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Run 1 of ju-ju's 10k plan

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10

I started with the short run, as I'm tired from my core outwards, despite a good night's sleep. As I hoped, it's actually shifted some of my sluggish feeling, but I didn't want to push further tonight. Pace a bit slower this evening. Feel energised now though.

It's a bit further than 2.5k because my old lady eyesight isn't brilliant for reading my Garmin in the dark, even with the backlight on, so I only look from time to time. Don't want to set it to buzz me every half km as that would drive me mad.

I didn't try the intervals as I was tired setting off, but because I'm running up and down inclines all the time, I reckon I'm doing them inadvertently anyway.

It's really good to have a plan to work to. Thank you ju-ju-

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Lordi
LordiGraduate10

Flick. On the Garmin you can set the second data screen to show distance only, which means it's in huge numbers (even I can read it!). Try it.

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10 in reply to Lordi

Ok I will. Does that mean switching between screens? Im usually pretty nifty at setting up trackers, cameras, phones etc, but for some reason I havent explored the Garmin to its full potential

Lordi
LordiGraduate10

In "Data screens" there is an option to set screen 2 on or off. I set screen 2 on, specify 1 field - distance. Then when u start running the screen initially shows 4 fields but if you press the down button you get distance only in glorious ten feet tall hollywood billboard stylee.

pinkaardvark
pinkaardvarkGraduate10 in reply to Lordi

That's handy to know Mr "Oops I just did a Half Marathon and had no idea" :O

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10 in reply to pinkaardvark

Shurrup, i hate you! Ah, but you have youth and beauty. I will get there ;)

pinkaardvark
pinkaardvarkGraduate10 in reply to FlickM3

What did I do??

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10 in reply to pinkaardvark

Accidentally ran a half marathon - or was that Lordi ? Anyway, only joking :)

pinkaardvark
pinkaardvarkGraduate10 in reply to FlickM3

That was lordi... I would definitely know about it if I ran 5 yards more than I was intending too lol. You won't catch me running carefree through fields of barley accidentally tripping over the half marathon line like some sort of freaky timotei advert.

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10 in reply to pinkaardvark

Ah, I thought it must be, on reflection, remembering the accidental 5k he did way before the end of c25k. Mr, I'm happy to have managed 6k without me zimmer frame ;)

pinkaardvark
pinkaardvarkGraduate10 in reply to FlickM3

Ah.. I didn't realise you used a zimmer frame. Now I understand the pace ;)

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10 in reply to pinkaardvark

Hmmph, didn't realise I was that slow. I'm crushed :(

pinkaardvark
pinkaardvarkGraduate10 in reply to FlickM3

It's all relative. In comparison to speedy lordi gonzales, we are all practically shufflin'

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10 in reply to pinkaardvark

though i have to admit it does make me feel inadequate being so slow. I can't understand it, because i overtake walkers and leave them behind.

pinkaardvark
pinkaardvarkGraduate10 in reply to FlickM3

I feel really slow compared to others too. I last ran in the daylight which hasn't happened for a while and it was tiresome to watch how slow my shadow was bobbing along beside me. My pace at the time was 6:15 and it looked like I was gently jogging for the bus. I have to take comfort from the fact that I have gotten faster over time and that as I run and gym 7 days a week and have done since october, i'm always a bit tired/weary so if I had a few days off I know I'd be sprinting.. I just never have a day off in case I find out lol.

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10 in reply to pinkaardvark

I've done that pace downhill or on flat ground. It just isn't possible uphill, especially the really steep ones - and I try to incorporate at least one steep one to improve stamina, but it brings the overall pace right down. My fastest pace was 4,45ish (cant remember), but then I'll have 9ish as i plod on upwards. Very frustrating.

pinkaardvark
pinkaardvarkGraduate10 in reply to FlickM3

Who are we trying to race though, just our egos :) My goal is always to have a happy clean run where it feels relatively easy, sadly I think when I get near to that I then go a bit faster or further which puts me back in the place where it hurts a bit. I grimly hold on to the thought that one day I will break through some magical running barrier and it will all be effortless, I will have become a buff running adonis that can tick off marathons like a well oiled running machine... oops dreaming again. Seriously though, I feel i'm always running after my own mental image of what a runner should be. I just need a slap really..

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10 in reply to pinkaardvark

It isn't an ego thing for me, more the joy I experience when i do get a good patch and some speed. I think, at my age, with old injuries, and a congested chest, I may be expecting too much too soon ;) However, I am seeing steady progress, so i should be content with that for now ...

pinkaardvark
pinkaardvarkGraduate10 in reply to FlickM3

So true. I have said I will keep going for a year as that feels like a reasonable time frame to say I have put the effort in. If I can't run rings around Mo after that then I may have to rethink things.

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10 in reply to pinkaardvark

haha, did you see the experiment where they put people in a safety harness and set the treadmill for the speed Mo run on it?

pinkaardvark
pinkaardvarkGraduate10 in reply to FlickM3

No I can't say I did, sounds like some sort of Japanese game-show though, did they get the people to wear velcro and position on of those barfly targets behind the treadmill? :P

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10 in reply to pinkaardvark

Ive trid to find the video but i cant. Somebody posted it in this forum, but the video doesnt work now. Most of them lasted a few seconds.

HeleneCorsa
HeleneCorsaGraduate10 in reply to pinkaardvark

I thought the carefree running through fields was more of a Theresa May specialty...

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10 in reply to HeleneCorsa

Lol. All,these years we’ve been puzzling about crop circles, and it was just Maybot cantering through the wheat.

Lordi
LordiGraduate10 in reply to FlickM3

Ha! You didn't see the destroyed shell of a human being doing my cool down walk like I was walking on 10 foot stilts did you?

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10 in reply to Lordi

I take it the half marathon didnt take place in the bat cave 🤨

Lordi
LordiGraduate10 in reply to FlickM3

Yes it did. Takes boring to a new level! I can recite all the number plates on the cars on my circuit. Very high ceiling so didn't hit my head at the end when wearing the stilts!

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10 in reply to Lordi

You need to grafitti the walls to keep you visually entertained. Bloody ‘ell, a half marathon in the bat cave. That has to be some sort of record!

Lordi
LordiGraduate10 in reply to FlickM3

The stoopid is strong in this one (me).

HeleneCorsa
HeleneCorsaGraduate10 in reply to Lordi

If you managed an HM in the batcave, then when running along the Tiber - which may not be the world's most interesting route but has its appeal - we may have to capture you with a big net to stop you...

I personally like your running on sea ice adventures best. "Whoops, nearly fell through, never mind...." 😂😘

Lordi
LordiGraduate10 in reply to Lordi

Forgot to say that the watch system is a bit cranky or non intuitive. Once you've turned Screen 2 on it may say the default layout is 3 fields. Simply select Layout 3 fields then cycle thro the screens so it shows distance only, then hit start/stop button.

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10 in reply to Lordi

Thanks, this is grand :)

MikeJones68
MikeJones68Graduate10

Well done you! And what a great place to live :)

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10

Thank you, though it was only the short run. I've done over 6k, so I'm hoping i can push to 10 gradually. It's really good to have this outline to work to. Yes, lovely area. I hope to get across the hills and fields come spring. I tried it recently and got bogged down, literally, in mud.

Slinkymalinki
SlinkymalinkiGraduate10

Well done! I'm at the same stage as you. Found it difficult to maintain regular runs through the winter (not that it's quite spring yet) but before the worst of the snow, ice, illness, travel and life got in the way, I got to 6.5k with JuJu's plan. I'm trying to get back on track this week but will have to squeeze in runs in the dark this week, which I'm not too keen on doing. It's a great plan though - we'll get there in the end!

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10 in reply to Slinkymalinki

I've managed to keep running pretty consistently. My handicap has been running up steep slopes with a congested chest, but it's actually working to my advantage now as my stamina is improving. Some people living here drive out to a flatter area, but i don't have that option, and I'm now glad. What with my wheezy chest and your setbacks through weather, illness etc, we may have been held back, but I bet we will benefit from this plan and make great progress (she says optimistically!). go us!

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

Well done... and you need to do intervals with fresh legs ideally, so good call :)

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10 in reply to ju-ju-

Thank you. On to the 5k run next.

HeleneCorsa
HeleneCorsaGraduate10

Well done! Sounds like a good run. I'm always a bit in awe of you, with all those hills!

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10 in reply to HeleneCorsa

Thank you :) I’m glad I have them now because they've strengthened me. If I can run up and downhill, anyone can.

Hidden
Hidden

Hi Flick ! Well done and congrats on your run. Yesterday I completed the second run of week one. Unlike you I still haven’t found a way to upload all my info except suffice to say I borrowed hubbys iPad to take a picture of my results on my iPad and then sent the picture back to me then I was able to upload the picture.Oh my that was a mouthful ha ha !

Anyhoo ! hope you are well and things are good!

Happy running😀😀

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10 in reply to Hidden

We are doing this in parallel! Well done and congrats to you too :) I'm quite tired today, but mostly because Mr I don't snore I'm not even asleep had a snore fest last night. I hope to do the 5k run tomorrow, then that's the week completed. Chipping Norton is so small that I'm going to be running in circles to do the longer runs, as it's far too muddy to run across the fields - I mean slippery, dangerous, boggy muddy :(

Your Garmin should synch to your phone, if you have bluetooth on. You can then look at the results in Garmin Connect (assuming you have the app on your phone). From there you can take screenshots of the results. On most phones, press the power button and volume button simultaneously (takes a bit of experimentation to get it right; then you can upload the pic - but you can get instruction online by googling screenshots for your particular phone). Save the screenshot to somewhere you can quickly access it. then you can upload to the forum x

Hidden
Hidden in reply to FlickM3

Oh dear Flick not only are we doing this in parallel but we also are in the “hubby I don’t snore” gang! ha!

Last night the snores were coming so thick and fast at one point I thought I might record them on my phone,but some how I managed to get too sleep. I have to confess though I did fall asleep on my back and eventually woke myself up yes you’ve guessed it by MY ! snoring and darling hubby didn’t even hear me! Too busy packing 💤💤 them in!

Yes I do try to avoid the fields mostly for the boggy muddy reason although the lanes here are also muddy and slippery .Ahh roll on the drier weather and warm mornings !

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10 in reply to Hidden

Oh, no, poor you! I say don't snore. Sometimes he says sorry, but sometimes he says, you've guessed it, I'm not snoring i'm not even asleep!

Hidden
Hidden in reply to FlickM3

That sound so familiar! Ah ! But we wouldn’t be without them ....our hubbies I mean not the snores! Ha! 😀😀x

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10 in reply to Hidden

I know, i love mine to pieces, but he can be a piglet, especially when he keeps me awake, despite my earplugs :(

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