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WEEK 7 RUN 1 ✔

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Week 7 Run 1 done. That's 25 minutes straight running and to be honest I'm still a little bit bemused that I did it. The last 5 minutes were hard but I hung in there and plodded on. Speed and distance in the stats include my 5 minute warm up and cool down walks. I think I need to record just the running bit moving forwards now.

I've started doing 2 runs a week instead of the 3 now due to my knee and also the cold weather, it seems to suit me more, especially trying to keep to my Tuesday Zumba session and long walks on the weekends. I may not make my Christmas target date but that's a small sacrifice to stay injury free.

Slow and steady.......

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Go you!!

I think your stepping back to two runs per week is very wise considering all the other stuff you do.

Slow and steady really does win the day

If you just record running, then you will know your running pace...........but you won't know what overall distance you covered.

Most runners only start their watches as they start running, I believe.

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MoorFit44Graduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you for the reply.

Just having a little chuckle, if I start my watch when I start running....It will make me feel like a real 'runner'. I still have impostor syndrome lol!!

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IannodaTruffeMentor in reply to MoorFit44

It may be a syndrome, but it is not a fact, fellow runner.

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Instructor57 profile image

Congratulations on your progress ! And I would also say that stepping back to the 2 runs may be a wise decision !

They are your runs , and your program .

Do it the way that fits in best for you !

Graduation will be there for you when you are ready ,

There is no rush .

And yes, I think you'll find most who are recording times and distances tend to just record the run parts .

But of course you can record whatever you like 😁👍

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MoorFit44Graduate in reply to Instructor57

Thanks for taking time to reply. Yeah I'm happy to get to the end of the program and graduate without breaking myself in the process and then keep up the running as I am really enjoying it. This cold weather really does effect the joints though.

I think that I'll record just the running bits now to get a real ideal of my pace and also my watch records my technique (although goodness know how it knows!!) so the walking sections must skew this data somewhat. I'll also need to change from MPH to KPH - get down with the youngsters!

I'll post next week how it went. I know my walking pace is about 3.7 mph so I blooming hope my running pace is a bit up on that ha ha!!

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to MoorFit44

Yes the cold certainly has its effects !Might be worth doing a Dynamic warm up session before starting out, especially in the cold weather.

I wouldn't worry about pace though , remember this is purely a time based program .

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RoxdogGraduate in reply to MoorFit44

Please don't worry about your pace, just enjoy your progress! Tracking runs can be a mixed experience. I often find it demotivating, but if it works for you, go for it.

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CmoiGraduate in reply to MoorFit44

Hi MoorFit44, I'm definitely in the "less is more" club - I'd much rather do one run fewer than one run too many.

Also, fwiw, I didn't record anything until after I'd completed C25K. I knew I'd get hung up on stats and I didn't need that extra pressure. In fact I didn't even get a running watch until I'd been running over a year. If knowing your pace motivates you, great, but don't stress about it.

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MoorFit44Graduate in reply to Cmoi

Thanks for the advice 😀 To be honest I'm more concerned with finishing the program without giving up than how fast I do it...I'm just nosey 😂

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Well done - you're doing great :-)

Something to think about re: priorities. Zumba and your long walks are clearly important to you. *IF* running becomes as important, then think about how you'll manage the the weekly load on your body, e.g. your knee. The Zumba and long walks will contribute to that total load, so if you want to concentrate on your running in the coming months (that's a big 'if' of course) then just be wary of how you balance all your activities.

Really well done 👏 👏👏

Just do what your body tells you is right for you. You seem to be making great progress towards graduation.

No rush to get there. We will still all be here cheering you on.

Roxdog profile image

Brilliant! I think 2 runs a week is sensible to be honest. I did that most weeks and it worked for me. Best not to get injured! Look forward to seeing your week 9 run 3 post!

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