I ran my first park run: So I.graduated a little... - Couch to 5K

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I ran my first park run

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So I.graduated a little while ago. Since then I've continued to run 3 or 4 times a week at the gym but I've found it quite boring.

So I bit the bullet and signed up for 5k park run.

I did it last Saturday with a finishing time of 41.26 mins.

I did walk parts of it but I did it. I found it was completely different running outside and it really hurt my hips.

This last week I've not run again I've been concentrating on building my strength with weights and exercises.

I'm going to attempt park run again tomorrow morning but I find myself worrying about how much it's going to hurt !

I'm also doing race 4 life on 23rd june.πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

I never thought I'd be able to run but it shows if you put your mind to it you can do anything 😊

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Well done for getting out and doing the park run, I am contemplating that too, goid luck with the Race for Life too

Maisiemoo73Graduate in reply to Berksrover

Go for it everyone is really supportive when you're running round

Fantastic Maisie! Rest up and enjoy that next park run. Walking is fine! πŸ’ͺ🏼😊


Excellent. Different ground is going to exercise different muscles in different ways. Hopefully your body will remember what to do from last time and not leave you with pain. Hot bath with bath salts helps ease mine and might be worth trying?

Maisiemoo73Graduate in reply to Jay66UK

Thank you I will try that after tomorrow's park run

Maisiemoo73Graduate in reply to Jay66UK

I've done my 2nd park run and 2 more 5k runs since my last post and i did it in a fastee time new pb of 38 mins. I took smaller strides and found it really didn't hurt as much. I then had soak in bath which really helped. Thanks for the advice x

Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Maisiemoo73

Excellent - well done!

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