Couch to 5K
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did the parkrun again on Saturday and enjoyed it, except for being passed by a ten year old at the end :) I ran the whole way and shaved off a few more seconds, so it seems the tactic of running slightly faster and slightly longer in the week is working. I'm not necessarily wanting to run faster, but I would like to run 5K more confortably. Today I was going to do another slightly longer run, but I've gone down with a streaming cold. All I want to do is sleep. I'll probably take a few days off and try again Thursday.

I had a twinge in my lower calf after the parkrun. Probably nothing serious, but I got the foam roller out again and rubbed in some ibuprofen cream. All ok sunday, but I'll see what happens after the next run.

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There's ALWAYS a 10 year old zooming ahead at EVERY Parkrun! Well done for shaving off some seconds. It all adds up. Hope you get rid of the cold soon and get back out there.

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Do some stretches after your runs

Walking backwards helps stretch the calves

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That ten year old is at every parkrun.

To be able to run 5k comfortably, increase your distance gradually (10% per week, duration or distance is recommended), so that when you run 5k, you don't arrive at a psychological and physical barrier. It will inevitably improve your speed too.

Keep running, keep smiling.

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I got passed by a toddler, about 3 years old...I was so tempted to trip him up..

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Ha ha Curly, Pesky toddlers eh ? :-) xx

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