it feels good to stretch myself a bit, when we first started c25k we were pushing ourselves really hard to run very slowly for one minute lately i’ve been plodding around without hardly breathing hard and running less and less so this has brought back my enthusiasm

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Jools2020Graduate

Well done, Sola! I think it’s great that you are supporting your friend. It sounds like you are enjoying Couch to 5K Part 2! Anything that will reignite your enthusiasm has to be good 👏👍

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WillowandSolaGraduate in reply to Jools2020

Thanks Jools,it’s the fun and enthusiasm that goes with it being new to her that is so great, she can’t wait til Saturday and then next wednesday we are going to another town and coming back over the downs so will do the app and walk the rest of the way home, she really said it wasn’t far and often walks it so i asked her how far and she replied about 12k, 😂 we are enjoying g c25k and because she’s younger and faster it’s perfect for me

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Jools2020Graduate in reply to WillowandSola

12K not far 😂 I don’t think I’ve ever walked that far!

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WillowandSolaGraduate in reply to Jools2020

I’m not sure i have either she reckons it’ll take about an hour and a half, it took me longer than that to run 10k

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Jools2020Graduate in reply to WillowandSola

Last time I ran 10K - yes, it was 90 minutes. I don’t think I could walk that fast without injuring myself - I’ve tried over a 5K walk with a friend and wasn’t able to run for 2 weeks, I hurt my hip.

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WillowandSolaGraduate in reply to Jools2020

We will slow down because it’s rough track we agreed that if we go too fast one of us will fall over, I think it’s probably less it’s 12 k round the roads and we are coming over the downs so cutting a lot out, it will be interesting to find out

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LottieMWGraduate

I’m enjoying your enjoyment at rerunning C25k with your friend…what fun and well done!👏🏼

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WillowandSolaGraduate in reply to LottieMW

Thanks Lottie it’s great fun

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LottieMWGraduate in reply to WillowandSola

I ran the dreaded W5R3 today 😉

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WillowandSolaGraduate in reply to LottieMW

How did you get on?

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LottieMWGraduate in reply to WillowandSola

A doddle! I must post! 😬

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Birdlady64Graduate

This is just so brilliant 👏 Well done. Hopefully you will keepeach other going and anything that reignited that fire has to be a great thing.

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WillowandSolaGraduate in reply to Birdlady64

Yes and thank you, i feel so energised after too, no snoozing on the couch in the evening

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Frizzbomb67Graduate

Basically you are running intervals. Your VO2 Max will love that!

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WillowandSolaGraduate in reply to Frizzbomb67

V02max loved run 1 and didn’t like run 2 maybe because was more tired at end of day, I’m loving the intervals though

Love it! 😀 Glad you're enjoying the repeat, although your friend sounds like they will be off and away like a rocket pretty soon!

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WillowandSolaGraduate in reply to grumpyoldgirl

Thank you, I’m sure she will, and as long as it feels comfortable so will we 😂

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grumpyoldgirlGraduate in reply to WillowandSola

😁

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DupsGraduate

It’s great that you supporting your friend. Your friend is probably what you need to get your motivation and enthusiasm back. Well done 👍🏻

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WillowandSolaGraduate in reply to Dups

Yes exactly, it’s good for all of us

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FionamagsGraduate

That is so lovely that you are supporting your friend into doing c25k. Hats off to you for running after work as well - maybe this will establish a new pattern for you as well?

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WillowandSolaGraduate in reply to Fionamags

That’s what i’m hoping, her enthusiasm is ridiculous, next Wednesday we are going over the downs, we’ll do week 2 run 2 then walk the rest of the way home

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FionamagsGraduate in reply to WillowandSola

Ooh er - "over" the downs sounds a bit ominous....

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WillowandSolaGraduate in reply to Fionamags

It does doesn’t it? she said it’s not far, when I asked how far she said about 12k 😂 there will be a lot of walking

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