Week 9 Run 1 - Parkrun round 3 :-): Bloody hell... - Couch to 5K

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Week 9 Run 1 - Parkrun round 3 :-)

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate

Bloody hell that was hard!

It was soooo hot, also a different route to usual so I had no idea how to pace myself! Not sure I can technically count it as I did have to stop and walk at 27 mins for a bit to get my breath back. Stopped again as I got onto the pier because the finish line was further away than I had anticipated which was a psychological blow! A teenage girl ran alongside me and said come on you're nearly there - I somehow found the energy to run across the line :-)

I was aiming sub 30mins and I think I just missed it - the guys coming in just behind me had timed themselves at 30:17. Will update my time when I receive it. ETA just got my time 30 mins exactly!!! Pretty chuffed about that :-)

As anticipated it was much, much harder to run the whole thing (I have previously walked the first 5 mins) but still good fun.

Well Done to everyone running today especially those of you taking part in Parkrun x

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Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

Well done!

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate in reply to Jay66UK

Thanks Jay x

sallenson
sallensonGraduate

Hey my lovely!! Well done you!! They changed the route? Some BH nonsense probs.

U r doing fantastically well. I think there's something in the air today. I struggled through W6R1.

But we both got there!! No run is ever wasted. Chin up. Keep the faith. You are so close to stardom now!!

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate in reply to sallenson

Thank you!

It was to raise money for the defribrilliator that's (slightly worringly😂) kept on the Pier . Have read about people struggling with the heat on here but that's the first time I've experienced it!

Well done on getting through your run today x

sallenson
sallensonGraduate in reply to pianoteacher

Cheers hon! Enjoy your weekend. Have fun with the little one next week and come back refreshed and ready. No stresssing about W9 ok? You're only a gnat's wotevas away from the podium now and it'll only take one of those fab Haydn Piano Sonata last movements to get you over the line!!! :-)

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate in reply to sallenson

Thank you and you. I love the Hadyn Piano Sonatas - part of me always thinks that even when it appears quite serious he's taking the piss a bit :-)

sallenson
sallensonGraduate in reply to pianoteacher

At the risk of heresy - beats Mozart any day....

davelinks
davelinksGraduate

Well done! But maybe slow down just a tad forget about PBs for now and get c25k done..

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate in reply to davelinks

Thanks Dave - I know you're right!

Training with my son during half term for next week's Parkrun. He's asthmatic so won't manage 30mins straight. Think what I'll probably do is restart Week 9 the following week x

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate

Well done! You're very fast! I'm nowhere near 5k let alone 5k in 30 mins !! So you did really well!

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate in reply to Ang33333

Thank you!

Don't forget I started from a position of pretty good fitness levels - I just didn't think I could run! 5k in 30 mins is a realistic goal for me.

You're doing great - just running for 30 mins (no matter how far) is a real achievement :-)

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate

I had to stop for a few seconds for the first time ever today! Pacers week and I went off too fast trying to keep too close to the pacer! Managed a PB though. You’re doing well though! Fab time!

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate in reply to Tasha99

Well Done Tasha - a PB is fab! x

Bridget007
Bridget007Graduate

Well done! The podium is waiting! 😃

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate in reply to Bridget007

Thank you x

Guesty26
Guesty26Graduate

Well done you may have thought you struggled but truth is you cracked it and in 30mins, youve dont great enjoy the bank hol weekend then get your graduation sorted, you worked hard for this enjoy this week

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate in reply to Guesty26

Thank you x

Mumsygill
MumsygillGraduate

Well done - you survived but not only that- you did amazingly well! Sounds fantastic, especially in the heat. At least you’ve had a taste of a parkrun now. Still a bit daunting for me at the mo.

Have a lovely week running with your son x

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate in reply to Mumsygill

Thank you! Really looking forward to getting him round the course - better than any PB :-)

Marvo69
Marvo69Graduate

Great run! Great time too!

I nervous now about our Sussex graduation run! Youll have to wait for sallenson and I in the pub! 😃

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate in reply to Marvo69

Oh I definitely won't mind waiting in the pub 😂

To be honest going that fast is tough - I'd happily use you two as an excuse to slow down!

Marvo69
Marvo69Graduate in reply to pianoteacher

I've often been told I hold people back!

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate in reply to Marvo69

😂😂

30 mins is amazing!!! Well done too! 🏅

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate

Thank you!

Sorry I didn’t respond sooner! Sounds like a tough one but you smashed it!! Bit of walking is fine - the fact you finished and in a great time is what counts. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 X

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate in reply to Ripcurlrana71

Thank you! Actually really looking forward to doing it tomorrow with my son. We're doing intervals of 2 mins walking, 1 minute running so it will be much more relaxed :-)

All being well I'll do my graduation run in it next week at a steady pace, then the week after is pacers week so I'll aim sub 30 again then. Are you running in yours tomorrow?

Oh great!! No not going to till I nail 5km at ease. Still find it tough in last km. and with those damn hills!!

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate in reply to Ripcurlrana71

I'm so glad we don't have hills! Sounds like a good plan to consolidate the 5k.

I've got a Parkrun plan to do one a month with my son, a relaxed no time pressure one, one with a pacer to get my time down and one as a volunteer. I just don't think I would enjoy (or achieve) running it flat out every time x

Will aim for one at end of June but only if it’s not hot and sunny! Good luck for tomorrow. 💪🏼

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate in reply to Ripcurlrana71

Thank you! x

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