Another 5k at snail's pace: ok... It was faster... - Couch to 5K

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Another 5k at snail's pace

helenwheels
helenwheels

ok... It was faster than last week but I am still running really slowly. However if I ran at the 7.50 per km pace of the final 2 kms it would have been a whole lot better. This was run in lanes whereas the first 3 km is on farm track/a field and in woods. The countryside is going crazy with the recent rain so the off road running is quite challenging atm. Also got caught up in returning a friendly dog to it's home as it wanted to come running with me and my hound :)

Anyway, enjoyed the run and I think that the stepping stones podcast has helped (albeit a tiny bit) with my speed. onwards, onwards.......

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Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Slow, steady.. sounds daft but the speed increases :)

Go you...dog rescuer, wood wanderer, off road explorer and rain runner!!!

Well done :)

helenwheels
helenwheels in reply to Oldfloss

Ha ha. And Don't forget....waffler

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to helenwheels

Nah.. that is me xxx

davelinks
davelinksGraduate

Yeah! I agree!😁 Noooo! Of course not! I always enjoy your posts!

How are you floss? Not going garrity are you? 😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to davelinks

What's garrity? I am a bit fed up.. the calf muscle is still iffy!

davelinks
davelinksGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

It's a saying from the 60s used by the youth at that time, meaning erratic behaviour, going mad!😁

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to davelinks

A bit like.. err...me then :) x

Hidden
Hidden

Isn't the important bit the words towards the end of your post "enjoyed the run". As long as you are running and enjoying thats success. I am worried about running but not enjoying.

helenwheels
helenwheels in reply to Hidden

Absolutely. I think that when you first graduate, it feels a bit uncertain... what to do next? What is the next target? But I believe (based on all the advice I have received as well as on my own journey) is that it takes a little time to grow in confidence and comfort; to feel 'this is ok'. So yes I am happy with where I am.

......Just wish I was happy AND faster😊

I am 55 however and will never be a sprinter. I think that younger runners may have greater (and appropriate for them/you) ambitions than me.

I never thought I would get this far 😊

GrannyHelen57
GrannyHelen57Graduate in reply to helenwheels

Yes quite agree with you, Helen. Since graduating I can't say I am running any faster but I feel more confident running 5 K now and happy to have achieved this! I vary my routes a bit and as I live on the south coast just jogging along looking at the views and listening to my music brings great pleasure! Long may it continue!

Helens Rock!

GrannyHelen57
GrannyHelen57Graduate in reply to helenwheels

Totes agree with that !

damienair
damienairGraduate

Well done. I get what your saying, it is a little weird after graduation trying to find another plan. Once it's interesting and enjoyable that's all that matters. Sounds like you had a nice little adventure.

Thank you.

And that's the point really; every run is a little adventure 👍😁🏃‍♀️

Cliff_H
Cliff_HGraduate

I've got my graduation run tomorrow and wanted to be prepared for what comes next as I have learned that the structure helps. I've downloaded the 5k Pacer and 10k Runner apps, will do a few weeks on 35 min runs and then start working on those... need to get through tomorrow first though :)

helenwheels
helenwheels in reply to Cliff_H

You'll be fine!

Enjoy your graduation 🏃

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