Post grad runs

Well I've completed two runs since graduation last Friday. The first without Laura just runkeeper and my music to be honest didn't like it. Found I went too fast felt tired quickly and shortened my usual route felt I had cheated. Today back with Laura doing the week 9 run totally different pushed myself and actually ran up a hill which I had avoided for weeks. Felt great when I finished and ran virtually all the way home.

I love this running lark long may it continue.


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6 Replies

  • Well done you! And you ran up a hill. Wow! I'm impressed.

  • Brilliant, well done! I found c25k + good following graduation and then used this with distance recording so had Laura telling me the time then Nike on iPod telling me the distance - works a treat!

  • Hello and well done - keep on going and you will get into a rhythm. I also found it hard after graduation and I built myself a playlist from my own music by checking the beats per minute on and organising the music so the beats per min slowing increase (starting with tracks around 145 to warm up, rising to around 160 bpm. I also set Runkeeper to tell me my pace and heart rate every kilometre. Am loving the running although I took a tumble this morning! Nothing serious and a bit of arnica cream on the knee should sort it out. Good luck.

  • I too found it so hard after my graduation run last Friday LuvleeJu. I don't know what happened to me. It was like the end of term. Nothing to do. Chill out time. And I'm ashamed to confess I didn't run for four whole days. When I ran on Tuesday it felt slow, but to my surprise I picked up two second best efforts on my Strava App. Then today I completely messed up and left my earphones at a friend's house and found myself running 'naked'. Wasn't sure I could manage it as having time out to listen to my (60's) music has been one of my motivating factors all the way through. Anyway I did it and to my surprise quite enjoyed listening to no sounds at all apart from my heavy breathing . There was no one to tell me to stop so I just ran at a comfortable pace till I reached home. To my amazement I found I had run 5K in 40 minutes. That equals my Park Run time three weeks ago when I was REALLY trying! I am going to do another Park Run in my son's local park in North London on Saturday and think I will run naked again- (not literally, don't want to frighten the horses) and just see what happens. I definitely see a 10 K coming on next year!

  • Listen to you Turnturtle that is brilliant. Can't see me doing 10k for a long time but as I'm getting used to saying never say never . Nothing is impossible/unthinkable if you believe in yourself. Well done you

  • I think you should look at doing a Parkrun too Luvleeju. There don't seem to be many of us competing when I look at the results and why not? We should put our heads above the parapets and be proud of who we are! I actually love running on my own but for some reason I run faster with other people and beating your PB is such a boost!

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