Parkrunners anonymous

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IsThatTrue Sun 27-Oct-13 18:37:34

Hi everyone. I thought we could do with a new shiny thread.

All runners are welcome here smile

A massive well done to all runners this week. I managed to get out today and did 3.5 miles in 32 minutes. It made me feel slightly less guilty about missing parkrun on Saturday (although it is the first since August so not too bad).

Knackerelli Sun 23-Mar-14 18:16:23

Hello ladies! Have slipped back into lurkerdom as due to work taking over my life parkrun was the only time I was getting to run. Life is pretty stressful at the moment too so my times are getting slower and slower! It's true what was said up thread, you've just got to push yourself. I don't have the mental strength at the moment so have decided to not beat myself up about it but enjoy the fact that I'm running and outside.

OhOneOhTwoOhThree Sun 23-Mar-14 20:50:40

Hello Knackerelli. Same here, life is getting in the way of running and I didn't even get to parkrun yesterday. Treat it as an extended rest, and when you get back to it you will be fast again. Fact is, you are getting yourself up and out and exercising even when life is tough, and that has to be a good thing. Hope work improves for you.

thenightsky Sun 23-Mar-14 21:41:05

At least we are out there, running, at 9am on Saturday mornings. I'm glad I can do that. It's a base to build on.

Knackerelli Tue 25-Mar-14 18:44:58

Thank you ohone and thenightsky, I appreciate the support. I've goven myself a mental shake and told myself to enjoy the times I do get to run! Think I was adding to my stress because I've signed up to do a 10k in may and 5k at the moment is the max I can do. Oh well, one foot at a time. That goes for work aswell as running!

Blatherskite Thu 27-Mar-14 16:57:18

The 'graduation' run from my 5k course is this Saturday and I'm really quite nervous!

I went out and ran the course yesterday and did it in 25:47 which was below my 26 minute target but it really bloody hurt! Then, because I got all excited and put my time on FB, the guys running it have reduced my target time to 25:30! Just 17 seconds to lose in 4 days then! shock

I'm going to go and I'm going to give it my all but in my head, anything sub 26 is good enough for me. Running with almost 500 other people may spur me on - or they may all get in the way and slow me down. There are a couple of bottleneck points on that course where everyone has to slow down so unless I can speed up for the free-er sections, I'm going to really struggle to go any quicker than yesterday.

Feeling good that I've done it now. I haven't been that fast for a long, long time - since before I tore my calf in fact - so it feels good to be back and improving again. Just got to stay injury free and building on it now.

Once this Saturday is over I really need to start working on my distances again as I've only got 3 weeks until my next half marathon! At least that one can't hurt as much as last time. When I checked my Garmin stats, it had been 6 months between my last 13 mile training run and the half! I'd not run longer than 7 miles in between times. Even if I don't do any extra training this time, at least it will only be 6 weeks since I did the distance this time.

I'm sure you'll be great blatherskite! Well done on our pb and I reckon you'll do those 17s quicker too smile

Thread dropped off I've been so inactive! Is someone going to start a new one as we're close to the end of this?

I will soon be ED of our parkrun, not quite sure how that happened shock

Blatherskite Thu 27-Mar-14 18:21:03

Oh Wow cinnamon, that's fantastic! I have my RD training the day after the half in 3 weeks and I'm really nervous about that too.

Standingonlego Fri 28-Mar-14 20:41:27

It is my local 100th parkrun tomorrow - how exciting, we got a letter from the QUEEN!!!!

thenightsky Fri 28-Mar-14 21:11:03

Good luck for tomorrow everyone smile

OhOneOhTwoOhThree Sat 29-Mar-14 08:24:18

Happy Parkrun daygrin
Lovely and sunny heresmile

Meglet Sat 29-Mar-14 11:39:09

Bad parkrun here today and self indulgent moan coming up sad.

5yo DD sulked from the start line, and continued to do so all the way round. 7yo DS was furious with her because he wanted a bit of a jog, but no, we had to cajole, bribe and haul her around the course. She wasn't at all tired, just sulking for the sake of it. It's times like this that being a LP is crap.

And I had new trainers on that barely broke into a jog. <Sigh>.

standingonlego The Queen!! Did they read the letter out in the pre-run meeting?

OhOneOhTwoOhThree Sat 29-Mar-14 11:59:30

Not a great run for me today, but it has been a manic week and I'm just glad I got up and out.

Apparently my town is the unhappiest place to live in the UK, so these guys have been organising a Bedford Happy day today. Parkrun was awarded the first Happy Certificate this morning, because people said that the park and parkrun made them happy grin. Here is our ED getting the award smile

thenightsky Sat 29-Mar-14 14:27:41

Slow and ploddy for me today, but at least I got round with nothing hurting too much grin

OhOneOhTwoOhThree Sat 29-Mar-14 15:17:46

Well done nightsky smile

Blatherskite Sat 29-Mar-14 17:42:25

Oh no. So sorry to hear everyone had bad parkruns sad

I came to bounce about getting my PB but feel bad now.

There's always next week grin ??

OhOneOhTwoOhThree Sat 29-Mar-14 20:20:38

Any bright ideas for a witty title for our next thread?

I am not witty!

Well done blatherskite!

I ran at 6 this morning and then had to take ds's to parkrun with me, ended up with ds1 doing tokens and me timekeeping as didn't have enough volunteers, he did a great job and they got to play at the park while I processed results with a cuppa. We had 8 pb's out of 38 runners grin

Standingonlego Sat 29-Mar-14 22:29:30

Well...a poor show here today as well, in that I did not even make it to parkrun to join in the 100 celebrations sad Had to do last minute Mothers days shopping as DH hockey match was 2 hours earlier than thought so suddenly all the plans for the day had to be timeshifted. We had a record 350something runners though.

blathers brilliant news on PB, a shiny light in the gloom, what time did you get????

OhOneOhTwoOhThree Sat 29-Mar-14 23:43:56

Forgot to say, we had a lady at our parkrun with a 250 tee-shirt today <respect>

OhOneOhTwoOhThree Sat 29-Mar-14 23:52:20

Unwitty new thread

Melanie - I haven't, but the more I talk to friends who are running the London marathon, the more I wish I was doing it. I loved my marathon last year, but was pretty run out by the end of all the training and the marathon itself (I still haven't quite got my running mojo back properly).

OhOneOhTwoOhThree Sat 29-Mar-14 23:53:39

I have started a new thread so we have a home when this one fills up - please stay to the left as you move over!

OhOneOhTwoOhThree Sat 29-Mar-14 23:54:26

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