Couch to 5K

My trail companions!

My trail companions!

That's W9 R2 in the bag, with a little blip getting past my trail companions! Already set my running targets for after graduation - thanks to all your advice and posts!

1. Run 5K and never mind the time (Couch25K should be called Couch2-30-mins-running for me, but it's not a very snappy title!) I've worked out a 5K route over the hills and through the forest where I normally run.

2. Run my usual 3.5K route a little faster but still feeling comfortable as I do it.

3. Do a Park Run (I've already registered, but as I live in the middle of nowhere, there isn't one nearby)

Happy running, everyone!

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Well done you! I love trail running too, it's bumpy, it's lumpy, boggy, messy but preferable to traffic any day! I have cows, calves and bulls to contend with and sometimes I run out of my way to avoid them 😁🐄🐂 as they make me nervous 🙂 I live in town mind you but don't have to go far to find the trail

Happy running! You might have to drive to find a parkrun. Being a Parkrun tourist is fun 😃

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Very well done for the run. Good post grad plans too. I am a bit cow phobic!

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Just finished W9R3 on Sunday and have similar plans. Just to consolidate on where I am. Speed I think will come with time. My pace will eventually move from 'dying man stumbling in desert' to 'person walking across supermarket car park desperately in need of toilet'.

I'm out in the back end of nowhere as well so I love seeing the different things in nature when I am running.

Am jealous of you having Park Runs where you are. Nearest one for me is France, Norway of Italy so a tad expensive being a Park Run tourist

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Wow! And I thought I was at the back of beyond. My nearest park run is an hour & a half drive plus short ferry crossing, but there are so many elsewhere in the U.K. I can easily join in somewhere! Love your description of your running pace - me too! Also running the country trails- every run is beautiful, different and full of wonder from gossamer spider webs to white tailed sea eagles! In my 9 weeks of running I've only met one other person: a proper runner in matching red togs and a rucksack full of rocks on his back 😳! Happy running!

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Not long now! Those like very achievable goals, good choices. 😀

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Thank you!😊

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Thanks 😊

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Er, I have an aversion to meeting cattle - OK with dairy herds, but I have no idea what I'd do if I met those beasts on a run!!!

Very well done for getting this far. Enjoy your graduation run, and those are great targets to be getting on with :)

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Thanks! 😃

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Nice to see your plans post graduation. Sounds a great one. Happy running to you too.

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