(not) parkrun no.4: It’s that time of the week... - Bridge to 10K

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(not) parkrun no.4

damienair
damienairModerator

It’s that time of the week again everyone. Where did that week go? I’m popping back over to run my local parkrun course this morning at 9:15. I’ll be running again with some of my parkrun tourist friends and we will be wearing our Apricot T-Shirts again today. I don’t know if I’ll be chasing a PB today. We had a BBQ with Neighbours yesterday evening and I may have over hydrated with the wrong substances. But you never know it might just fuel me to success.

If your new to this, a group of us run 5K at the weekends and pretend we are doing a parkrun until the real parkrun comes back. We then put up a post here afterwards on this thread giving a little fun run report. So feel free to join in.

Enjoy all your virtual parkruns and (not) parkruns today. I’m looking forward to reading them all later.

Damien

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AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10

Good morning Damien, a big day for me, today is my first parkruniversary, I have ran 17 official Parkruns, this morning will be my 17th virtual one and 4th (not) parkrun, I will of course report later as I have previously, the weather where I am is cloudy but dry, 12C.

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

happy parkruniversary AlMorr 🥳🥳🏃‍♂️

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Buddy34

Thank you very much Buddy34, when I submitted my time to the Dunfermline (not) parkrun Homepage it reported back to me that my time this morning of 33.12 was a PB, I thought that was wrong, my PB for any 5K parkrun is 30.55 run at your home parkrun of Drumpellier last September, then I remembered that the (not) parkrun results are different than the other official ones, anyway, it was a good run for me, I have reported in more detail elsewhere.

I hope you and your husband enjoyed your 1st Wedding Anniversary yesterday.

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

congratulations on your (not) parkrun pb🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🥳🥳

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Buddy34

👍 🏃🏾

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Happy parkrunniversary Al! Look forward to reading about your celebration run 🏃🏻‍♂️

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Thanks Sandie, it is elsewhere, I wrote a more detailed report on my run this morning.

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Happy parkrunniversary Al! 👏👏👏

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Thank you TailChaser.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Happy Parkrunniversary AlMorr. Brilliant. 🎉

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thanks CC, there is a more detailed report of my run elsewhere, so you advised me to run a Metric Half Marathon, 13.1K if I am correct on Wednesday, my pace will be a little slower than it was today.

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

And a happy parkrunniversary from me and UpTheStanley. Sounds good for running.

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Thank you, there is a more detailed post elsewhere, it was a PB for (not) parkrun.

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to AlMorr

Very happy parkrun birthday to you AlMorr and well done on continuing your virtual parkrun record too.

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Thanks Damion, I have just posted a more detailed report of my 1st year parkrun anniversary elsewhere, I enjoyed my run today and it is a PB for (not) parkrun, my 4th and 17th VPRun.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Morning Damien and (Not) Parkrunners! I hope you all have glorious mornings for running like I do here in Bristol. The humidity has gone. the wind has dropped and the sky is blue. Maybe a tiny bit warm for running, but hey, can’t have it all! ☀️

Headed out earlier this morning hoping to avoid the throngs of dog walkers, and it worked. Virtually no one around except me and Flossie. 🐾 I’m happy and surprised to have done my run in 36:18, which is 35 seconds quicker than last week’s (Not) PR. It’s also my quickest 5k on the common ever. I experimented with my 1 minute/every 0.5k intervals by not making them so fast, therefore not slowing down so much during the recovery phase. Guess it worked! 😀

Happy running everyone. 😍

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to cheekychipmunks

Very well done Cheeky. Your getting speedier every week. Well done on your fastest 5K on the common.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Thanks Damien. I’m still quite a way off my actual 5k PB, although that was on a much easier surface. I’ll keep chipping away and see where I end up. 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

No (not) parkrun for us this morning Damien- we even missed the quiz this morning after sleeping in. I put it down to the Herring Gull School of Flying which is circling our house every morning at dawn. 😫

Have a lovely time everyone.

I think I’d feel a bit uncomfortable running my parkrun route only 15 minutes later than normal parkrun time when parkrun HQ has pleaded with us not to be there at 9.00. Especially if wearing parkrun shirts. It wouldn’t take long for some of the people in Southsea who moan about our weekly event to start complaining to the council, and it doesn’t look good for parkrun .

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Good call Dexy. We don’t go near the park for our (not)parkrun. No quiz for us yet either, Katnap was out doing a 10k club run whilst it was on so we’ll do it later. Hope you catch up on your sleep.

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Just done it - Appalling scores 5 for me, 7 for UTS. Bring back true/false 😂

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

😱 That doesn’t bode well for us after the last two weeks!!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Indeed Dexy. I haven’t even been to Eastville or Ashton Court for a run or even a walk since before lockdown. I have a feeling they’d be overrun sadly.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Do you have somewhere else you could go Dexy5? I can imagine the Southsea prom getting busier and busier again as the restrictions continue to lift. 🙄

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

We do cheeky, we are very lucky. The parkrun route is just part of a very long promenade. We also have the parks and the common and the quieter road to the hayling island ferry. The council have closed some parts of the seafront road which has been great for keeping cyclists and runners off the prom, to leave room for pedestrians, but pressure Is being put on by motorists to open them up again. It was perfect for my rehab runs.

It was actually busier during lockdown as everyone was going To the seafront for their daily exercise. Then very busy during the hot weather. It’s much quieter now.

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to Dexy5

Our parkrun is small numbers wise, so no one really notices. It’s a popular park for runners and walkers all through the day. There were football teams out training this morning and plenty of other running groups out running and training.

But your right, perhaps not a great idea for us to be wearing our Apricot T-Shirts in a little group. Although we were very very well separated during our 5K.

Damien

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10

Good morning non-parkrunners! First run back among the vineyards of the Dordogne today. I had intended going out early to beat the heat, but overslept. Then I procrastinated because it was rather warm. However, it is Saturday and I haven’t run for a week, so I convinced myself to go, by which time it was even warmer. Anyway, 5 very sweaty kms later and 52m of elevation (compared to 12m on my UK route!) and a time of 32:25. Now to enjoy the sunshine ☀️

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Enjoy 😊 🇫🇷🍷🥖🧀

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to Sandie1961

Very well done Sandie on your first French (not) parkrun and pushing yourself out there.

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

great run Sandie , hope you're enjoying your trip 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10

Morning Damien. I’m crying off today. I’ve had an annoying bug the past few days which has left my lower back all stiff. Hoping to go out on a long run tomorrow but I’m saving myself until then.

Happy running everyone, it actually looks a lovely running day!! 🌞

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Hope you feel better soon TailChaser

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy, it always goes to the weakest point doesn’t it! Grrr!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Boo TailChaser. But smart too. As the saying goes - the runs will wait. So get yourself well and strong again (bit of gentle Adriene maybe?) 🧘‍♀️

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Yeah, I think I’ll be doing an Adriene for Lower Back later cheeky 👍 thank you 🤗

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

It’s a nice one, enjoy! 🧘‍♀️🥰

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Sensible decision. Hope you feel better soon x

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to TailChaser

Hope You get back to feeling like yourself soon.

WillowandSola
WillowandSola60minGraduate

Good morning Damien, weekend off so out we went, it’s hot out there but not as busy as a few weeks ago,

We walked our warm up then jogged gently sweating 5 times round the track, went along the golf course and the smell from the sewage plant was the strongest ever so we took a left and hotfooted it across the middle, back towards the car gave us just over 3k so Willow got in drove home and made the tea while i carried on to get 5k in 48 minutes not my fastest not the slowest just a run. I enjoy running home better than round and round the half k track

A good start to the weekend, have a good day

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to WillowandSola

Very well done again you two. I like that idea of the tea being ready for you just after you finish your 5K.

WillowandSola
WillowandSola60minGraduate in reply to damienair

Me too the best week was when it was raining and i arrived home to a steaming bath all ready

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to WillowandSola

Now that’s brilliant. True love. 😀

Hi damienair, I ran my 5K this morning down along the seafront at Bognor🌞😎 There were a lot of people out there, but everyone was friendly and keeping up with social distancing🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️ I included Speed Intervals from the Nike Run Club app. I’d recommend intervals to anyone who hasn’t tried them 🙂 The one I did is ‘All over the pace’ with coach Becs. It doesn’t last too long but lots of variation to keep it interesting!

Take care everyone and enjoy your runs🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️👍

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to David_G

Well done David. Yes interval training is great. I have not done any in a while. But plan to start back this week along with some longer slower runs.

Damien

David_G
David_G in reply to damienair

Thanks Damien, I’m planning on a slower 10k tomorrow to reach my weekly target🙂🤞

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to David_G

Hi David_G . I’ve been incorporating intervals of sorts into my 5ks too. I’m too comfortable running at my happy pace and could easy never change speed! Instead I’m running for a minute faster whenever my watch buzzes 0.5k, and I’m seeing results. Most of all I’m enjoying it, and the thought of running fast is now worse than actually doing it! It’s all in the mind isn’t it?! 😅

Hi CCM, yes I think the thought of running fast is worse than doing it😊 Somehow it feels natural when I’m doing it as part of my intervals. I haven’t decided yet whether to stop completely or walk or do a light jog during the rest period between intervals. I just decide how I’m feeling at the time.🙂 Good luck with your next outing!👍

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to David_G

Thanks, you too. 😀 I started by jogging slowly in between, but now I’m finding it easier to recover so I don’t slow down as much. So personally I think it’s that which is making my overall run quicker, not running the fast bits faster - if you get my drift! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

Yes, I get what you mean!😊

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to David_G

Oh good! 😀

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10

Pretty much the same as last week - without the pb!

But still under 35 minutes so I am happy with that.

Friends have been reporting better run times this week because they are more streamlined since having their haircuts.

Obviously I didn't have mine cut short enough :)

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to RunaroundSue

I need a haircut. But I don’t think it’s going to work on my fitness level. I need to get back to building up my longer runs. Starting tomorrow morning.

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to damienair

I am not worried about the distances. I run what I feel like- currently a minimum of 5K for (not)parkrun three times a week (yes I am recording all three on the official page after all - hoping that Running Challenges will create a (not)parkrun badge.)

If I feel the need to do a 10K, probably peer pressure if friends sign up! I know that I can get back up to the distance fairly quickly.

Currently doing the GNR Solo challenge of 40 runs in 78 days, which shouldn't be too difficult, I need to add an extra 7 runs over the 11 weeks.

Seriously considering the Lands End to John O'Groats challenge - walk or run the distance over a year. Main challenge will be to remember to switch on the Garmin for walks as well as runs.

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to RunaroundSue

Wow. Those are some great challenges. I’m running 5K too, 2-3 times per week. But I have really slowed down. I feel I need to get back to 10K so as mentally 5K won’t feel like a long run anymore. It’s in the head. And I plan to do an interval session during the week too. I’m going to enter a 13K mountain run in November, so that is something to aim towards.

Damien

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to damienair

I mostly run 6 or 7 k anyway (as long as I don't have to :) )

I have been working through the Polyrunner sessions, then the Run Free/Run Wild ones. I need to finish the Run Wild quota next week then I will move on to the Guardian Advanced podcasts. They will work me a bit harder, with Strides, Intervals and Hill Reps, all of which improve my stamina and distance as well as my motivation. The latter has been much improved by your non-parkruns and now the official (not) parkruns.

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to damienair

13K mountain run - certainly a challenge to aim for.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to RunaroundSue

Ahh yes that would it it Sue! I got a (Not) PR PB today, and of course it’s because I’ve lost a couple of inches of hair! 😅

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10

Hope you had a great run and a coffee after with your running buddies Damien.

I did my (not) parkrun yesterday with a time of 30.11. Not too bad considering there are hills and long inclines . Have a great day 🏃‍♂️👍🏃‍♀️

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to Buddy34

Well done Buddy. I would have been very happy with a 30:11 Finish time this morning. I really struggled today. Well done to you.

Yes after our run we had a little picnic in the park. Loads of other people were after doing the same. Little groups did a run and rather than a cafe they were having a little post run coffee and picnic in the park. The local cafe is open. But you would not be happy to start going in little groups yet. It’s nicer and safer outdoors for the time being.

Damien

damienair
damienairModerator

I really struggled with my run this morning. The weather was lovely, but a late night and a few too many bottles of Sol beer last night didn’t help. I had to take a couple of walking breaks. So my time was a lot slower. I finished my run in a time of 32:14. But it was so nice to see the park nicely busy. There is a one way route around the park and everybody stuck to it with walkers staying to the right of the path and runners on the left, so Social distancing was very easy to observe.

I’ve lost so much fitness despite running all through lockdown. I’m going to get out tomorrow morning and run a nice gentle 10K run. I need to get my distance back up again. Happy weekend everyone.

Damien

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Wow, you have a very well behaved lot in your park Damien. We have direction arrows painted on our little bridge and notices saying to keep moving but lots of people ignore them because they want to look at the swans or the RSC (understandably but...!).

Once you get your distance up I bet your fitness reappears. That’s still a good time considering you walked some of it!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to damienair

damienair, that’s a mighty good time considering it was run with a hangover (hahaha, you’re making a habit of this!) and you walked some of it. I’d be proud as punch with that! 👊

Enjoy your relaxing 10k tomorrow. Sounds ideal. 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thanks Cheeky. I’ve got into a 5K rut. I need to go further, so going out early tomorrow morning to attempt a slow easy 10K. I need to also start back doing interval training. I’ve really lost a lot of fitness. I’m finding it tough running on my own.

Your doing really well.

Damien

PS - just water tonight 😂

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10

Hi Damien, I got out a bit early at 8.15 this morning as it seemed to be warming up quickly here on the South Coast. I stuck with my amended route from last week which takes me through our local park and avoids the main road somewhat - though there wasn't much traffic around at that time.

It was a beautiful morning and I enjoyed a very pleasant 28.10 - my best on a Saturday for some time. However...........I too did an intervals 5k in the week and managed 27.18, so that will be my (not) parkrun time for this week. Actually it's better than my 'proper' parkrun PB, which is 27.27!

Hope you enjoy your 10k tomorrow!👍

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Well done JP, an excellent run. I guess you don’t have the herring gulls waking you up at dawn. 🙉

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy - no just the occasional magpie!😀

SueKen
SueKenGraduate10

I managed to get out again this morning, this time with my bubble buddy for company, although he cried off with sore knees at 3.5k. Nothing like a PB this week, I’ve been really struggling over the last couple of weeks. But I have been out and done 3 (not)parkruns this week, so hope it counts for something!

Sybilw
SybilwGraduate10

Thought I’d join the chat as my runs this week have been disappointing. I’m back to childcare but my daughter works shifts so it’s not been too busy - yet! I’ve been out every other day during lockdown with several longer runs, usually when my daughter went out and did one (I can do that too!! 😆). All in all not sure why this week went wrong. Only 2 runs and the first one I stopped at 4K for the first time in months. I was on such a high 2 weeks ago when we actually got some rain (East Anglia!) and I got an all time pb. This is really just a whinge as I know next week will be better!! Just relying on my best friend - the age grading sort button!! Well done to everyone. Next week ............. 🤞🏻

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to Sybilw

I hear you. I’ve fallen into a bit of a rut myself. You’ve just got to just keep training and keep on running. I’m going to increase my running now, I’ve fallen back to just 2 runs a week lately. But I’m happy to be still running. Looking forward to hearing about your run next week.

Damien

Sybilw
SybilwGraduate10 in reply to damienair

I’m not so much training as plodding on. I know I need to do strength work. My splits are very similar whether it’s 5 or 10k. It’s not running so much as forward momentum!! 🤣 Good to vent occasionally even if you know the solution!! 😆

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