What a cracking run

Weather perfect, just warm enough not to need a hoodie for the warm-up walk. I ran 4km in a bit over 34 minutes - my best ever! OK, so I know this is slow to many of you . . .

And no need to stop for the usual, which is 3 runs on the trot now!

Sadly, the last week-day run for a while due to the clocks going back this weekend. :( Still got the weekends though. :)

I am definitely on a 'high' this evening. :)

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  • Sounds like you had a great run. :-) There are plenty of us tortoises round here. ;-) I'd forgotten the clocks go back this weekend. I hate the early dark evenings. All the more reason to get out and run to keep my spirits up. Happy running. :-)

  • Thanks - not my favourite time of year.

  • Great to hear about and share your 'high'. I think it's so important that we all recognise our own successes and not compare them to other people's. Also glad you didn't have to stop :)

  • Thanks, some people pay a lot of money for a 'high'

  • As it it will be dark in the evenings, why not buy a headtorch? If the area you run in is safe at night, then they add a whole new dimension to running. There are masses to look at, but I have found the Alpkit Gamma for £15 (only from Alpkit) is great; it even has a built-in rear red LED. Also look at the offerings from Petzl, Silva and the myriad of other makers. You can some real bargains if you go for last seasons models.

    Happy (and safe) running.

  • Thanks for the suggestions, but its doubtful I will run in the dark, too quiet round here.

  • Take your husband with you ~ he could carry a torch for you!

  • Nah! He's too lazy. He started c25k with me but gave up at week 3. Something about a sore knee.

  • An ice pack works wonders ~ but I'm not going to say where you should put it!

  • I know exactly where it belongs!

    Unfortunately he just wasn't enjoying the running. Fair enough, I would hate to feel obliged to continue with something I didn't enjoy.

  • Promise me and the C25K community one thing, and that is that you will keep running when you can?

  • There is no way I'm giving this up now, after all the effort! There are still weekend runs outside and now I've joined a gym there is the dreadmill

  • I too am a slow runner but what the .... it's better than a non runner.

    Congratulations on your new PB. I love doing the sporty talk :-)

    have fun and enjoy :-)

  • Ha ha! My husband gets bored with me talking about running so much.

  • well done. i am slow compared to others too, but i do it, and that's the main thing. did my first dark run last night, i liked it more than i thought i would! give it a try.

  • Did you feel safe? Thats what bothers me.

  • i live in built up area, so got plenty of street light. also my night route is on loops around the houses so feel safer. prefer day time running though.

  • I live in a village, not all streets have lighting, some do not even have pavements! The lack of pavements is the reason I run along the canal towpath, but no lighting there at all.

  • i see what you mean. i would only do day runs in your position too.

  • I've joined a gym so I can keep up the good work on weekday evenings during the winter. Had my first session on my own today - seemed ok, just not sure what I am doing yet!

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