Week 9, run 2!

Done it! Graduation run booked for Parkrun on Saturday! I still can't run the whole way but I CAN run for 30 minutes :) :) :)

I have noticed that the times we get given at Parkrun aren't always accurate so in preparation for doing better I have treated myself to a Garmin Forerunner 10 to really motivate myself.

Good luck to all my almost-graduate virtual pals heading for the finishing line!

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  • You totally have this. Good luck on park run.

  • Thanks, ench0 :)

  • Can't wait to hear about your graduation run! Can you believe even the thought of running for 30 minutes back in week one? How far you have come SlowWorm2016. Go get that park run! :)

  • Thanks, McFitty ! You're right, I never, ever thought I could do this! Look at me now, I'm a runner :) :) :) Wheeeee!!!

  • Exciting! Hope you have a lovely graduation run.

  • Thanks, Aldlib :) . This forum has kept me going!

  • Well done slow worm. How you finding the park runs? I've registered, but want to increase my running times a bit before I do it.

    enjoy your graduation run.

  • Hi, Giddykipper . I did my first Parkrun before I began c25k and walked almost all of it. I have gradually built up the proportion of running but I am still very slow and one of the last to finish. Funny thing is, although I am running more my time is not improving. Anyway, I start off in the middle of the hoards (over 700 last week!) and end up doing a solo, which I have absolutely no objections to! Everyone is very friendly, there are a couple of guys who always wait for me at the end to cheer me on and comment on my improved stamina etc. Give it a go! X

  • Thank for that slowworm. 700 people, that sounds rather alarming😱 I've just joined RFC fall quest. Going to try and increase my distance a bit first. I'm very slow too. Although my last run I think was too quick. My Fitbit said I was in peak heart rate for 30 mins! and my speed had definitely increased. Was to fast to keep up though. Next time will go much slower but further I hope.

    Sounds like you are improving all the time with your park run. Most of time I think I can almost walk as fast as I run. X

  • Brilliant stuff -- enjoy :-D

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