christened the new trainers , as it was dry this evening , 8.5k in 51 mins , i am quite pleased as it took me an hour last week, but i guess that was due to snow, and my pacing hasn't improved that dramatically in a week lol but it was deffo easier , but am trying hard not to overdo it and stress my joints too much, my feet arches start to ache at an hour, but lungs can do more - frustrating
i have read lots on training so now i am not too hung up on time and focus on a steady pace i can sustain, i prob could go faster or harder but not for long ,
i like evening runs , they are good for thinking and de-stressing
the grumpy cat makes me chuckle - when i have done a race/event i will put a running one on, it took days to get approved.
oh kate i am positively jealous of your travels, japan, USA, erm Uk not as exciting i have to admit lol
hope you feeling better soon, no point training unwell, will only prolong illness and not improve fitness
i want to run this evening as i prefer evening, but also want to do park run in the morning and beat my 5k time, which may not be possible if i run this eve, maybe i will do a slow walk jog with the dog instead of a 'run'
oh exams at least you get o mark them, i have to sit one monday morn, well speak one, i have my oral exam , groan....... i talk to myself in my head while running
Good luck with your 20-minuter Bella. I did mine last Sunday and it feels soooo good after it's done! Loving the idea of running in Florida on hols Kate. It'll be a bit of a struggle going out in the cold when you get back though I reckon!
I've only got out once this week as dead busy so need to get off my bum today. However, I celebrated the end of my dry January a little too hard last night and not feeling very "get up and go."
heyyyy i am so pleased , did park run this morning, i was 200th women finishing, and 10th in age category, and finally got sub 30 mins, i finished my 5k in 28.32 , whooooop, obvs this beat my PB by a whopping 163 seconds
can you tell i am rather excited about this? its funny doing all these runs on your own you don't feel you are improving, but i guess you do
well done everyone else still at in , lol at maisie , enjoy your hang over , poor thing , i am due one of those in a few weeks when i have finished my weekends on rota
Well done Curly! I'm so looking forward to starting park runs. They sound really motivating!
And my update is I've been out, hangover blown away. And from now all my runs have no little walking breaks ... yay!
Wow curly - Im so impressed! Well done you must feel epic!
Hangover gone is good news! I finished my dry Jan as well - but have been a bit scared to drink! I used to have about half a bottle of red a night, and although I dont think I was addicted, I do think it was a habit. I also think I was permenantly thirsty as everytime I think about having some wine, I drink water and the feeling goes away.
Anyway. OH and I are off to London (with the little one) for an overnight in a couple of weeks so I may treat myself to a G&T then. Im avoiding wine as it is just so carby and will spark off cravings for food Im not allowed on this diet!
Talking of which, the scales havent moved (I lie - they went up) I really dont believe them - because I am definitely smaller than I was 3 weeks ago.
Anyway, I just returned from my Week 5 run 3. 20 minutes solid! Im not fast, but Im learning to pace myself.
Happy running all!
Well done Becky. One hour 10 mins is amazing!
I dont take any notice of the scales to be honest. CLothes size is so much more important to me. I want to wear size 12 clothes. I dont care what number the scales throw up at me!
Oh .. I wish I could ignore the scales. I have a pesky half stone which I cannot ignore. I'm hoping that when I shift that I will then be able to stop thinking about the numbers and just concentrate on how I feel ... which is a hell of a lot better since I've started running!
Bella ... I know exactly what you mean about being scared have a drink now! I felt I had to get it out of my system on 1 Feb but now I want to carry on being really restrictive until I can be sure I have got into the fitness habit. For me alcohol = rubbish food on way home and mornings wasted feeling sorry for myself!!
You will so enjoy that G&T when you have it ...
Becky ... well done for picking up where you left off. So many people must give up after having a set back only a couple of weeks in. Show's this is going to happen!
Hope you've all got lovely weeks coming up!
Hiya all, I have only just joined runnersworld and have had a quick look at blog so far, I have recently started running and completed a 10 week beginners course building up to running 30-40 mins, I think this was similar to couch to 5km. I now run/jog 5km a couple of times a week and yesterday I completed my first 5km race (Poole Park Run) in 33.44mins, I think I started a bit quick as felt exhausted at times however am pleased that I have made that first step. I have also felt smug all weekend and told everyone that would listen about my first race. I do hope that my training will help me to complete 5km within 30 mins however I have no idea how long that could take. I am also interested in building up towards a 10km so if anyone knows any training plans please let me know. I highly recommend park run for all beginners. For all of you just starting out good luck!!!
hi kat, i am a huge parkrun fan now, i just ran my 4th one
my times are 33 mins, 31, 32 mins (snow) and 28.32 mins woo, so am sure will get sub 30 mins faster than you think, i deffo was too quick on my 1st one, it hurt my lungs, i have worked out how to pace better on my running at home in evenings, then when i got to 4k sign on parkrun i went as fast as i could
i also like to tell everyone about it, i am quite proud, i don't always feel like getting up to run sat mornings but glad i did when i finish, however i prefer evening running and going to bed snug and tired
i am also planning on a 10k , i am considering a half marathon but not yet as i have loads going on and want some good training in to give a good effort
Get Laura out again runforest! I don't know what I'm going to do when she leaves me.
Just done my first 25mins and she said I was a runner!
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