'What school never taught you about running' - Couch to 5K

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'What school never taught you about running'

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This is a great video by one of my favourite running vloggers - ThisMessyHappy:

youtube.com/watch?v=qI2dyum...

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Instructor57Moderator

Great inspirational video John_W Thanks for posting 👍

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John_WAmbassador in reply to Instructor57

You're welcome Ian. Glad you enjoyed it.

That puts it all in perspective, thanks

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John_WAmbassador in reply to WillowandSola

It truly does!

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PoppdogGraduate

Oh but the snooze button just five more minutes. Getting better but still don’t get up as soon as the alarm goes

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John_WAmbassador in reply to Poppdog

I struggle with that as well!

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Irish-JohnGraduate

Excellent vid John. I needed this, thank you :)

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John_WAmbassador in reply to Irish-John

Glad it helped you John :-)

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Irish-JohnGraduate in reply to John_W

👍🏻

Wow that was really good, so inspirational, thanks for sharing that! Love that philosophy

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John_WAmbassador in reply to solid-banana-bread

You're very welcome, glad you liked it.

Helein profile image
HeleinGraduate

That was so good to watch and listen too. And running on sand is brutal as I recently found out and running on shingle is even more brutal.

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John_WAmbassador in reply to Helein

It's quite inspirational isn't it? Very different to what he normally does.Yours

Volshy ;-)

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HeleinGraduate in reply to John_W

Hi, I didn't realise it was you . I have started the C25K again, on week 5 run 3 tomorrow, excited at the prospect! I won't be hitting the snooze button. 😀

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Alan99Graduate

What a great video. Don't hit the snooze button on life. Love it John.

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John_WAmbassador in reply to Alan99

It certainly is, glad you enjoyed it Alan :-)

Hi John. Thanks for sharing... brilliant video and now a subscriber.

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John_WAmbassador in reply to Rayblade900

You're very welcome and glad you enjoyed it!

nowster profile image
nowsterGraduate

Everything he says is common knowledge here. It's just packaged up differently and in one place.

- If you don't start, you'll never do it. (Snooze button)

- You can't push yourself hard all the time.

- You need a meaningful reason to be doing this that will keep you doing it.

- Life often gets in the way.

- There will be good runs and bad runs but they're still runs.

- The act of running is only part of the experience. Your interaction with other things (and people) while you're out is at least as important.

- And running on a soft surface which saps the energy out of your strides is very draining.

And I know why some folks won't like his voice. He's trained himself to speak at the very lower end of his natural register, causing a grating "vocal fry" effect. It's the same as the trend for many female speakers from the USA to have croaky voices.

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John_WAmbassador in reply to nowster

Fair points nowster - however, you must know how many beginners *don't* know the above.

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nowsterGraduate in reply to John_W

We do have the excellently curated FAQ, though.

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John_WAmbassador in reply to nowster

Of course! But I'm now experienced enough with t'internet to know how often they're ignored - they have to be explicity posted as reminders. Folks simply don't go looking for them. Similar behaviour in FB groups and other forums - the same questions repeated over and over, when a simply search of that group would provide the answer.

Don't get me wrong, Ben is obviously looking to build his online community and therefore needs to put out good and compelling content.

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ChesterloveGraduate

What a great video, thanks

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