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Another go at NRC 60’s πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

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Jools2020Graduate10
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I threatened to have another go at this and this morning I did. I needed to fit in a short run this morning so an early start and this interval run was perfect. I overdid it last time on the mile run intervals, so wanted to put that right.

I set out this morning before 7:00 a.m. and remembered why I like to run early! It wasn’t so hot this morning, but still warm enough for sleeveless tee shirt and shorts. I headed up the hill on my warm up walk and this time I thought to start the workout on my walk, remembering that a 5 minute warm up walk was incorporated, although I didn’t start my watch until I started the first set of intervals.

Off we go at 5K pace. I thought I was pretty spot on with this, but afterwards the stats for the first 60 seconds say I was much slower I think it was a blip. A glitch in the matrix! Also, I was a bit too fast on one of my 10K pace intervals.

The third section running at 5 mile pace I did much better that last time, knowing I had to slow down. Still a bit too fast, though. They were all 6 something mins/km, ending at 6:10 for the last one. Ha! I couldn’t keep that pace up for a kilometre, never mind a mile πŸ˜‚, but I just couldn’t help it, Your Honour!

I was tired at the end, but I paused my watch for 30 seconds while I walked and then jogged to make it up to 3K.

I really enjoyed this workout. Perhaps I like the structure now and then. Running for 60 seconds is so doable. But - I think I need to move on to the 90’s workout next time! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘

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Instructor57 profile image
Instructor57Administrator

Well done jools !I thought you would enjoy these interval runs πŸ˜πŸ‘

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Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Instructor57

Thanks, Ian - I really do! Trying to do one a week. That’s my second run this week and hoping for a third at the weekend. 😊

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to Jools2020

Unfortunately stomach problems have grouded me recently, hope to be back on it in the next few days though 🀞

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Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Instructor57

I’m sorry to hear that, Ian. Hope you are better soon, your running has been really good lately 🀞🀞🀞

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to Jools2020

Thanks, it won't be long so not too bothered 😁But this always seems to happen when approaching 10 miles πŸ€”

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Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Instructor57

How strange!

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to Jools2020

Well, not always stomach problems, but certainly problems πŸ€”πŸ˜πŸ€£

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Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Instructor57

Maybe you should try pretending you have no intention of going on a 10 mile run!

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Birdlady64Graduate10

Great stuff Jools! The interval runs are good fun aren't they, though I'm still rather daunted by the prospect each time.

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Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Birdlady64

They are good fun and you’re only working hard for the last 4 intervals! Love that…….😊

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AlMorrGraduate10

Good run for you Jools, well done, very sensible to start the run at 7 am as it's not just as hot at that time but more humid at that time of the day, hopefully, the weather cools down where you are in the next few days.

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Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

It was lovely to be out early, back for stretches shower and breakfast - all done and dusted by 8:30! One huge problem though - did not feel like eating ice cream that early πŸ˜‚

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Jools2020

I admit that I don't eat ice cream before half past nine in the morning, if my run ends at 8.30, then I'll wait a hour before that ice cream.

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nowsterGraduate10

I was doing lots of interval runs just over a year ago. Not as structured as that one: just long jogs with short sprints.

Well done!

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Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to nowster

I think I tried that. The jogs got longer and the sprints got shorter! I like the structure but certainly don’t want it on every run. Once a week is just right and I’m more likely to keep the run frequency up, something I’ve had real problems with lately.

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FrencGraduate10

Well done! It was smashing out first thing today 😊.

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Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Frenc

Yes, it was! Love to feel that early morning freshness on my shoulders 😊

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BeatlesforeverGraduate10

Nice one, well done!! πŸ’ͺπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’¨ I really enjoy the NRC interval runs but I don't think I've done that particular one. Must give it a go! πŸ‘

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Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Beatlesforever

Don’t do what I did the first time and give an 11/10 effort for your mile pace!

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BeatlesforeverGraduate10 in reply to Jools2020

Thanks for the warning, I'm pretty sure I would've done that! πŸ₯΅πŸ˜‚

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Runninggirl5960minGraduate

Sounds like a good run Jools, it was certainly fresher this morning of late so much more comfortable for running. Cracking the flags here now though, phew, where did I put the ice cream...... πŸ˜€

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Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Runninggirl59

Thanks, it was a good workout at the end! It was much cooler today but the early start helped. Certainly warmed up throughout the day but definitely cooler than Tuesday! I forgot to have my ice cream reward, I was going to have it mid morning!

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Runninggirl5960minGraduate in reply to Jools2020

Go get it girl! 🍦

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Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Runninggirl59

Oh I’m definitely going to have it for my pudding!

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WillowandSolaGraduate10

Those intervals sound fun and i’m glad you enjoyed them

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Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

They were fun! I was actually looking forward to the mile pace, which is supposed to be a 9/10 effort. I did slow down a tad from last time but still had a good workout!

Well done on that interval run πŸ‘. Must admit I’ve become a fan of these NRC structured runs. The intervals are great aren’t they? πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Reggiegirl

They are and although I’m just using them for intervals at the moment, I love the guided longer runs,too. I think I’ve done all the guided runs for 5K, 10K and 10 miles!

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Hedgehogs123Graduate10

Good work, although they're hard aren't they?! I went out and did the 90's one tonight, and the 3 x mile pace seem much longer than 90 seconds!! πŸ˜…πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Hedgehogs123

I’m not ready for 90 seconds yet! πŸ˜‚ the 60’s one is great.

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