Week 8 Run 2

Sorry guys but I have ignored all of your good advice. Got up this morning and felt really good and couldn't wait to get going so had some cornflakes, yoghurt and tea at 7 and then running at 8.15, did some stretches as I always do now and set off at 6.2 kph as soon as the 5 minutes warm up walk had finished, Laura was still talking, felt good at 28 minutes so carried on to 30 minutes and then the 5 minute warm down walk so a total of 40 minutes and 4k covered in total and I feel good, finished off with some stretching and drank a load of water and now I have to stop sweating, have a shower and do some work, working from home today so no problems travelling and sweating, last run of week 8 on Sunday morning. Sorry if I sound upbeat but I am pleased with myself.

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  • Cornflakes! Hmmm not very good running fuel Paul. I reckon you'd get more mileage from eating the box! I do love cornflakes mind you but I don't think they quite cut the mustard for fuelling runs

    But I digress. Well done on nailing another run. Not far to go now and you'll soon be home and dry. Go steady and you'll finish in style

    Seriously, I'd switch to a better breakfast cereal. Wholegrain! I think porridge is the best running fuel. I had muesli this morning with homemade fruit compote. Blackberries and apples from the garden. Dished up with Rachel's coconut yog. Mmmmmm

    Sorry to be such a nag. Have a lovely day and bask in the glow of another good run.

  • I'll try the porridge on Sunday morning, what about a full English, I could eat one of those every day!

  • That sounds totally "deLISHious" :-)

  • Nice work Paul well done - i'm with Miss Wobble on the cornflake box tho!!!

  • Bananas! Well done!

  • Sorry hate bananas with a vengeance, I'll try the porridge.

  • Wow! That's excellent!!!! Well done you!!! Bet you're beaming!!! What a great start to your day!!

  • Thanks, now it's your turn again.

  • Yeah! Plan is to get up early and go! I have a birthday party to organise tonorrow!! So need it done and ticked early!!!

  • Ok, we'll all be watching to see if you did it.

  • No pressure then!!!!!

  • Well done paul. You deserve to feel good. Run done one more then into graduation week. Good luck

  • Thanks and looking forward to it.

  • I have a full English, usually on a Friday morning but only after a good weigh in. If I've gained weight then I don't have it. If it's all grilled and good stuff then it's fine. More of the grilled mushrooms and toms though than bacon and sossies. I stick to one good sossie and two rashers of proper bacon (I cut the fat off. I know, sad but there we are) I use Frylite for the egg (when the Frylite is empty I make up my own from olive oil and a little water to make it spritz. Without a drop of water the nozzle blocks up). You can have some baked beans and a slice of toast.

    I sometimes have a full English for my dinner as you don't always have time in a morning

    do you

  • Great enthusiasm P727! Keep it going, only 4 more runs to go to get your badge! I still polish mine every day.

    Obsessing about salt/sugar in processed stuff. Ditch the Cornflakes and get with the porijj programme! Not that I always practice what I preach from my soapbox :D

  • Well done Paul - I've got the first week 8 run tomorrow, so I'm hoping I'll be able to do as well as you.

    Not long now for your shiny badge :)

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