Weekly chat 21 - 28 August: Hi everybody... - Bridge to 10K

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Weekly chat 21 - 28 August

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Hi everybody,

Please feel free to share your runs here and chat about how it's all going,

Sometimes we don't feel like putting a whole post up but just want to share something small, so this is a great place for doing that during the week.

If youre a lurker it is a great place to say a little hi without the pressure of a full post.

Wishing you all a happy and healthy week,

Juju and Realfoodieclub

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Hi there, just got my shiny graduate badge from C25K and ready to take the next step... is there an app for 5k plus?

in reply to Ktblonde

Congrats on graduating! Have you tried the C25K+ podcasts? Stepping Stone, Stamina and Speed? They are great, I still use them.

in reply to Anniemurph

Thanks Annie, I'll take a look. I really liked the app as I could mark each run 'completed' and see my progress πŸ™‚


3rd week of serious training for the Great South Run. Clocked up 3 runs - shortish interval run, a 10k, and my local parkrun. All supplemented with a swimfit class, a couple of aqua aerobics classes, a session with my newly acquired personal trainer and a session in the gym working through the glutes/abs programme he has given me. I feel exhausted writing it down! I am tackling this with the zeal and obsession I had for C25K. After a couple of years of drifting around running regularly but not improving, I am hoping it's the kick up the backside I need to progress. Even if most other areas of my life will have to go on hold until after 22nd October. I have also signed up to do the RNLI 10k in Southsea 2 weeks before the GSR as part of my training.


Back on track...yeayyyyyy!!!

Happy, happy me :) After lots of building back up over the weeks since the stint on the IC....a lovely 5K... 34 minutes:)

Calf fine... I am so thankful! Now for the trek back up to 10K.... slow and steady!

Plus, Realfoodieclub Core exercises.... first ones today!

Happy healthy running one and all!


Feeling a bit pants at the moment as my running has dropped off considerably. However, I have made the decision to ask for a cortisone injection in my shoulder :O because it is really affecting my running (amongst other things) and I feel it in my back and ribs as well. I can't do much in the way of core exercises which means that on longer runs I am knackered. Wish me luck!

in reply to Anniemurph

Huge good luck you...! Hope the injection does the trick!!! We could do a gentle run together next week... a meet up ? ...I might be able to keep up with you, if you are not on top form:)

in reply to Oldfloss

Oooh, that would be lovely! I don't think I have a top form, Floss, and a meet-up with C25K friends is always wonderful!

Thank you also for your good wishes :)


Just completed my first week 4 run of 3x18 minutes. Up the hill again then round the various roads and footpaths before running back to home - misjudged the distance so had to carry on rather than turning into my road....7.19k covered at the same speed as last week.

Feeling fed up, leg elevated, first running related injury despite doing everything by the book. 10 mins out on this morning's run had to hobble home with lower calf/Achilles pain. Had hoped to run Parkrun on Saturday but fear that might not happen now.

Sorry for the gloom but just had to tell someone!


First post holiday run this morning. Just back from a cruise, did lots of walking and a little swimming but no running at all! Hubby ran round the deck for 30 minutes, but I wasn't tempted to join him. So today I got back into it. I knew it wouldn't be easy. I managed 5K non stop in about 32 minutes and decided to try for 10K. I spent the following 30 minutes run/walking and covered nearly 4 more Km. Not bad, but legs didn't want to carry on so I came home. Next run will be Parkrun, not looking for a quick time though!


9km in 1 hour 10 minutes 19 seconds. The 10k is in sight.

I am using Polyrunner 162 to make sure I am not running too fast. Then just a little bit of Polyrunner 164 because I can't be bothered to change the track after the hour is up.


So I went for a run last nIght with another 3 from the running group that I go to. I normally only run twice a week and go to the gym twice a week but I knew I needed to up the running to achieve 10k next Sunday in the run that I've entered. The 3 I ran with have managed 10k before and one is training to do the GNR but they didn't zoom off, we stayed together, nice steady pace and they didn't say how far they were running we just kept going and kept chatting. The first time the distance was checked was when we reached 8.60k, the furthest I've run so far but still felt ok other than my legs feeling a little wobbly. We carried on with a running report of distance and by the time we got back to our cars we had ran 10.5k, I was totally amazed, not just at the distance but how good I felt and the support all the way round was fab too. I have to say that I am no longer fearing the run next week and also how enjoyable it was πŸƒπŸƒπŸ‘β˜Ί

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