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5/12/15 10:01 A

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Thanks. I was a little concerned that I just wouldn't be able to run more then 4 or 5 minutes in a row. The long slow run forces me to settle in to a steady pace, and calm my mind to think about something other then running. I'm a bit of a charger with a tendency to push too hard and then fade. I was pleased to sail past 4 minutes on the first run. I was close to exhaustion 9 minutes into the second rep.

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5/12/15 1:33 A

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Great to hear you've found the right adjustment to the plan for you - a 10 min slow run is awesome.

I have been considering challenging myself to set out on a 5k route and see how I do - I can get a bus to a spot on the road which is 5k from home - then run/walk back.

When's the date of the 5k race you've entered? Mine is May 27th

Gill

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5/10/15 3:44 P

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I got over the difficulty of Day 2, and ran Day 3 as I had planned. I switched the SparkPeople Week 6/Day 3 for the original C25K W6/D3. (Oops, that would be a 22 minute run). What I did was walk 3, run 10, 2 sets. That would be maybe W5/D2 of C25K. I will continue this "long slow run" on day 3 for the rest of the program (20 minute run week 7, 25 minute run week 8). As for last Thursday, it was the day that was so difficult, not the Day 2 workout.

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5/8/15 11:28 A

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Thanks for your comment and your support - I really value that.

If you feel you can kick it up a notch, go for it! I made today's run a bit 'harder' by doing some inclines, and also a few minutes on sand (beach). I'm feeling quite confident about being able to do the 4 mins next week (not sure if I'll manage all the reps - but I'll see)



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5/8/15 9:54 A

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Congratulations for finishing week 6. Sorry about the election results, but good job dealing with it running in the rain. I ran day 2 as written walk 1 + run 3 x 8 reps. It was difficult. I was thinking about shaking up day 3, but maybe not. Enjoy a rest, and ease into week seven.

Brian
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5/8/15 5:18 A

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Week6, Day 3

woke to the UK election results and felt so miserable about it........ it was also raining............... but because I was feeling sort of angry and wretched, I just donned my rain jacket and RAN. I did the walk 1min, run 3mins x 8 repeats, plus about 7 mins cool down - and it was good. I ran slowly - my left knee still giving me gyp, but it calms down after about the first 6 mins - I'm going to keep working through it and hope it resolves. The last run interval was tiring - and I was glad that was the last one - but, I felt VERY good about completing it.

On to Week 7!
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5/6/15 4:56 A

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Hey! Glad to help - that's what Spark's about
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Week 6 Day 2 - I managed to do Walk1/Run3 x 6 - which was my plan - it was good to be out there - sunny and windy - the sea was magnificent this morning; several people out there with big cameras taking photos of the waves/surf crashing on the beach.

My left knee was pinching a bit when I started - but calmed down by the third run interval. The problem I encountered this morning was a bit different (although I have read about it!) - as I ended my fifth run interval I started needing to go to the toilet pretty desperately - so the last intervals were jogged with my buttocks clenched! I was SO pleased to find the public toilet open - and to sit and empty my bowels! Oh my! I guess running early in the morning wakes up the intestinal system.

Thinking maybe I need to get up a bit earlier, to have a hot drink and go to the loo before I set out. I like to get up and out before anything stops me ....... but I might need to review that routine.

Friday will be my 3rd run of Week 6 - and I aiming for Walk 1/Run 3 x 8

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5/5/15 10:41 P

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I finished day 1 of week 6 and completed all the reps. Your comment about being kind to yourself resonated with me. It sounds like something I would say to others. Not sure I always extend kindness to myself. I reset my interval timer to a minute and a half and ran with it. Thank you.

Brian
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5/4/15 12:49 P

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Thanks for your comment and good luck with your run on Tuesday. I used to be much more rigid about sticking to the plan - then beat myself up for failing! Then I discovered the Jeff Galloway system of running, and read about Chi Running etc - and have been much kinder towards myself as a result.

I'll have a go at the 1min walk/3min run on Wednesday - and probably go for 6 repeats (not 7) - then by Friday I should be up to the 7 repeats. That's my plan.

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5/4/15 10:41 A

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You are making it through the program, and doing it your way. That is great. I finished week 5 on Sunday, and start week 6 on Tuesday. I intend to jump in with both feet. However, if the one minute rest is too short, I'll follow your lead and try 90 seconds.

Brian
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5/4/15 3:15 A

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Week 6, Day 1 (modified)

I woke to a beautiful, sunny Bank Holiday Monday morning - so not hard to get up and out!

I walked 1.5mins and ran 3 mins x 6 then did about 5 mins cool-down walk.
I was glad I'd decided to modify the rest time - because this session did make me breath harder!

I had a little problem with my left leg - my knee kept 'pinching' in certain positions, then my hip started complaining. I think this is because of yesterday's hike - I am less strong and confident climbing down. Maybe I need to think about strengthening my knees.

I also did 30 mins yoga last night, which had a lot of hip extension work in it - so I think the knee and hip grumbles were coming from that.

Gill

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5/3/15 10:03 A

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My plan is to do a modified Week 6 Day 1 by walking for 1.5mins and running for 3 mins. Reducing the rest time more gradually worked for me last time, so I'm going to do it again.

Went for a 2hr hike today - about 4.5miles, so not fast, but my legs sure are tired now!

Gill

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