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I have only ever run outside and have no idea how fast I'm going. I take it easy though.
D2 was surprisingly doable. I was going to do D3 this morning but it was pouring down rain so I'm going to aim for tomorrow evening.
Originally Posted by MichelleBFT
MichelleBFT, did you get through D3 yet?
Did the W5D3 20 minute run yesterday!!! I was incredibly slow but I did it!!
"And politically correct is the worst term, not just because it’s dismissive, but because it narrows down the whole social justice spectrum to this idea that it’s about being polite instead of about dismantling the oppressive social structure of power.
Fun Fact: When you actively avoid being “PC,” you’re not being forward-thinking or unique. You’re buying into systems of oppression that have existed since before you were even born, and you’re keeping those systems in place."
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Congratulations on getting through 20 minutes!

My turn is tomorrow.
I'm gearing up for W6D1 in a bit. How'd you do w/ W5D3?
"And politically correct is the worst term, not just because it’s dismissive, but because it narrows down the whole social justice spectrum to this idea that it’s about being polite instead of about dismantling the oppressive social structure of power.
Fun Fact: When you actively avoid being “PC,” you’re not being forward-thinking or unique. You’re buying into systems of oppression that have existed since before you were even born, and you’re keeping those systems in place."
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W6D1 done!! I didn't actually look up the run before I went out, just listened for the podcast cues. My runner friend who's been doing the last week or so with me says we ran faster today than monday when we did the 20 minute run, so that's good. Did a little sprint in the beginning of the last run too. I find I like my sprinting pace better, it's more comfortable for me with my long legs, but I absolutey cannot keep it up for long. When I'm done with the C25k program (estimated mid-late July) I'm going to work on speed, see if I can get closer to that long stride when I run.
"And politically correct is the worst term, not just because it’s dismissive, but because it narrows down the whole social justice spectrum to this idea that it’s about being polite instead of about dismantling the oppressive social structure of power.
Fun Fact: When you actively avoid being “PC,” you’re not being forward-thinking or unique. You’re buying into systems of oppression that have existed since before you were even born, and you’re keeping those systems in place."
Stolen.
W4D3 today. I can't wait until I can run 25 minutes without stopping!
Holy hell, W4 was like slow torture. I hated just about every minute of it save for D1.

W5 is much better.
"And politically correct is the worst term, not just because it’s dismissive, but because it narrows down the whole social justice spectrum to this idea that it’s about being polite instead of about dismantling the oppressive social structure of power.
Fun Fact: When you actively avoid being “PC,” you’re not being forward-thinking or unique. You’re buying into systems of oppression that have existed since before you were even born, and you’re keeping those systems in place."
Stolen.
Holy hell, W4 was like slow torture. I hated just about every minute of it save for D1.

W5 is much better.
Originally Posted by MichelleBFT
Yeah it was not easy. I'm glad it's over lol Thank goodness you say W5 is better!
Ok...after two attempts I completed W5D3!!

First attempt I had to stop at about 12 minutes because my shins were on fire. But tonight I was fine except for the in the first half when my legs felt like lead.

It felt soooooooooo good to finish and I'm so very pround of myself. No one really knows that I'm doing this and those that do know, don't take me seriously. It's good to come here and report the progress.
Congrats Nutkin!

completed W5D1 today I honestly don't know how I did it. At one time I was asking God to please help me finish but I got thru it. I'm a little intimidated about day 3
Don't be!! You got this far, nothing's stopping you. Even if you need to try a couple of times, you'll do it.

I did W6D2 today. Slow as ish again but I did it and didn't even hate it.
"And politically correct is the worst term, not just because it’s dismissive, but because it narrows down the whole social justice spectrum to this idea that it’s about being polite instead of about dismantling the oppressive social structure of power.
Fun Fact: When you actively avoid being “PC,” you’re not being forward-thinking or unique. You’re buying into systems of oppression that have existed since before you were even born, and you’re keeping those systems in place."
Stolen.
Thanks for the encouragement Michelle! I'll report back and let ya'll know how I did. I'm supposed to do it on Wednesday
Absolutely let me know, but I know you won't have a problem.

What I do towards the end of a run that I really don't want to keep running, I just think about what a bummer it would be to get home and have to tell my husband and my friends that I didn't finish. Try it!! Even if you're slow and feel gross, just keep convincing yourself to go for another 15 seconds. And another 15 seconds. And how much you don't want THIS to be the run you don't finish. It's given me the motivation to keep going when I really don't want to a bunch of times.

Good luck!! I know you'll do fine.
"And politically correct is the worst term, not just because it’s dismissive, but because it narrows down the whole social justice spectrum to this idea that it’s about being polite instead of about dismantling the oppressive social structure of power.
Fun Fact: When you actively avoid being “PC,” you’re not being forward-thinking or unique. You’re buying into systems of oppression that have existed since before you were even born, and you’re keeping those systems in place."
Stolen.
I'm in. W1D1 2nite. Actually following the version from Runner's World. Similar but same idea. Work your way up to 30 minutes of running without being rushed to the emergency room!
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g/l tryn!
I'm hoping to have a bit of it myself that day...
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I'm not doing this, since I'm already a runner, but I do recommend this program to everyone who'll listen and I wanted to say: WOOHOO! to all of you who are following it! You're all doing great!!! Keep up the good work! Running really does get easier, I swear!
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Well, I finished W6 on Monday, so had planned to go out for W7D1 tonight, but it looked like it was going to rain. So I did a like three minute warm up walk and ran for about ten minutes, including a sprint towards the end, and then cooled off for about two minutes. It was good I did, too, since if I'd stayed out for the full 35 minutes I would have gotten COMPLETELY drenched. Which would have been not so much fun.

Also, I've made a habit of not looking ahead to see what my run is until I'm walking out the door to go do it. So I had no IDEA that I had a week's worth of 25 minute runs ahead of me!!! What the frak!?!?!?!?
"And politically correct is the worst term, not just because it’s dismissive, but because it narrows down the whole social justice spectrum to this idea that it’s about being polite instead of about dismantling the oppressive social structure of power.
Fun Fact: When you actively avoid being “PC,” you’re not being forward-thinking or unique. You’re buying into systems of oppression that have existed since before you were even born, and you’re keeping those systems in place."
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LMAO @ Michelle. Talking to myself as I ran did help. Thank u for the tip lol

I did w5d3 today and it was great! It wasn't as difficult as I thought I know using the treadmill has caused this difference in my runs though. I can't wait to get back outside. Keep moving curlies!

Hey Wile, were u able to run today?
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tryn, have you found using the tm is worse or better for your runs? Congrats on the w5d3

I was supposed to run Wed, but had an important cert exam to pass for my job. I passed!! So, needless to say, I've been celebrating since & will thru the w/e. I really need to run today...we shall see

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