A look of horror and a smooth transition - Couch to 5K

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A look of horror and a smooth transition

lardofale
lardofaleGraduate
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My reward for myself for completing week 3 was a proper pair of running shorts. The most rewarding part of that was the look of horror/terror/fear on my wife's face when she contemplated me going out in public in them! The relief which oozed from her pores when I produced a second pair of shorts to wear over them was palpable. I don't think I would put Linford Christie to shame but if anyone wants to stare at a 47 year old bloke at 5:30 in the morning on the streets of a small Suffolk town then that's their look out!

Things like this push me on though the programme is structured so well that I don't believe I really need to worry about a push. The transition from week to week has been almost seamless with this morning's kick off of week 4 not causing me any real problems. The route I take from home is a large figure of eight around my village and into the neighbouring town which measures almost exactly 4k and up to now has been perfectly in time with the programme. I covered a little extra distance today, I guess my pace must be increasing though I'm certainly not thinking about times, so I may have to add a couple of extra areas to the route soon. I'll keep working and learning, maybe I'll get the old stopwatch out after week 9!

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Bluebirdrunner

Ha, well done lardofale😊

Hope your new running shorts help you through the rest of week 4 and onwards...

Specialist running socks are great too!😉😆..

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lardofale
lardofaleGraduate
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

I got some of those too! Wasn't quite the same comedy value!!

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Saladdqueen

What are specialist running socks? How are they beneficial?

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Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate
in reply to Saladdqueen

Ha, running socks are sooo comfy. They are labelled Left and Right and padded in just the right places. They are usually made of a good absorbant material too that helps with the sweat.

Get some..you won't regret it.😆

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Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

I loved this post... wonderful, simply wonderful!!!

Who cares about your time or your speed.. you will be cutting a fine figure of a runner as you saunter seamlessly, through the shadows of a summer morning!!!

Go you, and just say to your wife.. "If you've got it..flaunt it" ! ( That is my motto anyway)!

Onward and upward!

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Millsie-J
Millsie-JGraduate

Lovely post! Really made me smile😀

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50up

Great attitude lardofale, funny story :) You are doing great, and deserve little rewards along the way. Keep up the good work.

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Bonkersbrit
BonkersbritGraduate

I have always worried about being stranded too far from home to make it back, so right from Week 1, I ran, walked, shuffled for the first half of the podcast, then turned around and 'ran for home'. It works really well and you can see your progress as you are getting further before you turn as the weeks go on. I am now looking to explore some 5km round routes but it's a hard habit to break!!

As for " if you've got it flaunt it." ... go flash that flesh, we only get a few short weeks of summer😀🏃🏻👍🏼

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Has anybody ever commented on resemblance to Rafa Benitez?

Keep running, keep smiling.

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misswobble
misswobbleGraduate

Sounds like you are doing really well and enjoying yourself 🙂🏃✔️

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nikkiwabit
nikkiwabitGraduate

PS do we get pictures? :p

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