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Week9 run2

It had to be a dreadmill run today, as the pavements were slippery with frost. Here I am, post run, in my Christmas running tights and my birthday running top.

I really don't get the dreadmill. I set it faster today, but my times are slower and my distance is less, despite running for two more minutes than last time I used it: distance 3.39km, pace 9.12min/km, though the last third of the run was done at 6.24min/km as I thought I would speed up for the last bit as i had plenty of go left. It's really hard to stretch out on it too, so I'm jogging more than running. but I could have kept going longer. So boring though, even looking out at the garden.

How do you get more than one photo per post? Do you have to do it as a composite? I've tried selecting both, but it won't let me.

Edit: bother, forgot to crop the bottom of the mirror off the pic...

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You are nearly there...brilliant. I've never run on a treadmill so have no real clue about them. I suppose as a former Prison Officer I am more inclined to watch people thrashing away on them, in the tradition of Victorian predecessors. My wife loves them: they overlook the pool in the little sports centre we go to and she chugs away and watches me swim: I am sure she is laughing like a drain but I can't see her through steamed goggles and clips. I think I must be a leftover Luddite as I have always preferred free weights to gym equipment.

I did W9R1 yesterday. It went well: just over 4.4 km in 30 mins and felt really comfortable. I feel I am really settling into this running now and might just keep it up, even when I am back to my other sports. I do feel great afterwards ...and I am really impressed at how well the programme works, plus the support given by members of the forum.

Anyway, good luck with final run to Graduation: make sure you enjoy it and create some sort of momento.

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Crikey, is there any occupation you havent turned your hand to?

Oh, you MUST keep up the running. I was walking and swimming and thought I was fit till I started running. I think it’s probably the most useful of all exercise. That was a good distance you did! Good luck with the next two runs.

I want to try to go somewhere less hilly for my graduation run as I can’t crack the 4k ceiling here. But as my old lady bus pass ran out and I forgot to tell them Ive moved, it probably wont be an option as the bus fare to Oxford is quite dear.

Anyway, Ming the Merciless/mini wrist dictator has given me a 72 hour recovery time, so I shant be running for another two or three days.

I hate dreadmills with a vengeance. How anybody would run on one by choice is beyond me. Mine is a stop gap measure for days when outsiide is a no go. I suppose I could run to music, but that somehow seems mindless.

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Forgive an extra post but your point about music interested me: I sometimes use podcasts of my favourite Radio programmes...mostly 30 mins long so ideal. Might be worth a thought?

When I use music, I am becoming increasingly interested In the effects that different musical genres have on my performance and feelings. For example, I am trying -on advice- to increase cadence a bit ( I am a lumbering ox). I found that the Helen Jane Long, Ludovico Einaudi that I normally listen to was possibly a bit 'slow': I have noticed a marked improvement since changing to quicker tempos. Lemon Jelly are absolutely perfect! I also prefer instrumental to vocals ( apart from Tallis and Byrd).

I would be really interested in other people's experience.

Anyway, excuse intrusion. Oh, and yes, I have indeed done one or two different things. Small farmers around here always have. It will all be in a very poorly written book one day: you shall have a signed copy.

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Course i don't mind, Pm3eak, it makes me look less like Billy No Mates to have more responses ;) so absolutely you are not intruding.

Byrd is Renaissance? I can't do anything to music except listen. I'm a writer, and can never write a book with music on - it just pulls my whole attention. Certainly the music you have suggested would be very hard not to be pulled into. The only exception is being a passenger in a car. i can remember hearing Sibelius on the radio when i was 19 and my then boyfriend was driving us through the Black Mountains in the snow, and being moved by how the music seemed to echo the landscape.

My cadence seems to be spot on, just not my speed and distance, so you are one up on me there. Today I'm very sluggish. I have a very rare cold coming on - hardly ever get them and am dosing with echinacea, which usually stops them in their tracks. i just fell asleep for 20 minutes, and my recovery time and maximum heart rate are high, so i know i'm not well.

We will probably hit the podium at the same time. here's to us!

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Butting in to say that not for running, but for driving through wide landscapes I really like Olafur Arnolds.

And my one treadmill run ended with a lapse in concentration that resulted in me being catapulted off the evil conveyor belt into my mother-in-law's piano. It was loud. It was undignified. It was my last treadmill run. Hills every time!

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That made me snort tea all over my ipad! That would so be me. I certainly prefer hills, but not snow and ice. The evil conveyor belt, hahaha, so true!

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Hope it thaws enough for you to get outside soon!

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I listen to audio dramas a lot, as well as downloaded radio programs, as they also come in at around 30 minutes per ‘episode’ which comes

In very useful now I doing longer runs. Music sets my teeth on edge after a while.

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Yeah you have to do a composite, but there's an app for that :)

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Thanks, thought so. I will probably use Photoshop as i do a lot of posts on the Mac in the morning, rather than phone or ipad. Will look into the app though.

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Great picture. You're an inspiration. It's about actually doing the run not the time I guess.

Also the bottom of your mirror is very nice lol

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Thank you kind Sir 😊

Yes,indeed, it is about the run not the time and distance, but I would like to see how much those improve if I could run somewhere flattish or on a larger treadmill - mine is very small so is just for bad weather...i often find myself running over the edge if Im not careful so have to go reasonably slowly and keep an eye on what my feet are doing. But Im managing the 30 minutes, and that’s the main thing after not running for over 50 years.

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I'm no spring chicken or long time runner. I took a tumble off the treadmill last week. Multi-tasking is not for me!

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Yikes, I hope you were ok! 😳

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Bruised ribs and embarrassed. I bounce well plenty of padding. I'll live

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Dreadmill for me too in a minute...better than no run I guess! 11 weeks 6 days!!

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Definitely better than no run😊 wow, youre doing great.

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Nearly there.

If you’d cropped the bottom off your mirror, we wouldn’t have seen your kitnin!

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Yeah, you would 😊 she’s in the mirror with me!

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You can tell I just woke up from a nap, can’t you? 🤦‍♀️

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😂

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Great outfit and I love the jazzy leggings! Added bonus is your gorgeous fluffy photo bomber. 😻

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Ah, I have two fluffy photo bombers. Probably didnt need to buy a buff, just sling a cat round my neck 😊😉

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😂

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