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Week 9 Run 1 - a very slow success


It was slightly slower than week 8, but I plodded along on a slightly different route around the woods to try to make the 30mins feel less long. I reverted to my usual route when I discovered that my new one was more hilly and swampy though!

For this run I put a sports drink in my water bottles and although I quite liked the sugar energy boost, I didn't feel as though it quenched my thirst as much as water. I was trying not to drink that much so I didn't need to stop to go to the toilet though! Maybe next time I will have one little bottle of sports drink and one of water.

Good luck to everyone else on week 9!

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Hi big-momma! Good to know you've started week 9. It may have felt slow but is a lot faster than the couch! I have just this minute got back from a week 9 run and it's a good job I didn't wimp out because the sun really is hot - even at 9.00 - so I may not have finished if I'd gone any later in the day.

I have never tried those sports drinks and wondered if they would be good for Parkrun days. I will have to try one and see how I get on.

Good luck for the rest of the week. ONLY 2 MORE RUNS! You're almost there!

big-mommaGraduate in reply to Beek

Thanks! I very much doubt if I will only take 2 runs though! Glad that you are still determined to get the better of one of those park runs! :)

Well done bm ! You are really close now....you are catching me up ! I'm due to do W9 R3 tomorrow morning...don't know at the moment if I will be able to,as my back is playing up,damn and blast the timing .I'm keeping everything crossed...never had to postpone a run so far....and really don't want to have to postpone the "Big G !"

All good wishes for the rest of W9 ....will be looking out for your graduation post ! Good luck :)

big-mommaGraduate in reply to Carolecal

Oh good luck if your back is up to it! I haven't had a major break since I pulled my knee muscles at the end of the first time I did week 2, but I have taken an extra recovery sometimes I think. Hope your back is fine soon anyway and I will look out for your Big G post soon!

BeekGraduate in reply to Carolecal

Good luck for tomorrow! Graduation on the way! Do be careful though and postpone if your back is niggling.


Hey fast lady, you managed to slow down at last. This post seems more composed and confident. You are nearly there. Personally, I drink a glass of water before a run and then again afterwards, I don't want to carry anything with me while I am running, it's extra weight after all.

Good luck with the rest of week 9.

big-mommaGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thanks. I hadn't really thought about the weight of the drink before. I already burn a huge amount of calories lugging my own weight around so I don't imagine I would notice a little extra too much though! It could be just a comfort blanket sort of prop though!


Good to see you on W9!

Not far to go now, you'll soon have your lovely graduate badge big-momma.

big-mommaGraduate in reply to Scipio

I really hope so! I have wanted such a stunning accessory for months!

You are so nearly there! Good going!

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