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B210K W2R3

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate10

Evening all,

First post on this side of the fence as have been on hols (still on hols) but have still been lurking in the background and have been reasonably dedicated while away and have been for a few runs (thx for the kudos on Strava guys ❤️❤️)

Anyway, thought it about time to update the bridge group formally. My original intention was to consolidate & consolidate. For those that haven’t virtually met me yet, I graduated about 4-5ish weeks ago and plan was to consolidate until week after next then start on the bridge. But after running for a few weeks at home and have done shorter and longer runs while away today I knocked out W2 - 6K.

We went early as it’s been a tad warm last few days, but there was cloud cover and was 30/31 degrees at 9am, no breeze to speak off.

I had hoped to try for a 7K but the last 1K was hard as it felt like there was no air! (My 23 yr old daughter also struggled so I feel completely vindicated lol).

Pace was ok, have done better and worse in the heat at home.

Bring on Week 3 - if I can fit the runs in (Damn it’s hot!)

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mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10

Yay, that means you’re my Juju plan week buddy then, Mitch! 😃

I’ve just done W2R3 this morning, but switch the order round a bit to do 5ks 1st on Parkrun day, then long run 2nd, then short run 3rd...

Keep wondering if I should try this Strava app, but I’m getting kind of attached to Runkeeper now.

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate10
in reply to mountaindreamer

Yay! Cool. I’m going to need to be inventive with my runs. We change location on Saturday and fly home on Tuesday.

With the park run on Saturday 13th, I might try the 7k on Wednesday (if I’ve understood your post?)

🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10
in reply to LoungeLizaard

I’ll be on W3R1 as my Parkrun Sat 4th Aug, W3R2 (7k) Mon 6th and W3R3 (3.5k) either Wed 8th or Thurs 9th... not sure which Sat you mean (4th or 11th Aug?)

The order of the 3 runs doesn’t really matter, so I’m putting my short ones in after the long ones in anticipation for needing a recovery run once our distances get bigger...

Enjoy the rest of you holiday! 😊❤️

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate10
in reply to mountaindreamer

Ahh sorry - Lost track of my days. We get home on Tuesday 7th, so I meant Saturday 11th

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10
in reply to LoungeLizaard

Always a good holiday when you lose track of days...just get your flight home date right! 😊❤️

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate10
in reply to mountaindreamer

Awwwwwww mum! That’s so unfair! 🤣

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10
in reply to LoungeLizaard

😂🤣😂

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate10
in reply to mountaindreamer

If I can fit in a run on Saturday and a 7k on Monday, I’ll be able to keep with you..... I’ll let you know! 👍

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10
in reply to LoungeLizaard

Don’t worry...think we all keep coming and going at this time of year, so I’ll probably not run much week of 13th (our holidays usually involve rock climbing all day...) and you’ll probably shoot past me then! 😊

I noticed lots of the recent 10K graduates seemed to miss out weeks, but I’m trying to avoid the IC so will aim to stick with Juju’s full 8 week plan.

Saartjie
SaartjieGraduate10

Well done Mitch. Have joined you with the 6k this week. Thank goodness it wasn't that hot here...i went pink enough as it was!

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate10
in reply to Saartjie

Cool - we must be crazy in this heat! You still up for the virtual PR on the 13th? 🐌

Saartjie
SaartjieGraduate10
in reply to LoungeLizaard

I might be but might be going away...are you? 🙂

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10
in reply to LoungeLizaard

You 2 are losing me...am I looking at the wrong calendar month or something? I can’t see a Sat 13th...??

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate10
in reply to mountaindreamer

Sorry, my bad! I’ve got holiday brain! Saturday 11th!!

Saartjie
SaartjieGraduate10
in reply to LoungeLizaard

I didn't even notice LoungeLizaard so don't know what that says about me!

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10
in reply to Saartjie

Yay! Another week 2 buddy on Juju’s plan then! Wasn’t sure where you’d got to so far! 😃❤️❤️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️😎

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10

Well done LL.!! I can't imagine running in those temperatures and nothing wrong with that pace. Enjoy your hols :) :)

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate10
in reply to Lorijay

Cheers Lori ❤️

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate10

Nice run. Take it careful with the heat!

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate10
in reply to Jay66UK

I was thinking of your post the other week when I’d finished! I was drenched afterward (them had to pop into shop for Milk!) - it was a sexy look! Lmao!

Dizzysmum17
Dizzysmum17Graduate10

Yay well done - particularly in that heat! Have a great holiday! ☀️ 😊

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate10
in reply to Dizzysmum17

Thx Dizzy, found out tonight it’s going to be warmer the next two days, so glad they’re rest days lol

Way to go Mitch! Awesome running in that heat. I've been struggling in the 20s up here in Scotland, so well done. I'll look out for you on strava.

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate10
in reply to Fatdad71

Cheers mate! 🏃‍♂️☀️

Well done Mitch.

Your going great.

Enjoy your holiday also.💥🏃‍♂️💥

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate10
in reply to Tbae

Thanks Tbae, hope you’re doing ok on your plan?

You have been running non stop on your hols! That is real commitment! 😀

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate10
in reply to _SimonT_

Lol - yeah have done a few. Couple of short recovery runs and 1 x 5 and 1 x 6!

If I didn’t I’d lose time/fitness etc so for the sake of getting up early (which I do everyday anyway - body clock) - I might as well do something with the time when everyone else is in bed. I guess that’s part of the benefit of teenagers lol, we don’t see them much before 11/12!!

You can talk anyway! You cracked out your 10K on hols as well 👍👍👍

I suppose what I lacked in frequency I made up in length! 😂 I think you are going about it the right way!

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate10
in reply to _SimonT_

There are so many non-pc replies to that! It’s best I don’t reply!! Lol

Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsGraduate10

So impressive, Mitch! Look at you go. Proper commitment, running on your hols. I am still running three times a week, but ridiculously early because of the heat. Falling asleep at my desk by 2pm and dreaming of cooler autumn weather...

Enjoy your holibobs! xxx

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate10
in reply to Sadie-runs

Thx Sadie, after our heat wave and now Portugal, I’m ready for Autumn too 🍂

I have that PDF on my phone now so I keep looking up and planning around where I’ll be and what we’re doing lol! ❤️

mrrun
mrrunGraduate10
in reply to Sadie-runs

I’m genuinely hoping you’re not employed as an air traffic controller!

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate10
in reply to mrrun

😂

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10

At this point i confess to being completely lost with where all you greyhounds have got to!! I'd done W3 before my legs imploded and fell off. I've had 8 days on the couch since my last run; not sure when or where I'll pick up. I might have a go on Sunday to see what happens before my physio session on Monday. But this week has been a succession of 19hr days at work. So running would have been a problem anyway. Even if i had functioning legs.

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate10
in reply to sallenson

Oh no! What happened? I didn’t see a post!! Sorry to hear you’re on the IC mate 😔

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10
in reply to LoungeLizaard

Long boring story. Left side IT band (hip thru knee) knackered a couple of weeks ago. Multiple physio visits. To little benefit. Still a bit sore to walk on. Hey ho. It'd be nice to run around a bit. EJBs out of commission and returned to civvy street. Trainers gathering dust. Blah blah....

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate10
in reply to sallenson

😔 - sorry to hear that mate. Take it easy! It’ll be worse to rush back if it’s not ready. I had loads of secondary ITB issues with my knee...

Hugs big guy!

Eiralas
Eiralas
in reply to sallenson

Oh no! I'm sorry to hear that Stephen. Didn't realise you were stuck on the IC too :-( I hope the physio does start taking effect - sometimes I think it can take a while though, and then it gets frustrating when it doesn't seem like anything is improving. Sending some hugs!

Ooh well done on the 6k! Impressive doing that in the heat. Hope you are really enjoying your holiday 😎☀️

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate10
in reply to Eiralas

Thx - although now Portugal has a mini heat wave! It’s 40 degrees here today! I was hoping to do a recovery run this evening, at this rate it’ll be midnight before I go!!! Lol

Yikes! That's some scary heat. Definitely sensible not to run in those conditions. Take care of yourself out there!

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