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Consolidation & Continuation Weekly Chat! 😎🐢 5K, 10K - what's your latest news? Sept 24th to the 30th...

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
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Halloooooooo everyone!!!

roseabi is in France this week enjoying a well deserved holiday, so I am stepping in this week :)

It's a brand new week, so it's time to start off a new conversation.

Sometimes we don't feel like writing a whole post, sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day!

It could be that you're a recent C25K graduate still building up to 5K, or you're consolidating 5K, or perhaps working towards 10K - maybe you're a seasoned 10K pro! Wherever you are with your running, this is the place to chat about it!!

Or even if you just want to post a quick hello - it’s lovely to hear from you all!

Picture is me on my run yesturday, I got utterly soaked, drowned and numbed. The weather caught up with me and it took me 3 hours to thaw out in front of the fire with 5 layers of jumpers! So keep warm out there everyone X

Millsie-J, Oldfloss, Rfc, Ju-ju-, and roseabi xxx

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Clairecandothis
ClairecandothisGraduate10

I run my first Half Marathon Sunday. Eek! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ™€

MatildasPb
MatildasPbGraduate10 in reply to Clairecandothis

Good luck, hope it goes well. Not sure where you're running, but round here it looks like perfect weather i.e. much drier than the weekend just gone and remember - Claire CAN do this ;-)

Clairecandothis
ClairecandothisGraduate10 in reply to MatildasPb

Thank you. Yes apparently it should be dry Sunday. Fingers crossed! I'm running Blenheim as I'm a little crazy lol but indeedly.... I can and will. But thank you for the support πŸ˜ŠπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ€—

Good luck Claire, I’m sure you’ll have done the preparation so you’ll be fine. Just take it steady and enjoy it πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator in reply to Clairecandothis

Good luck!!!

Clairecandothis
ClairecandothisGraduate10 in reply to ju-ju-

Thank you x

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10 in reply to Clairecandothis

You've got this... you are "Claire can do this" πŸ˜‰

Clairecandothis
ClairecandothisGraduate10 in reply to SaskAlliecat

😊😜 Indeed x

jeffbird
jeffbirdGraduate10

Wow you certainly look quite damp there! Hope you're properly thawed now.

I ran my first sub-35 minute parkrun on Saturday, which kicked off week 4 of your plan nicely. 4K run today after work = hilly intervals.

happy running everyone!

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator in reply to jeffbird

well done! Yes thawed out now thankfully!!

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10

I shall be running with Claire on Sunday but the 10k not the HM. Eek indeed. I haven’t run more than 7ish km for absolutely ages and just short runs recently, so no idea if I’m going to claw my way round. Worried about the loo, worried about not sleeping the night before, worried about coming last or losing my way. I’ve never taken Valium, but now might be time to try - either that or a stiff gin 😳

Clairecandothis
ClairecandothisGraduate10 in reply to FlickM3

Gin definitely lol. You will be fine Flick. I drink water on my way round and I don't need the loo. Don't change what you do usually. Just trust you. X

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10 in reply to Clairecandothis

Thanks Claire.I think I will take my ,title bottle filled with juice with an electrolyte dissolved in it. It’s ages since I did a 10k as longer runs have been hard recently. Gulp ...😳

David_G
David_G in reply to FlickM3

Good luck Flick, you know you can do this so just take it slow and steady and you’ll be fine. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈMost importantly, enjoy it! πŸ‘πŸ˜€

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10 in reply to David_G

Thanks David. I think I will enjoy it in retrospect 😊

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10 in reply to FlickM3

Gin!

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator in reply to FlickM3

good luck, try and relax and enjoy it....

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10 in reply to ju-ju-

I'm feeling better about it now: i had a really good run this morning. I've been struggling to get the longer runs in since it got colder, but today was lovely, and Sunday is supposed to be bright and sunny too, and thanks x

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator in reply to FlickM3

That sounds really positive, I am really glad to hear this :)

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10 in reply to FlickM3

Ooooh, can't wait to read your race report πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘. Good luck on Sunday, not that you'll need it. Knock everyone socks off with your awesome running tights. Which ones are you wearing (it's amazing how much time I worry about what I'm going to wear on each run and race day, we'll that's a whole different story πŸ˜‚)?

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10 in reply to SaskAlliecat

Thanks Allie 😊I shall post photos after the event. My daughter ClarkeyCat is doing it too, so hopefully a pic of us together. I think I will be wearing Sturdy by Design Grafitti leggings.

orangeguy
orangeguyGraduate10

You certainly look a bit wet there, I did a wet 5k the other day, it wasn't cold just wet, wet, wet! I have come to the conclusion there's not a lot point in having waterproof jackets with hoods for running, I have a Helly Hansen waterproof hooded jacket, it keeps the rain out but you tend to get just as wet from sweating :( We actually had a slight frost up here in Northants this morning, goodbye summer :(

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10 in reply to orangeguy

Bye bye lovely summer. Come back soon

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator in reply to orangeguy

I think if its wet and warm, no need for any waterproof, but wet and cold needs some layering as waterproofs just stop wind!

Maybe58
Maybe58Graduate10 in reply to ju-ju-

Apart from misty rain I’ve not run in β€˜real rain’. I’m starting with a running club next week as motivation to run through winter. My first 10K is on the 14th October so hoping it’s dry! If I want to be a proper runner then I’ll have to run in the wet. Thank you for your running inspiration Ju JuπŸ‘

Empem
EmpemGraduate10

Ran my second ever 10k this morning and shaved time down to 1hr 15 with bumpy fields and tracks included.Happy to be out in the autumn sun down here in the SE.

Hoping to get a little natural ' fuel injection' to reduce my 36 minute 5k time next. Apart from the heel raisers....loving every minute!

David_G
David_G in reply to Empem

Well done Empem, always good to get your best time, and over rough terrain it’s even better. πŸ˜€πŸ‘

I guess we’re going to have to get used to running on rougher surfaces as autumn and winter start kicking in. Roll on springtime! πŸ™‚

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10 in reply to Empem

Wow, good one. I'm aiming to get to 10k but only so 5K feels easy. Not planning on doing 10k more than once!

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to BaddieThePirate

They suck you in to 10k and then it’ll be the HM before you know it 🀣

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Moi?

Empem
EmpemGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

I know , friends keep saying things like "oh ho ho a half marathon next" It's a massive mountain I think and I'm happy to pootle along in the valley.

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Empem

I’ll be staying with you Empem- 10k is going to be my limit. Oops didn’t I say that about 5k?

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Empem

I’ll be staying with you Empem- 10k is going to be my limit. Oops didn’t I say that about 5k?

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator in reply to Empem

well done!!

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

It’s no good , the heating went on this weekend.

A sub 34’ Parkrun to start W5 of B210K , followed by 4k this morning where I did my 4k graduation run of C25k. It was 2:10 faster than then but far less exhausting.

Enjoy your running everybody πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

I haven't put my heating on and am finding it easier to get to work early (where it's warm). Bonus. Spending less and earning more!

Just completed week1 5K consolidation. It feels good to be running 5k, just mixing up music, routes etc. to keep me interested as I need to keep it going 😬

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10 in reply to Notanaturalrunner

Perfect way to do it.

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator in reply to Notanaturalrunner

Nice

Hi Ju-Ju, I’ve done an 8K run this evening around Lloyd Parkrun course in preparation for my 5 mile/8K cross country timed event on Sunday. I’m doing a 3K fast run sometime this week to keep up with my self-imposed 19K weekly target πŸ™‚πŸ‘

As long as that goes to plan, I’ll then be moving up to a 3/5/11K combo for the following couple of weeks to prepare for the Croydon 10K on 21 October πŸ˜ŠπŸ€žπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10 in reply to David_G

Wow!

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to David_G

Good luck on Sunday David

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator in reply to David_G

boom go you!!

SlowLoris
SlowLorisGraduate10

I'm still working on recuperation. As I have a nice new Garmin I might as well be a bit geeky with it. I've set a screen that just shows HR zone and cadence and use it for my steady speed road runs. 6K today at 165 steps per min at a steady Loris like pace. No music because it mucks my cadence up. Got home very relaxed.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to SlowLoris

Sounds lovely - I'll think about Lorises on my next run 😊

Deals1
Deals1Graduate10

Hi

I'm just starting week 1.. park run Saturday and did 5.5k tonight whilst listening to Laura (although didn't last the whole session as I'm not that fast!! πŸ˜‚)

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Deals1

Well done!!

In a rush of enthusiasm, I signed up for doing 50 miles with race at your pace in September and have just 11.5 miles to go by the end of Sunday. I'm feeling confident that I can get it done. I've been doing the speed podcast from C25K+ and have enjoyed the music with the strong beats so I bought an album on iTunes by Audio Fuel. It is great and the beat really helps me to keep plodding away. I've just come back from a good 6km run and managed to tell those gremlins, which often tell me to stop, to bugger off. Every time I run now I am amazed with how my body is getting stronger and recovering quicker. If only I could sort my eating out as I'm sure losing some weight would help me speed up! Have a great week everyone. 😊

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to SlowyMcSlowlegs

Brilliant work, and that's a great recommendation 😊

Jell6
Jell6Graduate10

Well you might have been soaked and numb with the cold but you had your lippy on πŸ’„β˜”, I'm beyond impressed 🀩

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Jell6

Doesn't she totally rock???!!!!! 😊

Jell6
Jell6Graduate10 in reply to roseabi

🀩, yes she does, I'd be happy to look that good going to work.🀣🀣🀣

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Jell6

Absolutely!!

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator in reply to Jell6

aww thanks guys :) :)

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

Thanks ju-ju- !! xxx 😊

paulanoo
paulanooGraduate10

So I’ve purchased In the sweaty Betty sale and hopefully they will arrive before my 10km race on October 6th. Nervous and not just about the tights !

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10 in reply to paulanoo

You'll do great! It's a good idea to take the tights on a test run before race day if possible. It's not great to try anything new on race day in case there are issues.

paulanoo
paulanooGraduate10 in reply to SaskAlliecat

Very good advice. I will wear my tried and tested capris and old socks and shoes but I will wear my first 10km race T-shirt! Thanks

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10

After a summer of severe drought, as I was leaving the house for my run last night I noticed some large rain drops on the deck. Back inside to grab by wind jacket. Well, this was no light drizzle. My husband left his Physio appointment and figured there was no way I went out running. He was in for such a shock when he got home and I was out running. Fuelled with a new Mellow metal of the 80's playlist, rain, and wind, I ran my second fastest 6-8k run EVER! Whoohoo, it felt great. It's nice getting some quicker runs in after a summer of hilly, technical trail running.....but I'm so excited for my 15k trail run scheduled for tomorrow with a friend. Backpack with trekking poles, hydration bladder, Tailwind, peanut butter sandwich and granola bars plus layering of clothes since the forecast is for right around freezing when we're planning on hitting the trails. Can't wait!

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