Week 8 Run 1 - Parkrun round 2 :-): Ran over the... - Couch to 5K

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Week 8 Run 1 - Parkrun round 2 :-)

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Ran over the finish line today in a faster time than last week 30:49!

Walked the first 5 mins again today. Going to try to run the whole thing next week which I think might result in a slower time. Not too bothered though - I couldn't ever have imagined running 5k no stop 8 weeks ago.

If you are considering doing Parkrun - go for it! It is a fantastic fun friendly way to get outside and get some exercise with others. There are some really fast runners, some walkers at the back and everything else inbetween.

Parkrun really is for everyone :-)

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Ang33333Graduate

Well done! That's a fast time!!

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pianoteacherGraduate in reply to Ang33333

Thank you! Really pleased with the time but I do expect to go slower when I run the full distance x

Is your course flat?

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pianoteacherGraduate in reply to Ripcurlrana71

Very!! The course record for men is 14:14 and for women 17:23 - it's really fast!

Think I’ll run your one next! Ours has 2 hills and a bit of off roading!! 😣

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pianoteacherGraduate in reply to Ripcurlrana71

My aim is to go under 30mins then maybe do some volunteering marshalling or backwalking. After that will try some other courses - if I can get up on a Saturday morning early enough to travel 😂

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OldflossAdministrator in reply to pianoteacher

I would like some flat...please send by return:)

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pianoteacherGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

😂😂 It does make life easier x

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Ang33333Graduate in reply to pianoteacher

At my current pace of be happy to do 50 mins!! Nowhere close to 5k yet! But will do a park run soon.

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pianoteacherGraduate in reply to Ang33333

Don't worry at all about your pace - just get out there and enjoy it :-)

Brilliant time lovely!! You’ve set the bar now. 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️👍🏼👍🏼

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pianoteacherGraduate in reply to Ripcurlrana71

Thank you!

To be fair I haven't really gone couch25k more like: goodleveloffitnessworkingout5timesaweekbutneverbeenable2run25k - but that's a bit of a mouthful :-)

😬

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MumsygillGraduate

Wow well done you! You’re doing so well 👍💪🏃🏼‍♀️

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pianoteacherGraduate in reply to Mumsygill

Thank you! I think we're all doing brilliantly :-)

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wyersmithGraduate

Well done! Great time too. I’ve got one more w7 run to do and I’m definitely planning a park run in the next couple of weeks. Just wondering if you felt you ran a bit quicker than usual because of the other runners or if you kept to your usual pace?

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pianoteacherGraduate

I think maybe a little bit quicker but not much. I'm actually training to run a shorter distance in a quicker time and as I said above did have a good level of fitness before I started. We had pacers today for times between 20mins(!!!!) and 37mins so if you wanted to go at a specific pace you could run alongside them x

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OldflossAdministrator

Slow and steady and very well done..keep it gentle:)

Best to enjoy the runs and stay injury free and yes, I know I am a pain with it... but you have loads of time to get to the 5K in 30 minutes:)

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pianoteacherGraduate

Yes boss :-)

My aim next week will be to run the whole course. Was talking to a lady who finished one place ahead of me and told her I hadn't run the whole course yet and she advised me to not think about time at all for the first go - just to run at a comfortable pace.

I will heed both of your advice next week - definitely want to stay injury free x

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sallensonGraduate

Blimey hon! Are you a runner or what? And a gorgeous morning for it.

You're going to be one of these superstars who actually does get to 5K by the end of W9.

Well done you!!

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pianoteacherGraduate in reply to sallenson

Thank you! But as I said to Ripcurlrana71 I haven't really gone Couch25k more like:

goodleveloffitnessworkingout5timesaweekbutneverbeenable2run25k - not sure that hashtag will catch on though 😂

Huge admiration for everyone who has embarked on this programme literally from the couch x

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Dexy5Graduate in reply to pianoteacher

Well done you. 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️

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sallensonGraduate

Piano Stool 25K

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pianoteacherGraduate in reply to sallenson

😂😂😂

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sallensonGraduate

Still pretty fantastic!!

Well done piano teacher, that's super speedy! 💨 Parkrun is fab 😁

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pianoteacherGraduate in reply to MutleyShuffle

Thank you - it is indeed fab! :-)

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