Thanks Isthattrue can't wait to do the next Park Run. I will def take a look at the book you mentioned. Who's it by? I run with my dog but, just use one of those double Halti training leads. It's long enough to go around my waist leaving ample length to attach to the dog. I usually let her go off lead once we get to the safe bits.
eaurouge now that is plain unfair of your DH, nobody should be made to take turns for park runs! How rude!
I'm going to have to miss at least 1 this summer as there isn't a park run near my mums house and we're up there over a weekend, boo although I'm really looking forward to running along the seafront, and if the tide is out maybe even the beach. I don't think I could manage to run on dry sand I find it hard enough to walk on! Lol
watchingout I did my first parkrun to celebrate finishing c25k. Made the mistake of going far too fast on my first one and struggled to get a pb. At a different parkrun course I did a comfortable run the first time and had several pbs in a line. My local parkrun is wide tarmac paths so we have lots of prams, dogs and walkers... Just remember its a run not a race Oh and dfyb!
I've given mine to a friend to laminate it but for now I'm using one, the rest of the spares are on my desk.
heysoul have you used mapmyrun to work out new routes? I used to run with music all the time but now I find the peace and quiet soooo lovely (gone from 2 dc at school full time while I work in silence at home, to 2 dc at school full time while I work from home with 7mo ds2!) so I haven't got round to making any playlists.
In an hour and a half I will be tanking it up a hill. And jogging back down, repeatedly
jellybrain I'm sorry I stupidly asked dd to read me the author off my book and she told me the name under a quote on the front cover. The real author is Alexandra Heminsley. I shall never trust an 8yo again!
Have some tissues ready its quite emotional. A friend read it on the plane to Ireland and said she sobbed most of the way. I'm a hard faced cow made of sterner stuff and only cried a little!
Well I went for my run last night, it wasn't a fast one 6.5k (4.2mile) in 48 minutes. But there were a lot of hills. I use the strava app on my iPhone while running and it tells you how much 'elevation gain' there is for your run. It was 1009ft. In the past 28 days I have run 13 times with a sum total of 2216 fr elevation gain! So I've never done a run with quite as much (or anywhere near as much) hilly stuff. But I survived rest now until weds/thurs eve when I'm going y To do my longest ever run (8k)!!
Does anybody else use running apps? What do you find best?
I used Runmeter for c25k but am having problems with GPS now I am going for the 10k - probably because the trees have leaves on now so I don't always have a clear view of the sky. I'm finding I can't update now as my phone doesn't have the right os. Luckily I am due for an upgrade at the end of the month. So currently I am timing my run and then calculating the distance using mapmyrun. Managed 8.48 km in 57 mins on Sunday which included reuniting a wondering dog with it's owner.