Laura Rocks

Laura Rocks

Yesterday I posted that I had lost all my enthusiasm. I think it was a combination of the heat, being on leave for a few days in a beautiful cathedral city (Lincoln) and getting scared about doing the Colour Run on the 16th. I had set up the Nike+ Coach app on my phone and didn't seem to be able to keep up with the number of runs it was asking for.

The responses from the Forum encouraged me to get out of bed earlier this morning (I usually run later on Sundays), and decided to take Laura for a run down the canal, listening to W1R1.

I really enjoyed it. Actually heard the music this time because the first time I did W1R1 I was concentrating on getting to the end of the 60 seconds each time, rather than listening to the music :-).

I met a number of Canadian geese, moor hens, blackbirds and a heron. Here are the geese heading towards Birmingham as I say goodbye.

I think I will do W2R1 on Tuesday and revert to my own running scheme on Thursday, and ditch the Nike+ Coach. I have done two 5Ks (a parkrun and the RFL) so I am sure I can do the Colour Run in my own time without trying to achieve a PB.

4 Replies

  • Fab that your mojo is back. Love your photo, looks like a very serene scene. Have faith in yourself, you've already got lots of training and several races under your belt, so you know you can do it. Good luck and happy running.

  • I don't think you will want to do a pb for the colour run! From what I have heard people stop in the colour areas, roll around and generally concentrate more on getting covered head to toe in colour than trying to get their best time! Enjoy!

  • I can see me getting strange looks on my train journey home! I will probably have to stand up all the way so as not to mess up the seats!

  • The colour run isn't a timed run, it's a fun 5k run. It's geared to be an easy course for people who are new runners or never have run before. It's more of a run/walk. My first colour run (I'm in the USA) was not fun. The course was to be flat & paved but was changed to a professional XC course ...hilly and grass .... I ended up walking most of it because the grass was wet. I'm sure your experience will be more pleasant. I plan on doing another one in October on a course I'm familiar with. Go out and have fun...don't even try timing yourself and post some pics of you with the brilliant colors that you are sprayed with.

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