Run 2 ~ Week 9

Run 2 ~ Week 9

Hi Guys n Girls,

I am back after my 2nd run of week 9. Now either I am a natural fast runner, or I have nooo idea how to pace myself.

After Monday's run and everyone's advise, I said to myself that I would run slow and in my mind that is what I did (even my playlist was so slow, that in the old days I would have thought the walkman was running out of batteries. :) ).

I started off with a not so brisk walk (on purpose) and when Laura said 5 mins are up and it's time to run, of I went with a jog/run pace. Kept this up all the way through, no big strides all small, breathing well etc, etc,etc. Once it was over.... , slower than Monday but still relatively fast :( .

So if I don't/can't pace myself, shall I go for a pb on the penultimate run prior to graduation? What's your view folks?


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  • Hey running buddy, well done on your run. I would go for it, I'm going to. Sod it lets go out on a high! I think so long as you feel you can do it, go for it!

    I'm so excited for Friday, I really enjoyed this evening, no trouble with breathing and got a reasonable pace up!

    GRADUATION on Friday................OMG!

    E xxx

  • Ha ha, the fighting spirit is still there! How was your run, I'll pop over to your post n see how you got on. Knowing me I will probably go for it, but will still restrict it slightly...after all it's C25K not C210K :) .

  • Saul, after two and a half years, pacing myself is still the most difficult thing to do. You probably won't do yourself any harm by blasting it, but the harder you push, the more likely you are to injure yourself. I ran the whole of C25k as fast as I could and escaped injury, but like so many others got my first problems in the weeks following graduation, when I just did too much too soon, after all, nothing could stop me I thought.

    So my words of caution are based on bitter experience, but I probably had to do it to learn, because I am stupid. I am sure you are wiser than me.

    Keep running, keep smiling.

  • Thanks Ian. Wise and stupid in one I think sums me up, I'll probably blast it :) and then calm it down in the following weeks.

    Do need to learn how to pace myself and build stamina though, my plan is once a week, try and run home after work come spring (approx 8 km) and then a some parkruns as well.

  • Well done mate, do what you feel happy with, I did the parkrun as my graduation, why not do that?

  • Hi Paul,

    I am doing a 5k run on the 5th March at the Olympic Park, and will be officially claiming that as my graduation (comes with 5k medal ;) ) . Hopefully by then I will have Mo Farah in my sights.... he he he.

  • Hi Saul,

    notice you are running around Upton Park. How about doing a lap of the pitch on your graduation run... lol in front of 30,000 people, that should do it.

    You are doing so well. Good luck for your graduation run. You will be smiling all the way. :) :)

  • HI Jan,

    Thank you. Now that would be fun 30,000 people, me running 5k shouting out " Come n get ur hot dogs"!! :) .

  • You could get those five foxes to follow you, I can see it now... and maybe Prince William could pin your graduation badge on.

    Don't worry you will feel amazing enough without any of that razzmatazz..

    Hee hee.

  • 5 foxes, couple of Royal Corgis, Prince William and Laura in the background "Well done you did it, that's a whole 30 mins....."

  • Well done Saul! When you get your new watch you can set yourself a pacer to follow to see how it feels. Don't go crazy fast on your graduation but enjoy the moment! I think you are just naturally fast, lucky thing! 😆

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