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First run for two weeks.

Frank-ntj
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Parkrun today and my first run for two weeks due to a recurrence of my left Achillies problem. I used the Portsmouth lakeside run as it is a flat course and I planned a nice steady run, thankfully all seems ok with only slight discomfort at the start. Pleased with my time of 27:03 for the 3.1 miles at a pace of 8.46 per mile. Tomorrow I will start training for the Great South run in earnest following their training plan. I've got to admit I've been a right grumpy guts lately not going out, funny how things change so quickly, I'm sitting writing this post as bright as a button. Happy days, have a great weekend all! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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aliboo70
aliboo70Graduate10

That's good news Frank!we like you feeling bright as a button!๐Ÿ˜Š

Frank-ntj
Frank-ntjGraduate10 in reply to aliboo70

Thanks Ali, it was getting out today with no niggles.

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador

27:03 after a period of injury Frank? That is very impressive, and I am very jealous! Glad things are back on track today. Good luck with your GSR training ๐Ÿ˜€!

aliboo70
aliboo70Graduate10 in reply to Sandraj39

GSR gang Sandra!!! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador in reply to aliboo70

Ali, just replied to you below, I think๐Ÿ™‚

Frank-ntj
Frank-ntjGraduate10 in reply to Sandraj39

Thanks Sandra, time to get my head down now.

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador

Am putting my entry in when I get paid in about 10 days! My sister is also going to do it ( far better runner than me๐Ÿ˜ฎ) which will be great support for me. I am excited and petrified in equal measures! Me? Run 10 miles? Ha ha ha!!๐Ÿ˜ฎ What am I thinking Ali? ...this is going to require a lot of positive self-talk on my part! (And a fair amount of physical effort!)๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป

aliboo70
aliboo70Graduate10 in reply to Sandraj39

you'll be fine Sandra! i have 100% faith in you!! :)

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador in reply to aliboo70

๐Ÿ˜€!

aliboo70
aliboo70Graduate10 in reply to Sandraj39

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ

JaySeeSkinny
JaySeeSkinnyGraduate10 in reply to Sandraj39

Course you'll be fine ! You're doing the training, you can already do 10k easily and when have you not achieved anything in running that you really put your mind to?

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador in reply to JaySeeSkinny

Thanks JaySeeSkinny! That is exactly how I need to see things...!

Frank-ntj
Frank-ntjGraduate10 in reply to Sandraj39

That's great news, you'll thoroughly enjoy it. It'll be C25K out in force!

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador in reply to Frank-ntj

It will be fab, and nice to meet a few faces from here hopefully! ๐Ÿ™‚

Irishprincess
IrishprincessGraduate10 in reply to Sandraj39

You can do it Sandra. I have complete confidence ๐Ÿค—

poppypug
poppypugGraduate10

Ah that's good news Frank , the Racing Snake is back ! :-)

These niggly injuries are a right pain in the wotsit aren't they ?

Looks like C25k will be out in full strength for Portsmouth , it will be lovely for you all to meet up again and with Sandraj39 as well - Fab !

Have a cuppa tea for me ( and a big slice of cake ! ) xxx

Frank-ntj
Frank-ntjGraduate10 in reply to poppypug

I've been a right misery guts, but the smiles back now! ๐Ÿ˜€ It will be great and I think I will do the extra cuppa justice! Hope your training going well for you, have a great weekend! xxx ๐Ÿ˜Ž

poppypug
poppypugGraduate10 in reply to Frank-ntj

Yes the training is going really well thanks . I'm still enjoying it ! :-)

Have a great weekend Frank ! :-) xxx

Irishprincess
IrishprincessGraduate10

That's a fab time Frank! Go you! And I just can't imagine you as a grumpy guts. Did someone tell you that? ๐Ÿ˜Š

Frank-ntj
Frank-ntjGraduate10 in reply to Irishprincess

Thanks IP, well maybe not too grumpy, more sulking really but the smiles back again! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Curlygurly2
Curlygurly2Graduate10

I was wondering where you were and hoping it wasn't a recurrence of your injury. Glad to hear it's getting better, take it easy and do your calf raises!

Frank-ntj
Frank-ntjGraduate10 in reply to Curlygurly2

Thanks Sarah, slow but sure I think!

Curlygurly2
Curlygurly2Graduate10 in reply to Frank-ntj

Mine is the right Achilles, we could always do a three-legged run...

Frank-ntj
Frank-ntjGraduate10 in reply to Curlygurly2

Ha ha, we'll probably end up going round in circles! ๐Ÿ˜Ž How's your achillies these days?

Curlygurly2
Curlygurly2Graduate10 in reply to Frank-ntj

It's fine, so far, touch wood! I've been working on my technique, smaller steps at a faster cadence, and concentrating on picking up my feet - seems to be working for me, with an unexpected increase in pace. It's hard on the stamina though...It's hot here, so I've been doing shorter distances, really missing a long run!

yes we'd go round in circles, you're a lot faster than me! xx

Frank-ntj
Frank-ntjGraduate10 in reply to Curlygurly2

I think I might give your technique a try, anything that can keep it in check will good. Good to hear your problem ok! Sounds like your weather is better than ours, it's very changeable here. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Curlygurly2
Curlygurly2Graduate10 in reply to Frank-ntj

The weather has been really nice, not too hot most of the time, just like the best English summer you can imagine, but for longer! Unfortunately the mornings have been hot and humid, a bit too hot for running far, but it's cooling down a bit now.

AncientMum
AncientMumGraduate10

Well done Frank, good to hear your Achilles is behaving now :)

Frank-ntj
Frank-ntjGraduate10 in reply to AncientMum

Thanks AM, just keeping my fingers crossed. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate10

Good to hear you're back out there! Makes us right grumps doesn't it when we can't run

Good luck with your training. Take it steady!

Frank-ntj
Frank-ntjGraduate10 in reply to misswobble

Thanks missW, I was probably sulking but hey ho out and about again now with a smile! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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