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5/17/15 2:57 P

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5/17/15 1:16 P

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Congratulations for completing a full 5K. It should build your confidence going into your race. You get another cheer for making a plan and following through, taking the bus out of town and running back. I can imagine the main road wasn't as pleasant as the path.

I ran my Day 3 this morning. I just finished breakfast and sitting with a cup of coffee. I mashed my first four set together and ran a solid 20 minutes. Then I finished with three sets of 4m/1m. I was not sprinting to the finish. I ran the lake road through my neighborhood into the lakefront park and back. It is popular with runners as well.

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5/17/15 5:15 A

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Week 7 Day 3

I took the bus out of town, to a point I know is 5k from home - and ran it doing the 1min walk, 4 min run intervals. I had to stop and walk a bit during an uphill bit - but basically I completed it in 40mins (which is the 4m/1m x 8).

I didn't enjoy the run so much as it's on pavement alongside the main road into town - there were several other runners (a lot of people just run the pavement along the main road it seems). I had to remind myself to keep my pace slow and not get competitive! Also, not to speed up just because cars were going past! The last part of my run is a lovely down-hill section and that felt wonderful :)

Gill

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5/16/15 2:22 P

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Sounds like we're both pretty much beyond Week 8 Day 3 to be honest ......... I might try getting the bus to the spot 5k away, and doing run 4, walk 1 all the way home - and see how long it takes me - I think I'm probably doing 5k already - but not sure.

Gill

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5/16/15 11:56 A

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I live in a hilly place too. I manage to avoid them all. Running the sea-front in Penzance sound lovely. My 5K is essentially once around the parking lots of a large county park. I'm making light of it. It is really a wonderful park. Very large with facilities for just about any activity you can imagine.

I finished day 2 after work on Friday. Feeling stronger after every run. Sunday I run day 3. I will do it with a twist, running a solid 20 minutes. I think that's W6 D3 of the original C25K plan.

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5/16/15 8:49 A

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I live in a very hilly place - the 5k race I'm doing is a flat course - it goes along the sea-front in Penzance, then back again - so we run a loop pretty much there-and-back. So after the hills, it's easy! Following the plan is fine. I like to run on mixed terrain; I have the idea that it's good for my brain as well as my physical body.

Gill

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5/15/15 9:43 A

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YOUR runs sound sound lovely, and this last one just incredible. I admire you for going out on the cliff path right away like you do. The 5K I'm preparing for is completely flat. I avoid hills let alone steeps and rock to rock jumping. I can leave that for June training. For now, I follow the program.

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5/15/15 7:35 A

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Week 7 Day 2 (I think!)

Today I had my best run ever! I had a good sleep and didn't set the alarm (as I'm not going to work until mid-afternoon) - I enjoyed a cup of coffee and read my book for about half-an-hour before going out. The sun was shining, so I had my sun-glasses on (always a good feeling!) - and was out by about 8.30am. The timing was good as the 'tourists' are not up until a bit later, and on my way back (about 10am) they were starting to set out with their walking poles along the cliff path. I also missed the dog-walkers because I was later than usual.

I felt good, my knee did not hurt at all - and I set off along the cliff path - up steep inclines, over rocks, through mud, over grass, gravel, sand - it was glorious! I did at least 4 mins running to at least 1 mins walking; I say this because I pressed the wrong buttons on my phone a couple of times, and ended up stopping the timer - so I kept running until it dawned on me that it must be more than 4 mins! I also took a few walk breaks in my run intervals, because if I try to actually run up steep inclines I get out of breath, so I walked up the rocky hills, and ran whenever the path flattened out a bit. I didn't walk much - but I did allow myself to walk up the steep, rocky bits. I also need to build up my confidence on off-road terrain - and, whilst being careful, be courageous in leaping and jumping and springing from rock to rock.

I really enjoyed myself - I might have even done 9 lots of 4 mins, instead of 8, because my timer went off, and I wasn't sure how many I'd already done, so I did another 4 mins!

Because I had the time, and because it was a lovely day, I spent 5 mins walking on the beach as a cool-down, then just laid down on the sand and rested for 15 mins - listening to the waves on the shore, and enjoying the blue sky, the gulls, and the sun on my face. I did my stretches laying down!

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5/14/15 12:45 P

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emoticon yup, it will - hoping I will feel up to it tomorrow morning!

Gill

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5/14/15 10:06 A

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Sorry you are feeling tired and possibly sick. You really have been working extra hard at work. Take care of yourself. Week 7 will wait for you.

Brian
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5/14/15 4:17 A

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I haven't run since Sunday - early starts at work have got in the way. Tuesday evening I just could find the energy after work and before evening class. Wednesday I worked from 8am the 8.30pm so not home until late. This morning, I woke up feeling bleah - stiff and maybe a slight cold. Several people are off sick at work and I've been working really hard. Decided to do yoga this morning instead, and see how I feel tomorrow morning.

Gill

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5/12/15 12:42 P

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Your runs sound wonderful!

The shoes I have are by a company called VIVOBAREFOOT - since I've discovered them, all my shoes are of this kind!

Gill

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5/12/15 10:18 A

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More minimalist then "barefoot," . . . I'm trying to imagine those shoes . . .

Since you asked, the town I live in is on a large freshwater lake. The lake is connected by canal and locks to the Puget Sound, which is part of the Salish Sea, which is part of the Pacific Ocean. I usually walk/run a paved path along the lake, or along the river that flows through town to the lake. Tuesdays and Thursdays I stop on my way home from work to run along the river. Saturday or Sunday I run day 3 along the lake near my home.

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5/11/15 2:58 P

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An inland sea sounds lovely - does that mean it's salt-water, and is connected to the ocean? as opposed to a fresh-water lake?

I don't run barefoot on the beach yet, but I do have 'barefoot' shoes - so a very minimal sole, very light and flexible. My next pair of running shoes may be more minimalistic.

I have a rocky coast-path very near to where I live too - so when I'm feeling strong enough, I can do that sort of terrain too......... aren't I lucky! What I don't have around here is any sort of running tracks, parks, or woodland runs.

The town where I live is very old, and has many narrow streets, with lots of steps up steep hills, and cobbles - so there's plenty of variety for running routes!


Gill

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5/10/15 3:53 P

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I would love to run on the beach (barefoot?). I could if I was out on the true ocean beach. I live on a large inland sea. The shore is rocky or soft and gravely. When the tide goes out there are tide pools.

Good to see you running the program your way. I start Week 7 on Tuesday.

Brian
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I can only do it when the tide is right - as it goes out it leaves a firm band of sand by the water's edge.


Gill

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5/10/15 12:40 P

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Good job!
I can't run on the beaches here. The sand is too soft and the incline is bad. It just plain hurts.

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5/10/15 2:50 A

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Week7 Day 1 (modified slightly)

I walked 1 min and ran 3.5mins x 7

I woke at 5.30am despite it being a day off - so had time for a coffee (decaff of course!) and a light breakfast before going out for my run. This did have the effect of starting up my intestines, so I was able to go to the loo before I went out, and didn't have to deal with getting caught short!

I was out by 6.15am and I didn't see ANY other people jogging/running! I ran part of the session on the beach - had it completely to myself, virgin sand, what heaven!

I also did some warm-ups before I went out today - to try to help my knee grumbles. It did help, although both knees feel sort of 'vulnerable' and I am going to have a look on Spark for some exercises for knees.

By the end of my run I was sweating from the exertion - which indicates, I hope, that I am now starting to exercise at a level that actually does me some good!

I've got all early shifts Monday-Wednesday - so not sure how to do session 2 - maybe it will have to be after work on Tuesday.

Gill

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