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First Post Grad run :|

Butchdingle
ButchdingleGraduate
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Well today i did my first Post Grad run of 30 mins

Surprisingly it was harder than i was expecting but hey ho at least i finished it, Problem was again down to pace as i set off too fast for my own good.... doh! but then went a lot slower so in the end only ran 3.85 km :(

I have got a fair few things on this week in the evenings so may only do 2 runs but as long as I am running  I will be happy.

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Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Brilliant..thirty mins...excellent☺

Distance will fluctuate..just enjoy😉

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LisaRose74

You ran for 30 minutes just for the fun of it, that's a great thing.  I'm sure distance will follow soon enough but enjoy your post-grad adventures!

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poppypug
poppypugGraduate

Well done Butch , yep I second Floss's post re distance . It's all about building up those runners legs to enable you to carry on further xxx

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Happy-runner
Happy-runnerGraduate

Fabulous! 😀

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Ullyrunner
UllyrunnerGraduate

No worries - you'll soon settle into your ideal pace.

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JaySeeSkinny
JaySeeSkinnyGraduate

It's a good feeling, isn't it? Just going out for a run for the fun of it! There's a lot to learn at the beginning!

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boptillyoudrop49

It can take a while for the body to feel really comfortable running for 30 min. Mind you the first 5-10 min is always a bit if a grind for me. After that it is alright. The longer you run for that time, the better it will get.

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Rhedwr
RhedwrGraduate

30 minutes running is infinitely better than 30 mins on the settee!! :)

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hilbean
hilbeanGraduate

Well done!  These first few post grad runs are really consolidating what you've done.  You'll get used to pacing but slowing down at the beginning will definitely help you.  I struggled with that a lot and even now (15 months post grad) I have to make a conscious effort to start slower than I feel I want to a lot of the time. BUT it definitely makes a difference to the rest of the run and you may find it helps you to run a little bit further ;) 

Happy running :)

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Hidden
HiddenGraduate

Don't feel bad about 3.85, butch, I've just done my first post grad and I managed an astonishing 3.75, but it's still 3.75 more than I could do in January.

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Butchdingle
ButchdingleGraduate
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ithinkican - That is very true and it can only get better

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Slow_Rob
Slow_RobGraduate

Good run butch, takes a while to adjust to post grad running , enjoy it you will soon find a goodvrhythm and what works for you😊

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boogie991
boogie991Graduate

Great Butch. You got out there and did it!

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