W3R3 outdoors and a PB!

Ever have a 'bitter - sweet' experience? I did my outdoor W3R3 fourth repeat this morning at my local Parkrun, did W3R3 fairly easily and then carried on to the end of the 5K course, mostly walking. It was my second Parkrun and an incredibly slow PB at 50:31. Doing the PB and managing my W3 session was the 'sweet' bit, being third from last was the 'bitter' bit! Still never mind, at least I did Parkrun officially for the second time and the Parkrun community are just SO friendly and supportive even to the tail-enders like me. Hoping to do Parkrun again next Saturday and maybe this next time do a W4 C25K session at the beginning. Have a great holiday weekend everyone.


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  • And without the dog keeping you company too! Us back runners need to be proud to run last David, saves others the embarrassment. We are such kind people!😁

    You are doing really well, keep going!

  • That's brilliant David! Don't worry about speed, you did Parkrun and you haven't graduated yet. That's a gutsy thing to do but I think you're definitely ready to move on to week 4 🙂

  • Brilliant! Go you that man!!!!

    Wonderful progress !!! x

  • A PB is a PB and it means that YOU are improving YOUR speed. I love that parkrun can accommodate and encourage this for everyone. Well done you.

  • Sounds like a major success to me. I'm happy to see everyone at Parkrun, no matter what their speed.

  • Brilliant - well done. You should be really pleased with yourself.

    I finished W1 this morning and have upped the pace slightly this time round. My first session with PT yesterday was good, although mainly an introductory chat talking about goals and so on.

  • Yes but the PT does need to understand what you want to achieve ... I really appreciate mine and have dropped back to a PT session about every 3 weeks now, that way he keeps a "beady eye" on what I've been up to and knows from weights and reps whether I've been slacking! My outside running is pretty pathetic and I find it so very hard, but I'm still beavering away at it ..... I think I have, though, finally completely lost my senses because as someone who still HATES running I've joined a local running club's beginner course starting this Thursday evening!!!!! Yes, definitely going mad.

  • Wow - a running club sounds like a great idea to help with the outdoor running. look forward to hearing how it goes.

    I think having an intro 30 min chat with my PT was important to understand what I want, how he works and so on. He seems a sensible chap - plenty of common sense and not a too scary!!! We did conduct the entire chat with me on the cross trainer and I could still hold a conversation by the end. I'm planning to have a few weekly sessions to get the back rolling and then probably drop the frequency back a bit.

  • Proves you're fitter than me, talking with the PT whilst you're on the cross-trainer's impressive!

  • I only said I was on the cross trainer - didn't say I was moving ;-)

    In all seriousness I wasn't pushing it too hard otherwise I'd have never been able to speak!!!

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