30.05 for me today. I knew it'd be slow, bit annoye that if I'd pushed I couldve knocked 5 seconds off and been under 30, but hey, I got out there, and smiled most of teh way round.
After I'd collected my keys and was walking back to my car, there was a girl struggling in the home stretch, in fact she was heading for the verge to throw up! So well done everyone - this may be a fun run, but it's not easy.
Did my first ever parkrun today -was a bit nervous as I haven't run much this summer after injuring my knee - and was just happy to finish with being last, or walking. But my time was 27'55, so am thrilled! Started running two years ago at the age of 43, and still can't quite believe I can do it!
I've been 5:2ing since January - it's totally doable, and the support group on here is the bestest.
Went for a long run this morning - legs still aching after yesterdays ParkRun, but I'm determined to get back into regular running. In fact, there's an 8 mile cross-country run by a beautiful beach near me next month - on my actual birthday as it happens! Very tempted to sign up for it.
Links arms with Biscuits - I want to start 5:2ing in november after my marathon. I need all the calories I can get atm - and am using them - but am likely to want to continue to eat this much when recovering . and well done to your DS. I want to get my two (16 and almost 12) to run with me but they won't.
How far did you go Melanie? I did 10 miles, a bit sore after pushing hard yesterday but I enjoyed it more than I've enjoyed any other running this last week.
Hello all, well done on your runs I did 35 exactly this week. It had felt steadier than my previous run so I'm not surprised I was a bit slower. I walked a lot less and later in the course so I guess my pacing was better. Next time I'm really really going to try to run the whole lot.
I had fun at the running club I tried out last week. Next week is a timed 5-mile run though, which I think will be much less fun! Two miles further than I've ever run before...
7k this morning, but I really enjoyed it. I love running past trees - I look up to their very tops, and think about how long they've been there, and breathe in their power and resilience. Sounds daft, I know, but it helps me get my posture right and keep my head up.
I've signed up for the 8 mile cross-country Gr8 run. I'm clearly never going to be a speed runner, so I'll enjoy exploring the variety of different running events there are.
Well done wem I honestly think pacing is half the battle tbh. Once I'd worked that out it all got a lot easier.
Just did a lovely 5 miles with a friend. My joints are a little achy but I have done a lot more sprinting recently so I'm trying to make sure I stretch out and must must take my rest days, even though I don't really want too.
Well done Salted, that's excellent for your first time!
And IsThat, I have to admit that during every parkrun I still think "oh wouldn't it be lovely to have a lie down on that park bench" and "it wouldn't be too bad if I took that wee shortcut, would it?". It's a battle of wills with myself every week. I don't have those thoughts when I do my longer, more meandering runs, but I find 5k race pace painful!
Hopefully it'll get easier as I do more intervals, I'm still learning how this all works. I used to sprint at school, so running all out comes naturally, but it's the endurance bit I need to get my head around!
Newrow, that is exactly what I think, every week. Good to know that I am not alone Dh did his 2nd sprint triathlon yesterday, am very tempted to have a go myself next year. Mainly because, unlike our local triathlon it is very flat, and I am petrified of going downhill fast on a bike If I do it I will need to seriously up my game and get much faster at running. Oh anc learn yo swim frontcrawl! Has anyone ever had a go?
Biscuits - I thought that about low carbing too, but the thing is that eating carbs is a vicious circle. The more you eat them, the more you want them. If you stop, you stop craving them Plus, low carbing massively reduces your appetite. It's amazing actually! Sorry - I am the evangelical low carb newbie. Will shut up now ..... except to say that I lost 8lb in 10 days!
holmes it's not just me that eats carbs, they are often included in our evening meals, whether it's spag Bol, lasagne or chips. So I wouldn't be able to cut them from my menu (nor do I want to). It was my first fast day today and even though I was over 500 cals, it was only by an extra 55 so I'm pleased with that
Yes - that can be tricky with the low carbing. I just skip the pasta and have a big salad with my bolognese. The rest of the family still have it though. Well done on your fast day! Do you try and avoid fasting on days when you run?