Week7,1st run

I enjoyed that. I must have been walking faster at the beginning because I had to start the run with a bit of uphill! Then I must have been running faster because I only just made it back to the park in time for the last 60 seconds. And I made sure the final 5 minute walk was brisker than last time.

My trusty pedometer showed 5.01km, a record for me.

Plenty of golfers out this morning, all giving friendly encouragement.

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  • the 5.01 was the total, not the running by the way, so includes about 12 or 13 minutes of walking as I wasn't quite home when Laura told me to stop

  • Sounds like a great run - well done :)

  • Well done. Like the idea of the friendly golfers!

  • That's great Sue, Well done ! :-) xxx

  • I'm surprised the golfers could see you past the trail of dust in your wake! Fantastic, even if it included the warmup/down. Well done you! :)

  • That's fantastic. I only manage 4K including warm up & cool down. Super speedy Sue ๐Ÿ˜€

  • To be honest, I don't know how accurate it is. I always had problems calibrating it for walking never mind running stride. The last time I properly calibrated a pedometer was walking along an road in lanzarote with convenient kilometre stones.

    So I just put in my weight and height and selected Auto.

    I am not worried about setting any records so it is enough for me to see my personal trend.

  • I would guess that you are running on rougher terrain than me OldPossum so I would think your distances would be less.

    Having said that I am a fairly fast walker (on the flat)

  • It is very rough in places and I worry about tripping in the long grass in some sections of the seawall. I'm really hoping someone will come along and mow it soon - I really don't want to fall into the marshes! I got excited a little while ago coz I thought I was running quicker than I walk but turns out I misread the figures and until today I wasn't ! Today I managed to run at roughly the same as my walking pace but like you I do walk fairly quickly. I would like to run faster than I walk but for now am quite happy to keep going for the whole time.

  • Depressingly just watched my young slim neighbour run off down the Close. Can't see me ever managing that - my old bones will always need a warm-up first!

  • Same here, I think it is best to warm up even if the bones are young!

  • Well done! It won't be long before you're running 5k :)

  • Well that was useful! - I decided to check the settings on my pedometer after weighing myself. I even checked my height properply rather than a rough calculation from imperial to metric.

    But, I didn't have my glasses on, couldn't see what I had put in before, managed to reset it, so I have no idea whether they were right or not.

    But they are now. Correct metric height and weight and set to Auto.

    Lets see what happens on Friday. I will make sure I do the same route.

  • Sorry, I do know how to spell "properly" properly. Let down by the Android keyboard!

  • Week 7 and already 5k! Wow. Go you. Enjoy the next runs. You are well on your way to graduation. Now you know you can do it dont worry about distance or speed. Just keep running for the time Laura says. You don't want to push too hard and get injured but we'll done, enjoy your feeling of achievement. โ˜บ

  • Well the pedometer said 4.58, OS maps says 4.25, but I just noticed that I missed a little bit off the route I put into OS Maps, so I am fairly confident that the pedometer is right now.

  • However, I also just noticed that OS Maps has classified it as Leisurely. Mmn, not sure it felt that way at the time! Whatever, I am just happy to have got so far with this programme

  • Hi Runaroundsue, I'll be right behind you in the morning, with my run1 week 7. Not sure I'll reach the same distance mind. Well done sounds like a fantastic run. ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

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