W9 R1 parkrun

Today's parkrun challenged me right from the word go. I managed 1 lap and a half before I had to slow to a walk, to catch my breathe back. ( never been this bad) I did this a few times. not sure why it was so hard, just guessing after a busy week at work, plus running club and keeping on track with c25k I was knackered from the start. my time last parkrun was 37.48 when parkrun sent me my time I'd only gone and got a Pb of 37.43 so a sub 5 seconds ha ha. I could not believe it. So although I had to walk a few times, it's shows my pace and fitness has improved. So was not a bad run after all ;-)

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  • Well done!! you havent even graduated yet and you are out doing parkruns!

  • Thank you ;-)

  • Wow B, you always have so much going on. A good time for you though....especially when you were poorly not so long ago. (First run of week 9 for me tomorrow :0) )

  • Thank you RK, that's one of my bad points I push myself hard all the time. Always coming up with bright ideas until I start them ha ha

    Good luck with W9 R1 ;-) I will hopefully run W9 R2 tomorrow ;-) but I'll wait for R3 until you do yours ;-)

  • My plan is to do run 3 on Thursday. If you can't do it then, let me know x

  • Thursday is fine by me. :-) see you at the finish line ;-)

  • Great Stuff Belinda! Slowing down works you see. Slow down, catch your breath (your heart rate comes down) and off you go again. Voile!

    Not long to go now! Are you getting excited? We are!

  • It sure does, although I was a little hard on myself for walking. I just couldn't run the whole 5k yesterday my body would not let me. So I listened to it for a change :-)

    I will graduate by end of next week ready for a nice two week rest in Egypt ;-)

  • Well done B!

    I was never brave enough to do PR in W9r1, so I think you've done brilliantly. Don't worry about the challenging run today... I expect you'll find that you went off too fast and tired yourself early. But a PB! How good is that??

  • Thank you. This was my second parkrun, I done my first one on W6 so I knew I could do it and on the first one I ran all the way and came in at 37.48 so to run/walk this one and come in at 37.43 was fabulous as I certainly did not expect a PB ;-)

  • You should be so proud of yourself !:)

    Its a huge improvement especially if you are not a graduate yet !

  • Thank you ;-) if I can do it anyone can ;-) I could not run 60 seconds 8 weeks ago ;-)

  • Woo hoo Go Team B !

    Well done Belinda, you are a very positive and determined lady and you can do this , graduation awaits, think of the bling :-) xxx

  • Awww thank you poppy. How's your 10k training going? ;-) x x

  • Hey, its going really well thanks , Ive even surprised meself with it !

    I have followed the plan to the letter. I darednt miss a session as I would have to log it as a " missed session " and the heavy mob from Bupa come round and give me a swift kick up mi' arse ha ha :-) xxx

  • Yeah blinged up senseless!!!!! Bring it on. Pom poms at the ready !!!!!

    She's the captain of the team

    Graduatin is her dream

    She's the gal that wants it bad

    The best darned run she ever had!

    Go B, Go B, Go B!!!

    Sorry about that wee outburst. I overdosed on porridge

  • Ha ha Miss W , you crazeeee ladyeeee :-) xxx

  • Ha ha thank you miss.... That's me smile ;-)

    You lot on here are the ones that have helped me get through this running lark ;-) x x

  • It's hysteria! I'm just off out for a 12 k run. Just psyching myself up to get off my butt

  • 12k ? Is this your training for your HM ? Wow Miss W, very impressive stuff.

    I am just having my cuppa and then running to the shops. I have a training run today and I need to get some stuff from the shops so I had a bit of a Lightbulb moment and thought do both you twit ! Why didn't I think of that before eh ?

    Enjoy your run, you are ammaaaaazzzing ! :-) xxx

  • Sounds good Belinda :)

    Wow, you're doing so much running now! Keep it up, not long now until graduation day :) :) :)

  • Thank you atomic.... How are you getting on. Haven't seen you around for a while? ;-)

  • And now you know why it was a bit tough! Well done, only two more and you graduate!

  • Thank you.... Not long now yippppeeee ;-)

  • Yes Pops, I'm training for the half marathon (gulp). I have a 17. 7 k run later this week. Got to get myself a water bottle! I don't run with water thus far as I hate carrying anything. A bus ticket would seem like luggage!

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