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damienair
damienairModerator

It’s another Saturday morning which means it’s time for another (not)parkrun. For anyone new to this, a group of us here run 5K every Saturday morning and we pretend that we have just done a parkrun. We then post our little run reports below.

So you are all welcome to join in every Saturday morning. This morning I am at my parents house. I may wait and do my own (not)parkrun this afternoon instead when I get back home. Although I do have my running gear with me. We will see what happens.

Happy running everyone and l am looking forward to reading all the run reports later.

Damien

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Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Hello damienair, I’m on 3.5k on the magic plan today but I will be walking to and from the prom, so I’ll count that as part of my (not) parkrun.

Have a great run everyone.

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Good plan. You can be tailwalker

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to RunaroundSue

I wouldn’t have been a very popular Tailwalker @RunarounSue. I did 10 sets of JogRunSprint during the run! 😂😂

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Okay, maybe not :)

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to Dexy5

Well done. I didn't get to run yesterday after all. I got out there now and did 5K followed by another 2K. I'm wrecked. I'm only catching up on this now.

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to damienair

7k is brilliant damienair- we will not get back to 10k, slowly but surely.

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10

Good luck everyone. Not taking part this week as on the way to Calais for the Tunnel back to the UK!

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Enjoy your last bit of freedom Sandie.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

(Almost) welcome home Sandie1961! At least you’re coming back to decent weather if nothing else is .......

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

With a van full of French wine and barbecues in the garden planned for the weekend. Reality can wait til Monday 😃

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

You’ve definitely got well prepared for it Sandie! Have you paracetamol as well? 😁

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to TailChaser

No, I never find it much help tbh. I’d rather just lie on the sofa and groan 😂😂😂

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Berocca is very good for the morning after.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Sounds ideal! 🍷 🇫🇷 😀

Cmoi
CmoiGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Well, you have to keep in practice!

GTFC
GTFC in reply to Sandie1961

Safe trip back 💜

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to Sandie1961

Hope your back home safely. I'm going to do a BBQ this evening too.

Damien

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to damienair

Thanks. Yes, got back yesterday. Beautiful weather here so continuing the outside life in the back garden!

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to Sandie1961

Windy here, but so lovely and warm. I ran 7K, mowed the lawns, weeded the flower bed and now going to prepare the BBQ. Enjoy

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Morning Damien and all you other friendly runners! 🥰

I wasn’t looking forward to my run this morning (what? 😱) I’ve become a little competitive with myself of late and I didn’t feel I’d be able to manage more than a lukewarm plod. I then would have been cross! 🙄

But, being the obstinate soul that I am, I headed out. Walked up to my personal “start line” and barely checked my Garmin during the run at all as I didn’t think I’d like what I’d see.

I had to deviate off my chosen track a few times (it’s a large flat grassy area with a track round the perimeter and one up the middle giving me “dog walker avoidance” options). I can see Flossie at all times and she snuffles around watching me going round in circles! 🐕 The run felt ok, no more than that, so I was delighted to find I’d shaved 27 seconds off last week, resulting in my 2nd fastest (Not) PR time of 34:31. 🏃‍♀️

It was worth grumping out the door for after all! 👍

Happy running everyone. 😀

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Well done cheekychipmunks. All that distance running has definitely sped you up. What is your real parkrun PB?

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy5, it’s 33:31 which I got when we all met at Stratford-upon-Avon. I was nowhere near that at Eastville, so it would be fun to see what my time is nowadays ...... 🏃‍♀️

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Wow, you really are doing brilliantly 🥳👏 Sounds like a lovely carefree run x

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Thanks Sandie1961. I suppose there was no pressure which helps. 😀

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Brilliant cheeky! I find when I don’t look forward to a run it often goes quicker 💪👍👏

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

That’s very true TC. 😀

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Great run for you today Cheeky, a sub 35 minute 5K is always a very good time for us runners, a pity that Flossie can't run along with you, perhaps she would rather sniff among bushes while you 🏃🏾 run. 🏃🏾

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Thank you AlMorr, I was surprised to see a sub 35 today. I was fully expecting over 36 minutes if I’m being honest!

I think Flossie would rather do her own thing off the lead when she can. She’ll get plenty more chances to run attached to me when real PR starts back up. 😀

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

I take my neighbours dog a walk most days, occasionally when I am walking Holly the dog, Holly pulls me along and I start to run, her owner told me today that Holly could run at a parkrun whenever they start again, I am not sure if I could run a full 5K with Holly, she runs quite fast, but who knows I might get a sub 30 minute 5k with her. 😊 🏃🏾

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

You’d both enjoy it I’m sure Al! A bit of dog turbo power is always welcome! 🐾🐾🐾

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Nice one CC. Just purring along, totally relaxed and coming up with a great time. Pure class 👏👏👏

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

Thanks BC! Sometimes a “pressure off” run reaps dividends I suppose. 😀😀

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador in reply to cheekychipmunks

Great stuff!👍🙂

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Sandraj39

Thank you Sandraj39, I ended up in a far better mood than when I left the house. 😅

GTFC
GTFC in reply to cheekychipmunks

Oooooooh. That is a decent run 👏👏

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to GTFC

Thanks so much GTFC, in my little world it was good! 😀

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to cheekychipmunks

Brilliant Cheeky. Very very well done. You are flying.

Damien

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to damienair

I never thought I’d hear that phrase referred to me damienair, but thank you, I enjoyed it in the end. 😀🏃‍♀️

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10

Good morning Damien & all! I did my (not)parkrun on Thursday as I’ve had to shake my routine up. I will be doing my long run instead very shortly and I was supposed to do a 10 mile walk via canal side pubs tomorrow. Unfortunately my friend is going into Birmingham lockdown so it’s been postponed. Understandably she wants one last run with her running group so another plan bites the dust 🙄

Thursday was tough as I did it after work but it was 28:40 so could be worse.

I might just have to go to the pub tomorrow anyway...

Have fun everyone 👍

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Definitely go to the pub TC. They need your custom. 🤪

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to TailChaser

I’ve only got close to 28.40 once in my life, so that’s a success as far as I’m concerned👏👏 I agree with Dexy, go to the pub anyway, especially if you can sit outside in the sunshine. Life is for living xx

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

That’s once more than me Sandie1961! 😅😅

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Another vote for the pub! It’s going to be a lovely day, so make the most of it. 🥰

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

All right, if you insist... you’ve twisted my arm 😊 Cheers 🍻

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Mine’s a virtual G&T thanks TailChaser! 🥂

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

It will be waiting on the virtual table for you cheeky 😀

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

It’ll be delicious and I can’t wait, thanks TC! 😅🥂

I probably couldn’t do 28:40 if I was on my bike TC so well done you! What a shame about your friend, I suspect we’ll be in for more of the same as the winter comes on. Better make the most of the pub while you can!🤪

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

I didn't realise that you also cycled Oldgirlruns, well done, as you probably know I also cycle, much much longer than running, been cycling since I was 7 except for around 10 years after I got married.

You compare times with cycling and running, I have compared my normal 5K route with cycling, running and walking for comparisons, on AVERAGE I RUN that 5K route in 33.30, have walked it on average in 55 minutes although I once power walked it on 48 minutes and cycled it in around 19 minutes, I have not got a racing bike, if I had the time would probably be about 13 minutes, so I hope you enjoy your cycling 🚲 as much as your 🏃🏾 running.

Oldgirlruns
Oldgirlruns in reply to AlMorr

When I say cycling Alan, I mean I have a 35 year old bike which sits in the hall getting in the way and which gets taken out occasionally! Very naughty as living in a flat city there’s really no excuse for not cycling everywhere!

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

👍 🚲 🏃🏾🚶

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

That’s a fast walk Al, I usually take just over an hour. I don’t think my little legs were built for fast walking. I’ll have to see how fast it is on my mountain bike one day.

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

On a Thursday I am a member of our local walking group, it restarted 2 weeks ago after almost 6 months off due to you know what, the group is devided into 3 sections, the slow, medium and faster walkers, a bit like a running club, I am in the faster walking section, on a Thursday we usually walk a little over 4K in around the 47/52 minutes time, when we finish we all go into the local leisure centre cafe where the other 2 section are BUT for the moment we just go home because of social distancing, anyway the cafe is closed. until ??

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

Bet you could 😁😉

I think you’re right OG, I’m just surprised it’s happening so quickly. Thankfully my friend is coming down now so we can go to the pub together. As I’m getting an HU round in, can I get you a pint of something? 😋🍻

Drat! Missed it!

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to TailChaser

Well done TailChaser ,

I didn't get to do a run yesterday after all. We were away and when we got home at 4 pm yesterday I was just about to go for a run until disaster struck. Well disaster for my two boys anyway. The PS4 had a melt down and had stopped working. So I spent the evening trying to repair it and get it going again. The kitchen table was full of circuit boards, fans and screws. Thankfully it worked. But after getting it going again it was late and I had lost interest.

I'm just in after doing my run now. I did 7K interval training. It was warm.

Damien

Sounds like a good morning after all cheeky!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

It was thanks Oldgirlruns! You just can’t tell can you? 🏃‍♀️😀

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10

Good morning Damien, I am just back from my 26th Virtual parkrun, 13th (not)parkrun, would you believe it that is now 6 months since there was a official Parkrun, anyway it was a lucky 13 for me as my run this morning was a NOT parkrun PB of 32.36, it was ran on a slightly different route as my normal one, the exact same 5K route of our local Santa Dash 5K in December which no doubt this year won't be on.

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Congratulations on your (not) Parkrun PB Al. A great time👏👏👏 Fingers crossed that the real thing will be back next month, although I’m not trying to get my hopes up too much the way things are going

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

I was also congratulated by another runner who runs at parkrun when he noticed that I was wearing my Vitality Parkrun t shirt. 😊 🏃🏾

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Well done on your (not) parkrun PB Al. 🏃‍♂️👏👏

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy5, I was also congratulated on my run by another runner whom I met after we had completed our runs, he told me that he also ran at the same parkrun that I had a PB of 30.55 a year ago next week.

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Yay! Well done Al! 👏👏👏

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

👍 🏃🏾 😊

GTFC
GTFC in reply to AlMorr

A PB

Yes Al!! 👏👏👏👏👏🥇

Absolutely tremendous effort! Surely a little snifter?

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to GTFC

A PB at NOT PARKRUN, my 5K PB was ran at a official Parkrun in September 2019 in a time of 30.55, you can see my run of Saturday morning on Relive as I saw your wonderful marathon on Relive as well, once again a big congratulations for that 26 mile run. 🏃🏾 👍 🎓

GTFC
GTFC in reply to AlMorr

I will look at it right away my friend.

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to AlMorr

Congratulations Alan on your (not)parkrun PB. Great going. Sorry I'm late replying. I was kept very busy with family stuff yesterday. I only got to do my own run today. But I'm not logging it as it was interval training. The picture of me at the top is from 6 months ago. The very last parkrun. It had stopped in the Republic of Ireland the week before due to COVID-19. But I was away with work in Belfast and ran Queens parkrun.

Damien

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to damienair

No problem whatsoever Damien, I do remember that the UK had parkruns on the 14th March when the rest of Europe including your country had their last parkrun the previous week, 7th March, on the 21st March I ran my first virtual parkrun, all the runs now seem "virtual" there was a TV program on today regarding the Great North Run, today there were several thousand running a Virtual Great North Run, that's a half marathon.

Morning! I did my slow plod yesterday Damien, hope that’s ok! I did a 4k as part of ju-ju’s plan and then tacked on the extra km to make up my (not)parkrun for a total of 49:26 mins. Happy running folks!

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

Another great run for you yesterday Oldgirlruns, a slow plod is better than a no plod and sitting on the couch and not plodding at all

I am pleased to say that I got a PB. NOT parkrun time this morning of 32.36 which I am happy with, enjoy your runs and the rest of the day 😊 🏃🏾. 👍

Oldgirlruns
Oldgirlruns in reply to AlMorr

Thanks Alan and well done on your PB - you’re running like a greyhound there!

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

I was passed by a runner who later I met when he and I were finished with our run, he noticed that I was wearing my Vitality Parkrun t shirt and told me that he also ran at parkruns, he congratulated me on my time this morning and also hoped that it won't be too long before parkruns resume???.

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

Another tailwalker! Well done

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

Brilliant OGR! 👏👏👏😀🏃‍♀️😍

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to Oldgirlruns

Well done. Of course that's OK. I only got to run today. But I won't be logging it as it was interval training.

Hareshaw-Granny
Hareshaw-Granny60minGraduate

Morning all, my first post on this (not) parkrun Virtual 5k thread.

Managed to dodge the showers and then very annoyingly get well soaked by a passing white van man, hopefully not deliberately 🤣. Apart from that and being overtaken at one point by a much faster runner it was quite uneventful.

Completed 5.14k in 36.56 with an average pace of 7.11 per km.

Happy with that for now.

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Hareshaw-Granny

Well done HG and welcome to our weekly thread. Hope you’ve dried off! 👍👏👏

Hareshaw-Granny
Hareshaw-Granny60minGraduate in reply to TailChaser

Thank you, yes well dried, showered, fed and watered.😄

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Hareshaw-Granny

Do you have a real parkrun close by that you want to join when it’s back Hareshaw-Granny? We are total addicts as you can tell.

Hareshaw-Granny
Hareshaw-Granny60minGraduate in reply to Dexy5

Hi Dexy5, I have 3 parkruns fairly handy which I intend to take part in when they return. 😁😁

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Hareshaw-Granny

Excellent.

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to Hareshaw-Granny

Welcome Hareshaw-Granny ,

Delighted to have you join us. Unfortunately I did not get to take part myself yesterday due to family time and 2 very upset young boys who have managed to practically burn out their games console over the last 6 months due to over usage. Anyway, I spent yesterday evening trying to fix it for them. Thankfully it worked.

I got out for my run today instead but I won't be logging it as I did 7K Interval training instead. Looking forward to having you on board again next week. I'll be properly taking part then.

Damien

Hareshaw-Granny
Hareshaw-Granny60minGraduate in reply to damienair

Thanks for your welcome, glad you managed to get out yourself today.

Week7
Week760minGraduate

Feeling happy!

Set out this morning for my 39min run on Juju's magic plan. I have been playing with various app and now found the best solution for me_NRC app set at runtime so I get regular updates and a comedy podcast to entertain.

Result was 39 min run completed and my first (not )parkrun 5k time 35:53 .

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Week7

Well done and welcome to the Saturday get together

Week7
Week760minGraduate in reply to Dexy5

Thanks, Never kept going on anything like this before_reading all the entertaining posts on here that keeps me going_...and I think I may be getting a bit addicted to running!Never thought I'd say that.

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to Week7

Hello Week7 ,

Well done on the 39 minute run and on your first (not)parkrun. Welcome. Looking forward to seeing you again next Saturday. I cheated yesterday. Only did my run today. I'll be out for sure next week. See you again then.

Damien

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador

Morning all - love these posts!

Yesterday I ran my local 5K pavement pounder - rather than my local Parkrun course where I also often run🙂 - completed in 28:46, average pace 5:45

Have a good weekend everyone.🙂

Hedgehogs123
Hedgehogs12360minGraduate in reply to Sandraj39

Oh wow, wish I could do that time. My best is 32m 56, but I'm aiming for under 30 so will get there I'm sure!🏃‍♀️😆

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador in reply to Hedgehogs123

Keep on chipping away...I think my hill repeats have helped me.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Sandraj39

Amazing Sandraj39! 🎉🎉🎉🎉

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador in reply to cheekychipmunks

Too kind!☺️

GTFC
GTFC in reply to Sandraj39

Speedy 👏👏👏👏 well done you!

Mum22boys
Mum22boysGraduate10 in reply to Sandraj39

Very impressive, keep running those hills 😉

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador in reply to Mum22boys

I will...😫😂

Mum22boys
Mum22boysGraduate10 in reply to Sandraj39

😉

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Sandraj39

Well done Sandra. An excellent time.

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to Sandraj39

Well done Sandra great pace. I'm not there yet but chasing after a similar time each week.

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10

Morning all.

I have also done a separate post because I wanted to share a photo of my km times.

This week we are back to our usual Saturday morning lockdown run. We were elsewhere for the last two weeks because we joined Pianism on his virtual Half Marathon, then we went camping in Delamere Forest.

It was a very nice run, comfortable temperature and each kilometre was faster than the one before. I have taken to stopping my watch after 5km then running/walking back but today I was going well so continued the run to 6km, where I met Geoff walking back towards me brandishing the water bottle.

We then walked back to the village, but oh no! The cafe was full and people waiting outside. So I ordered takeaway bacon, egg and mushroom toasties. After a few minutes though, two tables became free so we were able to sit outside and we ordered tea and coffee to go with the toasties.

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to RunaroundSue

Oh no. How dare those people go to the cafe when you finish your run. Glad you got a table in the end.

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

A bit of a change from the first Saturday they reopened, when we were the only ones in!

Good to see them busy again

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to RunaroundSue

Great running and glad you got the post run breakfast sorted.

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to damienair

We wouldn't have starved :)

But it was nice to sit there in the sunshine (it would have been just as nice in our garden but we would have had to make our own tea and coffee !

Hedgehogs123
Hedgehogs12360minGraduate

Brilliant idea. I'm on week 2 of the 60 min magic plan , , I've just posted about the worse run I've ever had, concrete legs!! 39 mins running was the plan, but my legs had other ideas!! But I kept going , not a Capricorn for nothing!!I love the idea of posting on here every sat. Going to look forward to that! Does it have to be 5km?

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Hedgehogs123

You could tell us how you got on up to 5k then carry on? Lots of us do that.

Good on you for carrying on, you’ll get to 10km no problem if you are ready to fight for it like that 👍👍👍

Hedgehogs123
Hedgehogs12360minGraduate in reply to TailChaser

Oh yes, I'm not giving up!!🏃‍♀️😆

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10 in reply to Hedgehogs123

Excellent 💪💪👌

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to Hedgehogs123

Welcome Hedgehogs123 ,

Glad to have you along. You can do what ever you want, walk, jog, run and any distance. parkrun is 5K every Saturday morning, well at least it was for the past 10 years before lockdown. So we do 5K, but if you want to do more or less, that's no problem. Well done on your run and looking forward to seeing you again next Saturday morning.

Damien

Hedgehogs123
Hedgehogs12360minGraduate in reply to damienair

Thank you! Just love this forum, so inspiration and keeps me going! 😆🏃‍♀️

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to Hedgehogs123

No it doesn't have to be 5k, just join in for the chat

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10

Evening Damien and all,

It was a beautiful morning here in Portsmouth. Earlier in the week I'd disciplined myself to run slower and was rewarded by my first 10k since May. Today I decided to take a similar approach, but couldn't completely restrain myself for the whole 5k, so ended up with 29.57 - not that slow after all. Must try harder!😀

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Sometimes the legs just take over JP. Good run 👏👏

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

Yes naughty legs!😜 Thanks BC - well done on the VO2 max

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to JonathanP

I think you are back to full fitness again Jonathan.

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Pretty much😀 The only thing I've resisted so far is intervals - one day soon!

Edit - I see from below that you haven't resisted!😜

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to JonathanP

I thought I’d try one set to see how I’d get on but ended up doing both; first intervals since January. I’m very pleased with that.

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Excellent - definite progress!👍

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to JonathanP

Brilliant Jonathan,

Very well done on your first 10K since May and also on your nice little sub 30 minute 5K (not)parkrun yesterday.

I ended up being caught up with family stuff yesterday and repairing the kids PS4 yesterday evening. So only got out for my run today. Did 7K interval training so I won't be logging it.

Damien

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Thanks Damien. Sometimes life just gets in the way of running! Glad you managed to get out today.👍

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10

A late 5k for me today, but it was a warm still evening and I set off in hope of seeing my favourite flighty piece (a barn owl); but alas she was charming someone else tonight!!Perfidious floosy!!

I picked up where I left off last week really, shorter stride, higher cadence and a 31:32 time. My 28:17 pb looks unassailable, but I am certainly not going to push it. I am just enjoying each run now. Oh VO2 max gave me another point back, so now I am back at pre injury levels. Probably take it away again on Monday’s hill run but who cares? I can run 🙂

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

Our Little Owl never came back either, but we were rewarded with a family of wild boar trotting across ‘our’ field a couple of mornings ago. Back to the UK now and feeling rather chilly despite 18c temp! Two weeks’ imprisonment to endure. Ah well, it’s been a lovely 10 weeks 😊

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Time for some serious wine tasting Sandie; 😋

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

Back in the land of the stasi and am going to do a 2 week diet and detox! It is just too easy to spend time in the Dordogne on food and wine. And I wouldn’t have it any other way - woe betide if you are vegetarian though!

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Not for me...... I cooked some nice rib eye steaks tonight; delicious....pity wine is off the menu. I still laugh when I think of our eldest announcing, at age 11, that he was going to be veggie. I pointed out that he only ate peas.....end of rebellion 🙂

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

I still remember my step daughter saying she was going going veggie. I asked her what she was going to eat as she wasn’t keen on vegetables- she didn’t really have an answer. Only one (or 3) words - magret de canard 😊

GTFC
GTFC in reply to Beachcomber66

You can, and you can run often and well 👏👏👏👏👏

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to GTFC

Cheers GTFC; still on a post IC high I think! I will calm down eventually!!

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

Don’t tell anyone BC but I did JogRunSprint this morning. I seem to have survived. 🤫

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

I deleted it at your suggestion! That is real progress Dexy5, you are well on your way back to top form. 👏👏👏👏

GTFC
GTFC in reply to Dexy5

😂😂😂👏👏👏

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to Beachcomber66

Well done. I'm a long long way off of last years PB's now. But I'm trying to slowly get back there. Like you I am just happy to be running still. That's the main thing.

Damien

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to damienair

I am carefully keeping stride length down and upping cadence to increase speed; safer but slower I think.

EThomas
EThomasGraduate10

Sorry I'm a bit late to the party. I did my local (Not) Parkrun yesterday with a PB of 31.48. I'm really happy with the result as my legs felt like lead all the way round. I know I didn't hydrate properly on Friday as I was stuck with a full day of mandatory training. It was my own fault as I also decided to walk the 8 miles to and from work on Friday to counteract sitting in a classroom all day.

I seem to be slowly improving my time. I have a 5k planned for November (Covid restrictions depending) and would love to have a sub-30 min. Not sure how to increase my pace further though. I seem to be hovering around the 31-33 minute mark.

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to EThomas

Well done on your PB. I was late to the party too. I only did my own run earlier today. Like you last year I was running 5K in around 32-33 minutes. I started running longer distances and also doing midweek interval training. I managed to get down to a PB of 25:36, it took 8 months but was slow and steady improvement each week.

At the start of this year I was running 5K in 27 minutes. Over the past few months with COVID-19 etc I have kept up my running but slowed right down. Back to 32-33 minutes for 5K. I'm back trying to speed up again. I find it you do 5K interval training on Tuesday and Thursday, 5K (not)parkrun on Saturday and then a longer slower run on Sunday you will get down to sub 30 minutes easy for 5K. With interval training I run 1K at a faster pace, take a short break and repeat. Do it for 5 to 6K.

Damien

EThomas
EThomasGraduate10 in reply to damienair

Thank you. I will try your tips for improving my time.

Comfortnotspeed
ComfortnotspeedGraduate10

Sounds like a great thing to do!

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to Comfortnotspeed

Join us next Saturday, your more than welcome.

Damien

Comfortnotspeed
ComfortnotspeedGraduate10 in reply to damienair

I am going to do that! 👊

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to Comfortnotspeed

Yes, the more the merrier. See you on the Virtual 5K start line next Saturday and a post run catch up here afterwards.

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Strange week for me... shorter runs on my plan so only actually completed 5k twice, and both in 29:49!

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