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Park run - 1st after Graduation (no.2 in reality) PB

RunForestR
RunForestRGraduate
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Felt like a real struggle today fo some reason - got down on my self for how fast every one else was running - but in the end told myself to just get on with it, and ended up with a new PB 33:46 - 1:45 faster than last time - so edging towards the magic 30mins. Yeah - but legs huuuuuurt!

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Martin_Rose
Martin_RoseGraduate

Well done mate, good time.

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Jancanrun

Blooming good time, well done you...

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Mummycav
MummycavAmbassador

Wow, well done!! The first I did a park run I felt useless! All the gazelles were bouncing past me & I felt like an old freight train!! The next one I did was much better after having a word with myself & getting a few virtual kicks up the butt!! You’ve done brilliantly..& the experience you get from a park run is amazing..beating your PB too?! There’s no stopping you...now go rest those weary legs!!!

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RunForestR
RunForestRGraduate
in reply to Mummycav

I know - it's my mental side not the experience itself - I'm perfectly comfortable running by myself - and feeling like I'm making progress - unfortunately put me with 200 people who look like they've run all there lives I tend to be my harshest critic. But not dwelling - more consolidation runs to do and in a few weeks time I'll take a crack at another one. Like the Graduate badge btw. very snazzy

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Mummycav
MummycavAmbassador
in reply to Mummycav

Lol....we are our own worst enemies sometimes...but you should be proud instead, you’re brilliant....

I’m liking the graduate badge too....do you think it suits me? 190 replies I had on my graduation post! Unbelievable....such lovely folk on here x

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Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Streeeeeeetch and roll... well done you, but at the risk of being a complete pain ( as usual I hear you say) .....Just slow down a bit...it will come.. that 30 minute PB..if you ease up and get lots of practice 30 minute consolidation in..it will come:)

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RunForestR
RunForestRGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Don't worry OF was sensible - even walked a bit in two places - so no over doing things here. and just to reassure have done two consolidation runs prior to this and won't be doing another PR for at least another two week, so lots of consolidation in advance of the next time.

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lardofale
lardofaleGraduate

Good work old chap! It's an odd experience when you're suddenly faced with loads of people when you're used to running on your own! Would I be right in thinking that you were at the most easterly parkrun in the UK?! I have an idea that I've seen you!

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RunForestR
RunForestRGraduate
in reply to lardofale

I suspect you have - and I think you ran past me on one of the circuits last weekend. Orange shirt - you, bright fluorescent shirt (and red face) me. How did you do?

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lardofale
lardofaleGraduate
in reply to RunForestR

Yep that was me! I managed 29:52, was my 5th Parkrun there and have reduced my time every week so far. I even managed to run up that nasty little slope twice, saps the legs a bit!

I noticed another Couch to 5K name on the results list, good time mate. No doubt have a chat there sometime.

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RunForestR
RunForestRGraduate

Yes - first time I ran there I ran the slope both times, this time out for whatever reason not quite feeling it, so walked up and then ran after that. Still faster than first time, so next time out I'll see how I feel.

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