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Magic Plan - Week 1 ✅

Debston
DebstonGraduate10
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Did my 5km at Parkrun this morning. Haven't been able to get to my local Parkrun for a couple of weeks and it felt good to be back. The forest was ablaze with colour, lots of autumn leaves still on the trees, despite the high winds a couple of weeks ago. I don't know my official time yet, don't think it will be a PB but somewhere around the 40 minute mark which is good for me. Annoyingly, mapmyrun has clocked it as just under the 5k - don't think I cut any corners! Feeling good now and ready for Week 2.

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Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10

Just good to get out there running with other people Debston. Times will improve when you are ready....and if they don't so what? 😊

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Debston
DebstonGraduate10
in reply to Beachcomber66

That's a great attitude, I know that the time isn't really the important part. But it is nice when you get a new pb! After having a couple of health issues in recent months, I am just happy to be back running again really. ☺

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Jacca

What a beautiful location for your park run! - the gadget gremlins are at it again can nothing be trusted!! Well done 😁

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Debston
DebstonGraduate10
in reply to Jacca

It is really beautiful, despite the sodding hills! 😂 I am lucky to have it as my local Parkrun.

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AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10

Congratulations on your run today, don't worry about Mapmyrun being a little out, trees can affect the link, wait for the official result.

Good luck for week two

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Debston
DebstonGraduate10
in reply to AlMorr

Thanks AlMorr, official PR time was 40:05 so happy with that. Wish it had been 6 seconds faster though to get sub 40! 😂

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AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10
in reply to Debston

Yes I was just thinking that as well, 6 seconds less would have been sub 40 minute 5K, nevermind, a good run today, next time will be sub 40.

I have just come back from a little run this afternoon as I wasn't at a parkrun this morning, I reran run 3 of week 6 of C25K with Laura , that is the one she tells me at the end that you are "officially a runner,"

I had music with me as well, the final tune 🎶 I heard just after I finished the run was "Speedy Gonzalas" , not sure if that applied to me as I ran probably at the most 4K in that 25 minute run

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Hated2Run

Nice one and a lovely place to run by the looks!

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Debston
DebstonGraduate10
in reply to Hated2Run

It's at beautiful Bedgebury Pinetum. We don't run round the lake though, it's all in the forest with its "undulating" trails.

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iain-strachan

I don't necessarily think mapmyrun would have been wrong. My local Parkrun (Abingdon) always comes out at 4.93 km instead of 5. This morning I did Didcot as Abingdon was cancelled due to high water levels on the Thames. Didcot came out as 5.07 km (and I checked other people's Strava records and they all come out between 5.07 and 5.1. So none of the Parkruns are exactly 5km. But it's nothing to worry about - the important thing is doing it! :-)

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Debston
DebstonGraduate10
in reply to iain-strachan

It's my local one and usually mapmyrun has it nearer to 5k. I did start near the front today so maybe that explains it. ☺

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WillowandSola

Looks beautiful and i’m impressed with your speed

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Debston
DebstonGraduate10
in reply to WillowandSola

Thank you, I am always just happy that I can run the whole thing. I'd have laughed at that idea a year ago. So glad I decided to try C25K! ☺

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WillowandSola

It’s just amazing isn’t it? the first one minute runs nearly killed us and we have a lot of pride in our fitness now as we are a lazy pair.....once work is over sitting is our best skill or was

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Grannytobe
GrannytobeGraduate10

Well done completing week 1. Enjoy next week

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Debston
DebstonGraduate10
in reply to Grannytobe

Thanks Grannytobe. I'm looking forward to it!

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Grannytobe
GrannytobeGraduate10
in reply to Debston

This running lark just keeps giving 😀🏃‍♀️

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