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Best run so far!!

Hey all,

I haven't been able to run for a week. I haven't been on the injury couch, but I have spent most of the past week on the "poorly throne" (silver lining - I've lost half a stone :))

Felt better the last day or so, so went out this morning with Zombies Run for company. Just intending to see how I got on.

Turned out I got on quite well. I felt pretty good from the outset, got into a nice pace which was slightly faster than I usually set out (but not as fast as when I got caught up with everyone at parkrun the other week) but it felt comfortable so I went with it.

I did regret wearing my warm tights and long sleeved tee under my regular tee. I got a tad warm to say the least!

Ended up doing 5.01km in 36:40 which is 1:03 faster than my previous best :D There's also no sign of any aches or niggles in my legs.

I thoroughly enjoyed it and have been feeling good all morning.

Hopefully I'll have another bash at parkrun on Saturday as well.

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Fabulous feeling! Glad you're better and enjoyed your run :-) Enjoy the rest of your day feeling good!


Sounds a lovely run Peter. Having some time on the poorly throne obviously did the trick!


Well done Peter. Sorry to hear you were ill but like you say, every cloud ... By dropping several pounds you were running lighter and probably quicker. I always go slower when I'm carrying too much ballast. Fortunately we can control our weight better when we're running.

Good luck with your parkrun


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