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Week 8 Run 1 - Parkrun round 2 :-)

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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Well done! That's a fast time!!

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

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Is your course flat?

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

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

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

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😂😂 It does make life easier x

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

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

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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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😬

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Well done you. 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️

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Piano Stool 25K

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😂😂😂

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Still pretty fantastic!!

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

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Thank you - it is indeed fab! :-)

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