My goal this morning was to complete 5k run even if I had to walk part of it and to do it under 50mins And I RAN - yes RAN - all the way in 38.37 mins!!!!! I still can't believe the time . I LOVED it . It is a flat route and was a beautiful sunny morning, cold but dry and no wind or frost. I followed all the advice given on this forum -- go slow and steady , ' follow' someone of similar pace , don't think of how far you still have to go and ENJOY . And do you know what it worked so once again thanks to all you guys for your support. Wilmacgh (regular on this forum) even waited for me at finish after she had completed run She must have been freezing but I really appreciated her being there. I was 428th - not sure how many runners today but I think there was about doz or so behind me I am still on a high. I feel like a little girl and not a 59 yr old grandma of 7. Never ever thought I would achieve this when I started C25K couple of months ago Still have 2 runs to do so hopefully graduate next week Wow! For anyone thinking about doing park run -- just go for it !
Edinburgh park run. I DID it ! Yea !!!!!! - Couch to 5K
That's brilliant! Go the over-50s! You're so right about being able to achieve goals - I'm absolutely loving having a lot more energy and stamina now, at 52 (nearly!), than I probably had 20 years ago! I think you can do whatever you set your mind to, Fitfor60! Thanks for the offer of meeting at Parkrun, I'll let you know if I get round to it one of these weekends! And don't be too sure about having to wait for me at the finish - I've a way to go before today's pace is consistent, and you're going from strength to strength too!