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OMG. What have I done?

Marvo69
Marvo69Graduate
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Tomorrow is run day and in a moment of rare optimism and stupidity I just went and signed up for the local 5k Park Run! Well, I can always walk the last bit!....

I'm supposed to be running W5R2 but I figure if I'm feeling OK I might just push on and go for the whole W5R3 20minute thing and get it done, surged on by the huge crowds and to the applause of Dame Kelly Holmes who is also in the field!!

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sallenson
sallensonGraduate

Blow the field away Matt!!

"Looking like a nice flat fast run for the boy Matt eh Brian? He'll done good."

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sallenson
sallensonGraduate

Our hero! * swoons*

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Keels_x
Keels_xGraduate

Good luck!!! I’m just starting week 7 and still not brave enough 🤦‍♀️ I hope it goes brilliantly for you

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Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate
in reply to Keels_x

Go for it! I started ParkRuns in week 1 and walked it! People are of all abilities. I wish people weren’t apprehensive about them!

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Kar43

Good on you! 😉

I signed up for park run 🏃 almost 7 weeks ago but still not got to my local one, I'm thinking I'll do my big w6 run there maybe.

What I would personally do though (just finished week 5 this morning) is walk a fair bit then start the run instead of just the 5 minute warm up I double it to 10 mins then extra cool down time and so far I've not had the calf pain etc I keep reading some people are struggling with.

Or maybe I just been lucky so far not to have the calf pain I'm not sure 😉

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Marvo69
Marvo69Graduate
in reply to Kar43

Good plan - thanks! Hope to report back that I didn't need the ambulance!!

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Kar43
Kar43
in reply to Marvo69

You'll be fine you'll smash it 😊

Enjoy!

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sallenson
sallensonGraduate
in reply to Kar43

Sounds wise. So effectively do a normal session but double up the walk time at each end?

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Mumsygill
MumsygillGraduate

Well done you!! Hope it’s goes well- have fun!

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SendWine
SendWineGraduate

I've had my Parkrun barcode for ages, in fact it's one of the reasons I started in the C25K in the first place.

Never been brave enough ... soon though 🙄

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Vangus
VangusGraduate
in reply to SendWine

Me too! One day...

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Sandraj39

Good luck! Kelly Holmes was at my first Parkrun a couple of years ago - not that I saw a great deal of her, she was so far ahead of me!! 🙂

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Hidden
HiddenGraduate

Everybody should try parkrun. I waited until after my graduation run before I did my first one and I can’t praise it enough!

Run it, walk it or mix it up, nobody there will judge you either way!

Absolutely brilliant atmosphere and great fun too!!

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Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate

I walked my first, then did the 3rd run of each week from week 2 in it. Gradually working my way up the field! Love them!

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pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate

Good Luck!

Hoping to do my first one tomorrow - as long as I get up in time :-)

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Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Juts run the run you should be running... warm up walk and then do the allotted time and walk the rest... The fastest way to the IC is by moving too quickly!!

Do not skip a run... please!

We all feel that we can do more or that everything is okay... but, the thing about hidden injuries is.. they are errr.....hidden!

PS

I know I sound like your mum... but we have seen folk come unstuck so many times!!!

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Marvo69
Marvo69Graduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Boo hiss 😘

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Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Marvo69

Indeed 😊

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sallenson
sallensonGraduate

Well young Matt? How was it? C'mon. We're dying to know!!

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