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W2R3 - Completed during Parkrun!

My daughter was visiting and she loves attending the local Parkrun at the Town of Seaside. So I went along too, paused the podcast after the warm up to wait the start time and did it.

Instead of going into the 5 minute cool down after a couple of minutes I continued to do one minute jogs and 2 minute walks until the end.

Feeling a bit stiff and sore but not too bad, and might even continue doing that for my 3rd run of the week, get me used to the distance even if I'm walking most of it. Time for the 5kms was 45 minutes so that can only improve (hopefully!!). Now for two days with no running. Start Week 3 next Tuesday :-)

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Well done on finishing week 2. Smashed it with your park run. Week 3 here we come

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That sounds like a really good plan. You'll really be able to see yourself improving 😀

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You’ve inspired me to give park run a go! I’ve had it in my head to go when I can run the full 5K but maybe I’ll go sooner! Was it very mixed ability? I think I was just worried that everyone would be whizzing around it!

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5km is a long way but get into Parkrun! All abilities from young guys doing it in just over 15minutes. To someone walking and taking over an hour! I think it will be encouraging to see the time improve over the weeks!

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Well done for completing W2. 😃But uh oh, you are probably about to receive a number of replies telling you not to exceed the timings of the program.

The C25K is carefully designed, not only to get you running, but to do that with a minimal risk of injury. If you push yourself to do extra, you increase the risk of sitting on the injury couch feeling fed up. Our lungs /cardio develop a head of our muscles, tendons and bones, so it is easy to feel that it is okay to go further when infact your muscles may not be ready.

The Parkrun is great. Some people choose to do it once they can manage 5K, other people start earlier but do whatever run they are up to in the program and then walk the rest of the way. Enjoy W3😀

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Thanks for your comments.

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