Week 3 of Ju Ju's plan...: That's me 2 runs... - Bridge to 10K

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Week 3 of Ju Ju's plan...

Fionamags
Fionamags60minGraduate

That's me 2 runs down and the long one to go! Did the intervals again for the first run and took 30 secs/k off my pace! Not much change with the 30 minute run today though - although it was blowing a hooly - mysteriously remaining a headwind despite the fact that I was doing a circuit 🤣🤣. I'm really looking forwards to the next run and hoping to hit the 5k!

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Allbarron
Allbarron60minGraduate

Sound like it's going well Fionamags!! Can you explain the intervals for me, how do you do it?? My pace continues to be inconsistent🤦

Delly-dot
Delly-dot in reply to Allbarron

Yes, I'd like to know about this too please 😊

Fionamags
Fionamags60minGraduate in reply to Delly-dot

So I just use the c25k+ podcast for that. You do a 5 min run with a cadence of 155 (Laura gives you the tempo) then it gets whacked up to 165 for a minute, 155 for a minute and so on. A bit brutal but its only 16 mins of running. But the 'music' is excruciating - I saw IannodaTruffe commenting on that before and thought he was just a bit fussy - but I tell you its pretty rank!

Fionamags
Fionamags60minGraduate in reply to Fionamags

Btw if you google c25k+ you'll find them. Its the speed one that I do and also the 30 minute cadence training one called stepping stones or something like that.

Allbarron
Allbarron60minGraduate in reply to Fionamags

Thanks for that I'll give it a go. I have listened to it but to be honest it struck the fear of God in me but in for a penny🤦. The music can't be any worse than the mindfulness guided run on the Nike app🥴

Fionamags
Fionamags60minGraduate in reply to Allbarron

What you up to then? Are you enjoying your new plan?

Delly-dot
Delly-dot in reply to Allbarron

I'm with you Allbarron and Fionamags - the music is awful!! I've just had a listen and I'm not sure I'll be able to cope having that playing in my ears. you are a brave woman Fionamags! I think I'm going to have to try though as I need something to bridge me towards the Magic 10k plan.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeGraduate10 in reply to Fionamags

I am glad I am not the only one........

Fors
Fors in reply to Allbarron

Hi, I'm using intervals for longer runs of 5k to 8k and find by running for 2 mins and walking for 30 seconds I can go faster than by continuous running. I downloaded a useful app which bleeps to tell you when to walk or run.

Allbarron
Allbarron60minGraduate in reply to Fors

Thanks for the tip!!

Fionamags
Fionamags60minGraduate in reply to Fors

That sounds interesting. What app are you using?

Fors
Fors in reply to Fionamags

The ap is called Intervaly and works on my android phone.

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10

Great effort in these wayward headwinds. Well done on your interval training reducing your times - fantastic. Keep up the good work. Happy 🤗

Fionamags
Fionamags60minGraduate in reply to Grannyhugs

Thanks! Small gains for Team Snail!!! 🤣🤣

Mum22boys
Mum22boysGraduate10

Isn't it frustrating how it always feels like you're running into the wind 😂 oh I miss the sadistic natitrof intervals 🤣🤣 really!! Hope to get back to them in the next few weeks

Fionamags
Fionamags60minGraduate in reply to Mum22boys

Funnily enough I've just about had enough of them. Once I hit my 5k target I'm going to ditch the goals and just plod on increasing my running time according to the plan. I realised today that I'm doing too much running without the fun factor.

The intervals I will go back to after a while though, I think.

Mum22boys
Mum22boysGraduate10 in reply to Fionamags

You've got to do what you enjoy, it's so important, otherwise what's the point! Happy running 😊

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10

Great you've now reached wk3 of the magic plan and yes the wind is so strong (are you in Scotland by any chance ) . Hope you enjoy your next run 😊😊

Fionamags
Fionamags60minGraduate in reply to Buddy34

Yes I'm in Edinburgh. Haven't been anywhere near Portobello beach - in case you're wondering... 🤣🤣

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to Fionamags

It's just when you mentioned the strong winds. Seen Portobello beach on the internet they are nuts🤣

Fionamags
Fionamags60minGraduate in reply to Buddy34

Outrageous! I've got friends that live down there and one of them had to turn back when she went out to walk her dog - it was absolutely heaving on the prom. Mind you we Scots do lose the plot a bit when the sun comes out. 🤣🤣🤣

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to Fionamags

Usually everybody running about burnt to a crisp🤣

Fionamags
Fionamags60minGraduate in reply to Buddy34

The park where I run is usually covered in lobsters at the end of a sunny day.

Roxdog
Roxdog60minGraduate

Well done for sticking with the plan! You're on a roll!

Fionamags
Fionamags60minGraduate in reply to Roxdog

Thanks! Its great having something to aim for again. But I'm sticking with the 'naked' runs for my long run. I just check my watch for cadence at the beginning as I was previously setting off too fast - and then I'm just checking the time. Seems to work. How you getting on?

Roxdog
Roxdog60minGraduate in reply to Fionamags

Hi Fionamags. I'm a bit injured at the moment. Have had a niggly glute muscle for weeks and despite doing lots of glute strengthening exercises, it got worse on my last run and I had to cut the run short. I contacted an online physio who was great. She didn't forbid me from running but suggested I ice my lower back and gave me some exercises. It's mainly linked to my long working at home sessions - so too much sitting! I will have a few days not running and then go for a couple of gentle runs and see how it feels!

Oh dear...

Fionamags
Fionamags60minGraduate in reply to Roxdog

Oh no! Well sounds like it can't be just too serious if you haven't been warned off running. I sit at a computer all day as well but I now have a good workstation set up as I had a year of research leave last year when I mostly worked at home. I assume you've sorted that too?

Roxdog
Roxdog60minGraduate in reply to Fionamags

To some extent yes, I have a footrest and the physio helped explain to me how to position myself on my chair better. I think I wasn't getting up and moving around regularly enough. Going to be tough in June. I work at a University so June is the time we'll be awarding students their degrees , in the middle of all of this, so need to take care to move! I may try a gentle run in a couple of days!

Well done - sounds like the plan is working well for you! :)

Fionamags
Fionamags60minGraduate in reply to pippkins

Thanks. Yes I like the combination of challenge and structure.

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