First post grad run. : Felt oddly apprehensive... - Bridge to 10K

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First post grad run.

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Felt oddly apprehensive for this run, not sure why. So I took Laura from C25K along with me for good measure! And glad I did. It was hard today, I’d not reckoned on so much snow to run on. After the first 10 minutes, during which I gave myself a talking to about not giving up, I settled into a comfortable pace and ran for 37 minutes. I did 5k and considering the fell track I was on and the snow I reckon it was ok. I am totally connected with this running now. Looking forward to next one.

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Well done, that sounds a lot more than OK. It is a bit daunting, leaving the structure of C25k for the big wide unknown. But it’s great 🙂

cheekychipmunks profile image

Well done Dowat! You sound like you’ve got running in the snow nailed. I can only imagine how quick you’ll be in perfect conditions. 👏👏

Happy running to you. 😀

Well done 👏🏻👏🏻. Did my 1st post grad run yesterday too🏃🏽‍♀️. Didn't like the idea of being alone so used Nike Run Club...lots to choose from. Like you I added time on ... 35 mins for me, thankfully in decent just a bit windy weather. 🏃🏽‍♀️😊

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DowatGraduate10 in reply to Tonkabella

Well done to you too for first post grad run and I’ll check out Nike run club. Thanks for tip. Happy running

misswobble profile image

Good 😃👍. No hurry. Just build up slowly and enjoy the process 💪😃

Granspeed profile image

In the fells? With snow? Bloomin’ amazing. 👍👏🏼

Dexy5 profile image

Yes I couldn’t let Jo Whiley go for a few runs post graduation but then I thought the c25k people needed her more than me so said ta ra and started on my own. Well done for getting to 5k, but don’t forget to consolidate for 3 weeks before moving on in time and distance. Your body will thAnk you for it.

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DowatGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Yes I know I’ve really got to be strict. Having had a calf injury @ week 6 on c25k I really don’t want that to happen again. Reminders to consolidate are much appreciated as that’s definitely what I need.

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