Week 8 Run 2 done, what a difference!!! - Couch to 5K

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Week 8 Run 2 done, what a difference!!!

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So 2 days after failing at the 20 minute mark on this one I set out again absolutely determined to crack it.

My asthma felt good and I had a new place to run, laps of a local park so plenty of squirrels and dogs for company. First 10 minutes felt pretty good then a tough stretch although I never thought I would need to quit and just after the 20 minute mark I found my second wind. Felt really good and carried on to 5.1k and 35 minutes, splits all around the 6.50 mark so kept the pace steady throughout. Knackered but happy, 4 to go!!!, have a great running weekend everyone. ๐Ÿ˜

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Well done.


Well done Chris, Iโ€™m taking on the 5k on Sun W8R3..... shouldโ€™ve been tomorrow but babysitting grandchildren again ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜Š

Need to do the 5k sooner than later as Iโ€™ve got the 5k Charity Run on the 3rd.

Happy running friend ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ

ChrisAllen1Graduate in reply to TedG

Good luck with it, you will do great.

OldflossAdministrator in reply to TedG

Grandchildren are so great for core strength and stamina!

TedGGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Oh yes, and I have eleven of โ€˜em ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿค“


Well done and that's a tidy pace you've got there

ChrisAllen1Graduate in reply to rolysmate

Thank you, it's more by accident, I just can't get any rhythm if I go slower.

Great to see you cracking your penultimate run of W8. You are so close to graduation week!!!

I should say as well that you do well to run those loops ... I don't think I've got the mental wherewithall to cope with going round in a circle!!

ChrisAllen1Graduate in reply to Midriff_Crisis

Haha, I was a bit dizzy at the end, I think it was 6 laps, it's not my usual spot, I just happened to be in the neighbourhood, will be back to running in a straight line on Sunday all being well.


No 'f' words on here please... Well done you... and just slow down a tad...? Better to be comfy not crocked...:)


That's awesome! Well done! I did something similar tonight on Run3 of Wk8. I'm officially able to run 5k! Keep up the good work! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿƒ

ChrisAllen1Graduate in reply to Snodi

You are a runner

SnodiGraduate in reply to ChrisAllen1

Yay! We are BOTH runners ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ˜€

Nicely done, the pace is really smooth....


Wow wow !!! Great run & time! Well done ๐Ÿ‘

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