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Parkrun - no stopping today ๐Ÿ˜Ž

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate10
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New PB 28:19 (watch time - will update when I get official time) EDIT no need to update official time exactly the same :-)

Super pleased as my previous PB of 30:00 was a real struggle where I had to walk twice. No stopping today!!

My new Garmin watch really helped as I could see what pace I was doing. Even though the last km felt hard I didn't slow either so really pleased about that.

Unbelievably chuffed with my progress and still can't quite believe how much I enjoy running x

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Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10

Superstar!!!! ๐Ÿ’ซ โญ๏ธ๐ŸŒŸ xx

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate10 in reply to Ripcurlrana71

๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€xx

MrskittyC
MrskittyCGraduate10

Amazing time! Well done ๐ŸŽ‰

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate10 in reply to MrskittyC

Thank you :-)

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate10

Awesome! What pace was that?

(Iโ€™m still in that place where I just run, with no clue what pace it is, not any real clue how to control it beyond the obvious โ€œjust go a bit faster/slowerโ€.)

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to Jay66UK

A heavy touch faster than 6mins per k. That is going some....

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate10 in reply to sallenson

Thatโ€™s 50% faster than me ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ‘Š

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to Jay66UK

At the moment. Not for long. And she's younger and smaller than you. Like some sort of human whippet. Lovable all the same.

As are you.

Differently lovable.

No race. Just be the best you that you can be. Both of you.

I'll just wave :-)

BethMay
BethMay in reply to sallenson

And give out doughnuts I hope? ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to BethMay

Of course!! I know my place!! xxx

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate10 in reply to Jay66UK

5:40 per km - I don't know really no any more than that about controlling it either! x

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate10 in reply to pianoteacher

Rewind. I need to run X miles in Y minutes cos Army. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to Jay66UK

Indeed. Zealots.

Have some fruit cake Jay xx

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate10 in reply to Jay66UK

Only just inside the Army time with that pace. The last musician to complete it from my band did the 1.5 miles in 10:30ish - I'll be right at the back on my current pace ๐Ÿ˜‚

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to pianoteacher

You could wear a metronome as a fascinator. Under your Army beret or something :-)

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate10 in reply to sallenson

Some regiments have a fluffy thing under the cap badge. That might work.

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate10 in reply to Jay66UK

I'm willing to try anything! The funniest bit will be carrying the filled jerry cans - they only weigh a little bit less than I do ๐Ÿ˜‚

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate10 in reply to pianoteacher

Bring rollerskates...

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate10 in reply to sallenson

That's what I love about this forum - what would I do without all this insight ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

BethMay
BethMay in reply to pianoteacher

Wow ๐Ÿ˜ฎI can only do about 8:25 per km ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate10 in reply to BethMay

It's all relative Beth. Although I hadn't run before couch25k I was quite fit - working out 5 days a week. The thing I love most about running is that you don't have to compete against anyone but yourself x

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to pianoteacher

Except on here lol!! There's a sub-forum already dedicated to "Doing parkrun in under 28:19" :-)

Just kidding, okay.... xxx

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate10 in reply to sallenson

Haha! You wait till I go sub 25 ๐Ÿ˜‰

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to pianoteacher

Oh Lord. And then you'll play all the Chopin Etudes back to back from memory :-)

Whatever it is that you're on, can we all have some please?

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate10 in reply to sallenson

Good God no! My memory is awful. Just off to play at a village fete with a concert band who think key signatures are optional ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10

Wowsa!! Brilliant!!

Now I'm in Big School can I call you "Marie"? xx

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate10 in reply to sallenson

Go on then I'll let you ๐Ÿ˜˜

No hills you see - hoping to get up to Bedgebury in the school holidays. Don't think I'll do that quite so fast ๐Ÿ˜‚

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to pianoteacher

That is an awesome time, hon. Blimey O'Blimey.... xxx

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate10 in reply to sallenson

Strangely feel like I could go faster - just need to build some stamina to get through the last km. If my school PE teachers could see me now......

Macmac
MacmacGraduate10

Well done! Great progress indeed ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate10 in reply to Macmac

Thank you :-)

Fantastic!! What a pace ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate10 in reply to BethMay

Thank you :-)

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to BethMay

What a woman :-)

Windoze
WindozeGraduate10

awesome time ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Ž great running

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate10 in reply to Windoze

Thank you :-)

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10

Awesome PT, big congrats!! What a run :) :)

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate10 in reply to Lorijay

Thank you :-)

Guesty26
Guesty26Graduate10

Great time piano your doing awesome, going in the right direction ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate10 in reply to Guesty26

Thanks Guesty - how's your running going? x

Guesty26
Guesty26Graduate10 in reply to pianoteacher

Ive had a stomach bug for about 10days now so only been doing comfortable 5kโ€™s so will hopefully be back on it properly next week. Ive decided to push the 5ks for a while during the hot weather (going go be red hot for a while not condusive to my running) may find a couple of horrible hills to gallop up too. Keep at it your doing great.

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate10 in reply to Guesty26

Oh no - poor you! I've been doing all my running recently at a comfortable pace but as I didn't have my son with me for Parkrun this morning I thought I'd push on a bit and see how it went. Glad I did because it was, surprisingly, quite comfortable. Enjoy your hills :-)

That is awesome Pianoteacher! You are going to blow that army time to bits! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate10 in reply to _SimonT_

Thanks Simon just got to wait to see if I can get a medical waiver now and that's going to take ages๐Ÿ˜•

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to _SimonT_

Don't forget. She's a local girl too. Our very own Kelly Holmes. She is just awsumness :-) xx

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

That is fantastic pianoteacher. You are doing brilliantly

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy hope you are on the road to recovery? x

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to pianoteacher

Yes thanks. Pleased to say that Iโ€™m now back to my post grad consolidation runs but Iโ€™m on a wedding weekend in London so a few days off. My youngest niece and her boyfriend made it to a London Parkrun but I didnโ€™t want to ruin the hairdo!

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

That's great news! Don't blame you re the hairdo :-)

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Graduate10

So fab........

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate10 in reply to ju-ju-

Thanks ju just going to have my first celebratory Pimms ๐Ÿ˜

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10 in reply to pianoteacher

Not just Coconut Water and side dish of Puffed Quinoa? Phew. Welcome back to Planet Earthling hon. We thought we'd lost you.. xx

pinkaardvark
pinkaardvarkGraduate10

Excellent work and a great time. I also tried a park run today for the second time ever lol. Got a PB but not surprising seeing as the first time was back in december just after I graduated. Still great fun and a lot busier in the sunshine :)

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate10 in reply to pinkaardvark

Well done on your PB! Glad you enjoyed it - I love it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Well done you!! ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธSounds wonderful! ๐Ÿ˜Š

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate10 in reply to over61andstilltrying

Thank you ๐Ÿ˜€

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate10

Wow well done!

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate10 in reply to Tasha99

Thanks Tasha! Did you Parkrun today? x

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate10 in reply to pianoteacher

Of course. No PB though.

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate10 in reply to Tasha99

Nevermind - it will come. I'm down for Tailwalking in a couple of weeks - really looking forward to it x

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate10 in reply to pianoteacher

I took 3 secs off last weekโ€™s truly awful run and felt 100x better at the end so I was happy with that ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate10 in reply to Tasha99

Fab Tash! It's funny isn't it - when I ran my 30:00 it was so hard. I enjoyed it afterwards because I was pleased with the time but it was horrible for the last 1500 metres. Today it all came together and the last 500 metres or so was tough but still enjoyable x

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate10 in reply to pianoteacher

I know! I canโ€™t tell how anything is going really! I tried to take it easy today and didnโ€™t go for a PB so I was pleased. Pacers week next week. Iโ€™ll try pushing that one ๐Ÿ˜ณ

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate10 in reply to Tasha99

Have you got a running watch Tasha? I found that the most useful thing today x

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate10 in reply to pianoteacher

My Apple Watch but to be honest, I run at the pace I feel I can run at so looking at my watch is neither here nor there. I do look at it but donโ€™t adapt anything really. My ParkRun is also 5.12k so actually Iโ€™m closer to sub 30 5k than it seems ๐Ÿ˜‚ How unjust.

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate10 in reply to Tasha99

Haha! They don't seem to be particularly accurately measured. The organisers of our Parkrun go to lots of different ones and report back often with distances over 5k.

I only did 4.99k today according to my Garmin. Mind you I did cut across the corner of the children's play area rather than running round it so it might be that :-)

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate10 in reply to pianoteacher

๐Ÿ˜‚ I cut a corner today too ๐Ÿ˜‚

Cornet-Carolyn
Cornet-CarolynGraduate10

Thatโ€™s a fabulous time, well done ๐Ÿ‘

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate10 in reply to Cornet-Carolyn

Thank you :-)

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate10

You are so fast! Well done you ! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate10 in reply to Ang33333

Thanks Ang! :-)

Brilliant, well done โญ๏ธ xx

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate10 in reply to Lola333

Thanks Lola :-)

Wow. What a woman!

Super speedy, super musician, super mum and defender of the peace that keeps us safe at night! 28 minutes! Youโ€™re going to have to get very comfy waiting for me to arrive!!

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