I have a new goal...and it slightly scares me!

I thought I needed something to aim for having graduated a few weeks back! Something to make me pull on my asics during those cold winter evenings😮! Have been managing my 5ks more comfortably and occasionally running on a little further at a steady pace. Will stick to 5k or there abouts until mid December to build up strength and then if all feels good will start working on that distance once a week, with the aim to be ready for the Richmond Spring Riverside 10k in March. It's a plan...you've got to have a plan..(shuffles rather nervously away😕)

Oh yes, and I still haven't managed to fit in a Parkrun yet, but am registered and hope to go to a local one in a fortnight (taxiing children this weekend).

Happy running everyone🏃🏻


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12 Replies

  • You've gotta have goals!!!

  • Well done for graduating and finding you have settled well into 5K (sometimes even further)! It will be so exciting to have a new goal to work towards and I am sure by March you will make it, seems a very reasonable (but scary) goal to set. This will focus you again on the next step, keep us posted, did u know there is a forum for those who have moved towards 10K? You can have two forums to chat to! Julie 😄

  • Thanks, yes, I have popped over to lurk on occasion but feel I belong here more at the moment! 😀

  • Sounds an eminently sensible approach.

    And it's good to have goals that slightly scare you. If they don't you're not reaching high enough.

  • Thank you. Funny how I can now actually entertain the notion of running 10k (eventually) when not so long ago 5k seemed to represent the same kind of challenge to me! This running thing does funny things to your head doesn't it? And that is a good thing I think!

  • All challenges appear huge when they are looming on the horizon byt much smaller when they are in the rear view mirror.

  • Well done Sandraj39! I have also just signed up for my first 10k at the end of February ! A bit scary but all the best things I have done have involved stepping (leaping) out of my comfort zone ! x

  • Absolutely! Good luck with bridging to 10k!

  • Woo Hoo ! Go you ! You will be fine Sandra :-)

    Well done to you for taking on the challenge , you can do it xxxx

  • Thanks poppy!

  • Good luck, my goal is the Birmingham 10K & Wolf run next year

  • Well done... That's a very doable goal and have fun at parkrun 🤓

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