Week 9 - the end is nigh

I set off on my first run of week 9 feeling a little wistful....Laura and I will be going our separate ways soon. I almost had a moment of panic wondering if I am going to carry on without her. Today for the first time, I disobeyed she who must be obeyed. I didn't start Map My Run until I was actually running because I wanted to see how close I could get to 5k. I want to do a park run and don't want to do it if I have only 30 mins running in me.

As the 30 mins was coming to an end I knew I had more in me so I kept going...I managed 5k in 34.58 mins!!!!! My last Km was my fastest at 6.31 mins and my average pace 6.59 mins per km. To say I am chuffed is an understatement. I am 49 and have just run 5k in under 35 mins!!!!

Tell Laura I love her!!

26 Replies
oldestnewest

Thats a fantastic achievement..well done :)

Reply

Thank you...I am still grinning :0)

Reply

That is very impressive, well done.

I too am 49 and my current target is to achieve 5k in 35 mins. I actually did my best 5k today - 36 mins and 13 seconds :) And I did exactly the same run today as I did on Monday, 2 mins 13 seconds quicker :)

So I think you and me are doing just great.

I hope that once you graduate you continue to enjoy running. I think it's just great and am confident I will continue with this now - you can just chuck your shoes on, get out there and do it! (ok, so there's a little more to it, especially now it's dark and colder).

Good luck for your last two runs - will keep an eye out for your graduation.

:) xx

Reply

Thank you for the encouragement. It sounds like you are doing really well too. I have just discovered there is a running group in my village on a Monday evening so I am thinking about joining that. I am amazed about how I have pushed myself along this. I am determined now and wish I had realised how dogged I can be years ago x!!!

Reply

Wow, wow , wow; that is a fab time- you must be so chuffing chuffed! A maze ing, this programme is just phenomenal isn't it? So pleased for you, love reading this sort of post! I'm on week 8 run 2 tomorrow , and can't imagine doing 5k in that time, but who knows? Inspired! Xx

Reply

You will get there. I think this programme makes you realise what you are capable of. A few weeks ago, those 60 second runs seemed tough and now.......good luck tomorrow :0) xx

Reply

Hey RK Well Done you :D ...you are doing fantastic!!! Go do a parkrun, you are doing 5K in a faster time than me. Another Graduation woooohoooo!!!

Reply

A park run is in my very near future now. Just got to get over my nerves about running with other people. Graduation is just round the corner :0)

Reply

Most excellent effort, You seem to be getting 6xx m/km regularly Well Done - did my 9.1 today, no where near as fast as you. :D

Reply

We are nearly there aren't we. I am feeling so good about this. You will get there too x

Reply

That 's incredible, you sound like you have plenty in you to smash the programme & indeed a park run, go you!!! X

Reply

I am really looking forward to this week now. I want my badge :0)

Reply

I too am 49 and I'm nearly a minute slower per km than you! If I went that fast I'd need the paramedics! For my first post grad run I still took Laura and week 9 with me. We went 10s per k faster than the last run, so going in the right direction - in the 30 mins I did 3.9k. I think I'll leave MMR home for the next week or so and see if I get any faster by then. I don't want to become a stats freak!

Reply

Have to say I love my stats so I think I may be asking for a Garmin for my birthday. I think you do amazingly. Getting out there and running it is the key and your posts have really inspired me xx

Reply

Wet n windy this morning - strangely invigorating!

Reply

When I looked out the window this morning, I was glad I ran yesterday!! I think that the weather is changing now and I probably won't have many more runs where it is too warm.

Reply

Wow well done RK your doing fantastically and giving us (I'm nearly in the 49 club), some real inspiration. I am only in week 7 and ran 3k in the 25 minutes, so have some way to go, but with great posts like this that boost moral :D

Reply

I think I was doing a similar distance in that first 25 min run. Just build on it. I haven't felt like I could run on before and was always glad when Laura said it was time to walk but tonight I still felt so strong I knew I could do it. Good luck with the rest of your runs x

Reply

Really, wow makes me feel that I am not as slow as I thought, been on holiday for a few days so wk7d3 hopefully today when we get back if not too tired. Be good to get back in a routine again .. Congrats now on being a graduate xx

1 like
Reply

Thank you :0)

Reply

Don't worry you can still run with Laura after Graduation with her wonderful Stepping Stones podcasts. Three of them that you can play around with to your heart's content. I ran them today while out doing a 12 k.

Reply

I think I will download those but I also fancy building my own running track, but can't imagine running without Laura giving me a countdown ;0) x

Reply

My god that's some commitment to running building your own running track - how much land do you own ? You could let other runners use it for their c25k a small charge and you'd me minted ;)

Reply

Oops I meant running tracks on my iPhone, but thinking about it we do have a couple of fields that would be suitable for a running track!!

Reply

Congratulations that's fantastic and what a great time. Good luck with the rest of week 9!

Reply

Well done, that's my aim

Reply

You may also like...