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New Park run PB - very happy

So last week I did my park run in 28 minutes and said that I was aiming for 26 minutes this week. Well I managed 26 minutes and 37 seconds, 28th out of 52. I am very happy with that, I know that next week I can do the 26.

This week I have been running after work, routine is

Monday - 7K run

Tuesday - 6k run

Wednesday - steak and chips and a glass of ale

Thursday - 1.85k swim

Friday - drive home and spend the evening catching up with the family

Saturday - Park run

Sunday - back to my 10k run and then a nice roast dinner

when I run on my own I run slower, I like running with other people!

Have a good weekend all.

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Nice one, alcopop. That sounds like a pretty full on schedule. I am not sure that my aged body would cope with running on consecutive days, even though I have to fight the urge to do so. How long since you graduated?


Thanks. Graduated 5 months ago, got up to 10k and was doing that 3 times a week, the hurt my knee so cut back for a while. Just starting on the 10k again. I am 49 and my aim is to do at least a half marathon by this time next year


I am nearly ten years older than you (and remember that is ten years of sloth and abuse of my body) so I will probably not push myself to that degree, although I aim to hit 10k before the end of this month, having graduated about a month ago. It is inspiring to hear what other graduates are achieving. Excellent park run times. Good luck with next one.


Fab PB well done!


I am green alocopop!! Hey only joking! First of all CONGRATS on your great success!! You are soooo good! I am 44 and I still can't run 5K under 30 minutes, wish I could do it like you! Any suggestions, hints and tips?? Wishing you all the very best for future runs!!! Keep up the good work and take good care!


Keep plugging away at it. I found that doing 10k helped with my 5k speed. Also when I run on my own I am slower than I am on the park run. Join a park run if you have one near you. They are free and good fun.

Good luck and keep on running. :-D


Thank you alcopop, I have done few Parkruns and my PB has been under 32 minutes. Yes our local park is just 5 minutes walk from home. Now my aim is to run 10K. Once my knees don't make a big fuss when I run the 10K, I will keep running 10K every week, at least once until I am fit to run longer. Then HM!! Good luck for your running too!!!


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