Graduate and Bar

My second stint as an undergraduate has now come to an end as I have today completed the third run of week 9. I'm pretty sure they won't let me have the badge twice (Graduate and Bar badge?) so I won't be making too much of a song and dance but it's fair to say I'm quietly well chuffed to have made it this far again. The biggest difference this time round is that all of my runs have been outdoors on the lanes around home, last year they were indoors at the gym and having done both I would recommend the outdoor life if you can. Some runs have gone very well, and some have been hard and a struggle to complete but I can say that all bar one were completed as per the schedule. The only missing run was week 4-3 where I went straight to Week 5-1 and it didn't seem to disrupt the plan at all. The other big difference is that I have a continuing goal this time, last year I graduated and went on holiday but this time I'll be continuing towards my half marathon goal later this year. I'm planning to use the Bridge to 10K podcasts to work through over the next month of so which should take me to an hours run and the Audiofuel Low intensity run which will take me to 2 hours. I'm also seriously considering the local Parkrun on Saturday which will be my first race since the third year school cross country back in the days when the world was in black and white and I finished 91st out of 92.

So, Keep Running Guys


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6 Replies

  • Oh well done Shed79 ! As a newbie I am completely in awe of all of you who are doing this, completing it , and then progressing further. What an inspiration you are ! Give yourself a big pat on the back and a virtual pat on the back from me :-) It just shows you what we can achieve when we put our minds to it . I don't want this to sound cheesey, but YOU ROCK !! :-)

  • Thanks for the comments Poppypug, much appreciated.

  • Well done Shed! Glad you discovered a love of the outdoors. I know running indoors suits some people and for others it is a necessity in winter but I couldn't bear to run in a gym. It's being outdoors for me that makes it special, even though I run in an urban landscape, not countryside.

  • Well done Shed, that's great! Sounds like you have your goals all set. I agree its fantastic to run outside, I have been on the treadmill a couple of times but love to be outside with nature and the elements. I can recommend Parkruns, I have just done my first two and they were really good. And, you are only racing against yourself so it doesn't matter if you come 92nd! enjoy x

  • Congratulations shed , Iam re doing the c25k , I've just completed r3 wk6 . So nearly there . Good look with all your runs .

  • Good for you! As a recent starter that really inspires me to keep going. I love your cross country memory - that was the only sport I properly represented my school at - only because no-one else would do it! I think my results were pretty similar to yours :-)

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