The blessing is that I am able to do C210K from scratch again. It also being able to actually run it stress-free I've done this before so no real surprises and no unreal expectations good or bad
And, this may be helpful to newbies, one of my biggest regrets last time was I graduated too quickly.
There were some runs I barely made it - but having made it I ticked off the box. I put so much pressure on myself to graduate anything like 'on time' I rushed through it all, should have taken my time and repeated any 'completed' segments I did not feel quite happy with.
Because what we are really doing is laying a foundation - 'excel' comes later : ) I realised within a few weeks of doing the 5K graduation that I was not where I could have been to tackle the ten. So - this time it should be a smooth transition from five to ten Forget 'quick' transition
This is actually reviving my ambition to be able to do a full marathon in two years LOL :
The cussing was A) flipping irresponsible dog owners with extendable leashes should be flogged repeatedly every Sunday with said leashes. B) Idiot in car who was texting and did not halt while I was on our version of a Zebra Crossing, and C) When I had to stop for this days run LOL.
And one query that completely escaped me last time - after the 'walk' segment after the last run THEN the five minute 'cool down' walk begins. I did the whole seven minutes as a cool down walk last time so again doing the programme from scratch is an interesting experience : )
But - I do miss racking up the miles and being able to run the Compound route and even the BIG HILLS route. On the other hand, it will be very interesting to see how they go when I do get back to that level : )
Happy running everyone - I had a BLAST out there this morning