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W2 R1... poor neighbour!!

Well I set off for an early morning run today (no work), must have scared my poor neighbour (out to get his morning paper), he normally see's me all suited & booted, hair and full face on ready for work.. Today he got brushed through bed head and a pale faced make up free me setting off!

The brisk walk went well and although I was worried about the 90 seconds, the first few were ok, but gosh the second to last was hard work. I so wanted to stop and walk but instead set two mini goals, one was to make it to an errant wheelie bin and when I had made it to that I knew there couldn't be long left to headed for a lamp post and was so relieved when Laura appeared in my ear.. The last 90 was okay again but I was glad that it was over.

I attempted Laura's suggestions for breathing but got in a pickle and went back to my probably erratic breathing instead! Roll on Monday night for run 2.

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Sounds like you are doing really well jlow. Your goal setting made me smile - that's what I do! - to the next lamp post, to that tree, (and if I'm really struggling - to that stone, that leaf, that pothole!)

I haven't nailed the breathing either. But my brother runs marathons, and he breathes through his mouth all the time, so I guess it's what works for you!

Keep on going, sounds like you're already hooked :)


jlow I've never cracked the breathing either. I run early in the morning and my nose refuses to work that early so I don't have the option of breathing through it. I love your goal setting too. I think it really helps.


Did W2 R1 on Saturday too and my neighbour didnt recognise me until I said a wheezy "hi" to her! I had just run home from the park though which was 3 mins added onto the run but felt good.

I couldnt really get Laura's breathing technique either - it just felt too slow; my breathing is much quicker and most probably all wrong. Any tips from graduates gratefully received...

Monday night for W2 R2, bring it on!


Good luck to us both for tomorrow SBG356, look forward to comparing notes :-)


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