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First post grad run

First post grad run

Such a difference from when I set off for work this morning I had at least 3 inches of snow on the car and a fair amount to contend with during my day but fortunately it was pretty much gone for my run.

I used the Samsung Health app running coach to update me at every mile and he also gave me total duration updates.

I found it odd without Sarah but certainly not as bad as I feared. I did my warm up to my usual tree and set off on my normal route. I stopped running just as my knees and thighs were really starting to feel the cold. Just as I rounded the corner on my warm down the man told me I'd done 4 miles. I think I did 5 mins extra with another small loop around one of the streets.

I managed my best time up our big hill which I'm pretty pleased with as I wasn't particularly pushing...just wanted up and over the hill.

I really wanted to get a pic of the snow covered South Downs but didn't want to stop and there were a lot of dog walkers and oddly felt self conscious for some reason.

Managed to snap this on the go. I trapped my finger in this gate Friday trying to shut it without slowing down😂 lesson learned!

All in all I was pretty pleased with myself, for getting along without the c25k app, for getting out straight after work and for a decent effort.

Happy running everyone 😁

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4 mile pretty good going . Well done u xx

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Brilliant... a great photo and a great run too...Well done you... and after a day's work... and no bacon buttie :)

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🤣😂 I did moan about that all day. Just wait till I see her later! 😂🤣

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That’s just Brillant.🌟

Lovely picture and story.🌟👏👏

4 miles lovely target for me tomorrow.

So either 12 times round or 16 , I will see.🤔Nice idea. 👍

If 16 I will be Billy no mates , no MJ no Laura and no music, 🙈😂😂😂

Hohogogojojo.🌟👏👏

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I don't know if I could manage with no music !! You're too focused! 🤣

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Take it steady.. sing to yourself:)

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Thanks Floss.🌟👏👏

Playlist,what’s that.🤔🙈More Like radiogram or transistor radio,🤔🙈. Bit heavy for my back pack.🤔😂😂😂

Thank you loved your Strava.🌟👏👏

Liked bazza’s 4:4 3:3 2:2 gears stuff. Must be a boys thing.🤔🙈😂😂👏👏🌟

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:) You will have seen from my post of my run... I was out much later for me... hence the tide:)

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Yes, I must re read your post all again. Lovely account.

Went off on a breathing trip, yesterday, instead of listening to you, just getting out there and just do it.🤔🙈😂😂😂

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Well done you

I've got samsung health app and watch

But didn't like 5k trainning as was more about pace and didn't work while on treadmill

Hopefully I'll graduate Monday

So then will be just keep to 30min running and hopefully in time get to 5k and running outdoors

🏃❤💪

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I'm not using their training option, just the audio guide. I didn't set a target so you can pick intervals to update on. 👍

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That will be time to check out the IannodaTruffe post What next :)

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Nice one!👍👏

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I'm still working up to the joy of gates... :D Had my first cattle grid the other week. That was. Fun. :O

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🤣 the first few times I went through it was open or held for me. Much easier. It's a bit useless... Doesn't keep anything in or out... just slows me down! But it's practice for when the weather is better as there's a lot of field routes round here. Take care on those grids! Awful things!

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Gates?... You mean hurdles LOL!

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It is a bit weird without Mum and Dad (Micheal and Sara), what’s your next challenge? 🏃‍♀️👍

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Not completely sure, firstly to keep it up 3 times a week.

Secondly to explore further afield and hopefully eventually extend to be able to run for up to an hour.

After that...dunno really. As the weather improves I'll be biking a lot more too so hoping the two activities see me getting even stronger and fitter for summer.

I suppose my main goal is not to give up, not to become demotivated and lazy. 👍😊

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I know what you mean, I am already missing the structure the app provides with its reminders etc. Like you I will take to my bike more once the weather improves 🚲🙌

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Just tried the C25K speed podcast - I liked it, lots going on, plenty of counting, timings etc. I guess the music might get you in the end! 🏃‍♀️

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