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C25k graduates and general running for pleasure!

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sparkle12mar08 Sun 14-Jul-13 16:03:34

Couldn't really find anything to post on that wasn't really old so thought I'd start a new thread smile Hopefully we can have some general chat about running, what we're doing, challenges, problems etc.

To start it off, I'm really struggling with the heat at the moment. It's really awkward because I've tended to go after the school run but that's just too hot now. I run anything between 6k and 10k and I'd have to go at either 6am before dh goes to work, or at 7.30-8pm, neither of which appeal at all! In contrast I ran this morning at about 8:30 and it was cool and a little misty, about 15deg. It felt amazing, and I knocked 1min 27 off my 5k PB, coming in at 30m 36s. I'm just going to have to deal with getting up early, aren't I?!

Poppy4453 Thu 25-Jul-13 10:07:40

Ladies, can i join you. I've been running for a few weeks now and I'm quite suprised at how much i like it.
I run on moorland and do 2.5 miles in 30mins. I could go faster but its quite rocky so i fear i will fall.

I was hot last night, much harder to run in the heat!

sparkle12mar08 Thu 25-Jul-13 20:25:04


I tried posting yesterday but couldn't get a signal. We arrived safely at the campsite and the canal is literally 150 yards away. Had a lovely gentle run on the towpath this morning, but it was lovely having a change and running somewhere different. It's made me realise I need to have a broader range of routes at home to stave off any boredom.

Am tempted to run again tomorrow morning as although I wouldn't usually run two days in a row, we've been eating a lot of indulgent things, and we had a tutored beer tasting this afternoon too!

Oh and did I mention we're child free for five days too grin

CoteDAzur Fri 26-Jul-13 13:49:17

May I join you? I ran 5K in 35 mins today and totaled 7K in 50 mins with sprints & walking in the end. I hope to reach 10K in the next few months and run two 10K races at the end of the year smile

EauRouge Fri 02-Aug-13 09:16:07

How's everyone doing?

I'm loving my new Garmin, it makes such a difference running without a massive phone strapped to my arm.

I've been concentrating on my running technique after seeing photos of me at Parkrun with my arse sticking out like a duck. I'm trying to keep my pelvis pointing forwards more and it seems to be helping because I've finally cracked 5k in 30 mins! Got 29.42 the other day, I'm really pleased- hopefully I'll be able to get a sub-30 parkrun soon but the course is tougher than my regular route.

And I've just ordered my first pair of trail shoes.

sparkle12mar08 Fri 02-Aug-13 16:51:39

I've kind of given up in this weather atm, and the way our holidays fall over the next three weeks is awkward. I am committed to continuing to run but the next couple of weeks will be difficult. However we are doing a fortnight's cycling holiday so that will help maintain my general fitness.

On the upside I've lost about four pounds in the last month because I've been a bit more careful about my general diet. It just goes to show, you simply can't out-train a bad diet!

sparkle12mar08 Fri 02-Aug-13 16:52:06

Oh and super congrats for sub 30min 5k EauRouge!

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