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Ive slacked off this week :-(

SOULY47
SOULY47

Struggled to get out and run this week, in fact this is my first run since Sunday. I've been making excuses. So thank you Baddie the pirate for poking me with a stick. 5k done this morning in a respectable 37:55. I do enjoy running when I'm out but it getting out thats the issue. :-(

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Becky1606
Becky1606Graduate10

I’m about to go on my first run of the week too! Well done for getting out there 😊

SOULY47
SOULY47 in reply to Becky1606

Good luck. Just think, one foot in front of the other x

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

I’ve covered 1 mile since Monday... will put that right tomorrow, so you’re 2.11 miles up on me!

SOULY47
SOULY47 in reply to UnfitNoMore

Think with the clocks going back, its just knocked me out of sync. Dont really want to run early or when i get home st 6pm in the dark. :-( We can do this....

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to SOULY47

We can do anything... tomorrow I run! Was going to go today and the all of a sudden I had to work... how unfair is that? I don’t mind being on call, but they need to give me an hour or two’s notice 😂

Deals1
Deals1Graduate10

Getting out is definitely the problem especially the dark and cold. Well done

SOULY47
SOULY47 in reply to Deals1

I know :-(

Me too! Started a new job this week so my whole schedule is out of whack - really struggling to fine time to run with long days. I’ll get there though - early gym sessions seem to be my best bet. Made it out today though - phew!

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10 in reply to jen2708

Happy new job! Hope you enjoy it 👍

Maybe58
Maybe58Graduate10

Yep, I blame the clock change. I ran a cross country last Sunday and then up to last night couldn't motivate myself at all. Still I've had a good swim this morning and running with a friend tomorrow. It is hard to get home in the dark, get changed and go out for a run. This is my first winter of running so I guess I'll just have to get used to it.

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10 in reply to Maybe58

My first winter too. Bit nervous about it. I read it takes 9 months to build runners legs. I'm 5 months in so thinking if I keep it up I could have those legs by the end of Feb, and in time for next spring 😀

Maybe58
Maybe58Graduate10 in reply to BaddieThePirate

If that's true then I'll have my runners legs by end of December. Just as well as I've signed up for my first HM next April. I've started to wear a thin long sleeve T shirt type top under a sports top for warmth, it's enough to keep you warm whilst running. Add gloves & a beanie-type hat and it's surprising how comfortable you are running in the cold. I'm dreading having to run in the rain though. One good tip I've heard for winter runs is to warm up indoors first. Watch this space!

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10 in reply to Maybe58

HM, I'm watching! Not something I've been tempted by yet, but 16km for the Middlewood way does tempt me...

Maybe58
Maybe58Graduate10 in reply to BaddieThePirate

Look up training plans online and see which suits you...

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