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Week 5, run 3 success after Race for Life fail πŸ˜ƒ

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It's been suggested that I write a follow up post after my last one about my race for life. Yesterday I woke up & my chest felt clear so I thought I'd just do it. Exactly one month since I started the programme.

Back to my usual route of through the village & out onto the A120 - traffic fumes must suit me! I also brought Laura back after having my own music at the race for life.

It went brilliantly & I only stopped to open the park gate & turn round to head home. I actually went 21/22 minutes as I was on a downhill so I didn't want to stop until I reached the bottom.

Other changes to the race for life were running at 8am in the relative cool as apposed to 1pm boiling sun. I celebrated by going to sports direct & buying running socks & a mini bum bag (colleague had one at race for life & it looked very snazzy).

If I mention park run before I graduate you have my permission to virtually give me a dig in the ribs.

Week 6, run 1 tomorrow.

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Well done. Nothing quite like giving those gremlins a kick in the teeth.


Well done...it is the law..every bad run shall be followed by a good runπŸ˜€. You're right about the heat though - it makes a big difference.


Ah fab ! Well done Treacle Toes , Yeah ! :-)

The weather can make such a difference cant it ?

Fab stuff, you have completed Week 5 Run 3 and all's well ! :-) Hey , why don't you do a Park Run for your Graduation Run ? I know a few people on here that have done that.

Onwards to Week 6, Go you ! :-D xxx


Got to take the rough with the smooth! I did my first Parkrun on w6, wife just done her first one w8..😊


Glad to hear you're back on track TreacleToes , and that you've got more kit :)


After the race for life, I've definitely decided not to do a park run until after graduation, however I do want to do them eventually. I have a few nearby to choose from which is good.

90ldfinchGraduate in reply to TreacleToes

That's my strategy too. C25K has been so good for me, I want to see it through without jumping the gun.

I know lots of people start ParkRuns "early", but I know I'd just start obsessing about stats, and trying to outrun people (as if...) :)


I really think the weather will have knocked it out of you at Race for Life.

Glad you had a good run this time xx


So glad you did it!!

There you go TT, we told you you'd do it. :) Congratulations and it is the perfect time to get yourself some new kit. Well done!


Well done! Bring on week 6!


Did someone use the F word again πŸ˜‰it is forever removed from our dictionary 😊

Well done on completing the run, it is a huge step along the way 😊


Glad you finished wk 5 on a high. I've just mentioned Parkrun on another thread, this is strictly after graduation!


Absolutely briliant!

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