Am I dreaming? Only 4 more runs left? Really!! Just finished W8R2!

Hurry, someone knock me in the head and back to reality! Can it be true? Only 4 more runs left to graduation?? ;-) :-)

We (smhall) and myself went out for w8r2 last night and did it! As all of you know, we have good runs and bad runs. My run was one of my best as of this point. Still very difficult, but I tried to relax and keep my mind somewhere else, it seems to help me overcome the physical challenge. As a "cocky" soon to be graduate, I find myself frustrated in my time/distance etc. but reality tells me I am still building stamina and 8 very short weeks ago I couldn't run 1 minute let alone 28! Tracking last nights run: 2.13 mi, 13:07 pace or 3.43 km, 8:09 pace. Not sure if it is considered good or bad on a 5'2" body, but I know if I pushed myself any harder, I would not finish the run. So, as my 9 weeks approaches, I will be able to run 30 full minutes but will not be near a 5k distance. No major aches or pains other then the bottoms of my feet killed me during and after! I have new shoes I was fitted with, so I'm blaming it on the increase in distance? Thank you all for the continued AWESOME support, you guys rock!!! :-) I keep telling Steve (smhall)aka my hubby, he needs to post here but I think he is afraid of you guys! ;-)


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  • Hey Gayle, fantastic, well done. I'm not sure if the pace is good or bad and to be honest I don't think it matters because once you graduate you'll have plenty of time to increase your pace or distance or whatever you want to do.

    Well done to you both it's really excellent.

  • Brilliant, you're so nearly there, sounds like a great run. I agree with Chewy that you need goals after you graduate because it feels a bit strange without the mapped-out programme to follow. Don't worry at all about speed etc, it will come with time. Meanwhile, enjoy your last 3 runs of the programme.

    By the way, the day I graduated m husband started C25k, he hasn't blogged on here either; I think h's a bit shy about it. Wish he would, cos I know I could 't have got through without you guys!

  • Brilliant job Gayle. Wow you'll be graduating in a weeks time!! Keep it up, you're nearly there!

  • Well done, not long now until the woohoos and plans of what next. Enjoy

  • Congrats to you both! Almost there!!!

  • Ooooooh how exciting. I bet you feel like a different person! I know I certainly do! This time tomorrow I'll be in exactly the same position as you. Five runs to go!

  • Hey, hey, hey...I am not afraid to post...I am still trying to catch my breath!!! As Gayle mentioned, she had an amazing run!! I am incredibly proud of her!! Myself, on the other hand, had what could very well be my worst run to date!! I was slow and my feet weighed tons!! I think it was just one of those days...I am sure that the next run will be better!!

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