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Ditto on repeating the workouts as much as needed. I'm finally on week two and much less sore because I've taken longer breaks averaging two runs a week. Will probably repeat week two at least another week before moving on and feeling like I'm making progress. Just stop the brain from thinking and keep moving

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I think I'm getting better this morning, but I'm definitely going to the doctors if it's still sore day after tomorrow, thank you everyone!

 

Anne, I'm so excited for you! You'll do great, cant wait to hear how you went! So happy to know there's someone who is on the same week as I am but I think you'll soon be ahead of me! ◡̈

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i find it easier in the cold i got out in time drove home at an unsafe speed and got w5d3 done yay 20 min of running non stop felt good then it got dark i just made it

 

Congrats on finishing it! And glad you made it home safely.

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So I went for a run this evening. My last run was before Christmas and had to stop due to really hot weather. I completed the full 30 minutes 6 days ago for the 3rd time. Today I did so badly and only managed to complete slightly more than half of the 30 minutes. I ran out of air, and had to stop. I thought I was going to pass out at some point. I sat down and rested on the park bench then walked home (in shame and also discouraged

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That's too bad. I'd chalk it up to the hot weather and press on. When I was recovering from a cold, I performed a few sessions where I ran for 10 mins walked for a minute, I did this interval three times during the run. This helped me feel like I had recovered. Perhaps a similar approach would work. Getting over the 30 minute mark, for me, was more difficult than the 60 minute mark, I don't why.

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Alright, I went again this evening and managed to complete the whole 30 minutes for the 4th time. There were plenty of thoughts of quitting during the run, but just kept telling myself to 'keep on running' and 'keep putting one foot in front of the other'.

 

Will running the entire 30 minutes be a walk on the park some day...? Any tips to achieving that?

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It'll get easier. Increasing the distance will help; the 10K app does a great job of increasing the distance. It breaks down an hour into manageable walk/run segments. The best part of all this is that you can ease your way into this by repeating days. I also run days at 70 to 80% of my best pace, I believe these days have helped me mentally since I know that I'm going run slower and can relax a bit and I don't mess up my right foot (my foot gets sore after a fast, longer run and hobble around the house next morning).

 

I think you are making a lot of progress; getting to this level of running 30 minutes is big deal & you should give yourself a pat on the back.

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Hi Jeshi!!

 

Runs are going quite well i think, has it's good and bad days.

 

A couple of weeks ago I accidentally went from the end of W6 straight to W8D3(due to me scrolling around the app and then starting the app without checking the next day ), which I guess isn't ideal but I didn't want to go 'backwards' so I will do the 30 min run for the same number of days I've skipped over.

 

However, I am finding it that bit harder to motivate myself to go for a run because I know that running 30 continuous minutes is challenging (cardiovascular and pain wise). Aches tend to tend to set in after about the 20 minute mark. I look forward to the day when running 30 continuous minutes is like a walk in the park.

 

Sorry for this delayed reply. Your runs should ideally be slow and easy. Most of the world's elite runners train at a slow pace to allow themselves to run further and run for a longer time. Your pace should be comfortable. As long as you continue to run, your body body will get stronger and the runs will get easier. Try to run at a pace you feel like you can maintain indefinitely. This will keep you from feeling miserable and prevent injury while building bone and strengthening your muscles.

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Thanks Rob! I'm planning to complete the 30 minute run a few times and get comfortable with it before I start the 10k. With some of the previous weeks, I found that I had some spare gasoline at the end of the cycle and could still run a bit more during the cool down time but now I'm just waiting for the cool down ping

 

And you're right, to think that I wasn't able to run for 20 secs without a big huff and puff after 8 weeks ago...

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Thanks Jeshi, I don't think I am going fast at all(just under 8 mins including warm up and cool down) and would like to improve the time. I think one thing that often strikes me is the dreaded side stitch.

 

I need to pay attention and take note of the factors that are causing my run to be miserable. I'm achy from yesterday's run, could be due to almost a week's inactivity or 2 consecutive days of running.

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