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Itโ€™s ParkRun day ๐Ÿค—

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate
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Where are/were you running? Whatโ€™s your target for the day?

Iโ€™m at Albert ParkRun in Middlesbrough; my usual! Pacersโ€™ week so going for a PB (currently 31:57). Ultimately want sub 30. Going to not beat myself up about it if I donโ€™t get one!

Then greasy spoon with my colleagues/ ParkRun buddies for breakfast!

EDIT: PB YAY 31:33! I reckon if my ParkRun was 5k and not 5.2k Iโ€™d be quite close to a sub 30 now ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ

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Beach front. ๐ŸŒด๐Ÿ˜Ž Not Parkrun.

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate in reply to Ripcurlrana71

Nice!

GaryB1966
GaryB1966Graduate

Inaugural parkrun in my home town of Whitehaven this morning, just had to be there :)

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate in reply to GaryB1966

Have fun!

GaryB1966
GaryB1966Graduate in reply to Tasha99

Will do.. targeting 23:30 or thereabouts...

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate in reply to GaryB1966

Wow! Thatโ€™s super fast! Update later please!

GaryB1966
GaryB1966Graduate in reply to Tasha99

Came away disappointed lol, incurred a thigh strain at the start and only managed 25:10, enjoyed the experience tho, try again next week

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate in reply to GaryB1966

You did the run though! Hope youโ€™re fit soon!

Mamabear5
Mamabear5Graduate

Torbay in South Devon

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate in reply to Mamabear5

Have fun!

Mamabear5
Mamabear5Graduate in reply to Tasha99

You too !

Elfe5
Elfe5Graduate

Enjoy! ๐Ÿ˜„

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate in reply to Elfe5

You too whatever you do!

Elfe5
Elfe5Graduate in reply to Tasha99

Iโ€™m about to head off for a gentle snail around the nearby fields followed by breakfast. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Mumpark
MumparkGraduate

I'm at Raphael Parkrun in Romford Essex.

My usual one,I'm not saying a time I'm an old girl at the back.

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate in reply to Mumpark

Have a great run!

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate

Hastings with my son. He wants to officially PB after I lost his barcode on the way round last time (bad mum!). We run/walk it - 2mins of each is the plan but it's absolutely sweltering here already so we'll see how we go!

Have fun everyone :-)

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate in reply to pianoteacher

Oooh good luck! Luckily weโ€™ve got cloud cover til about 10. Phew!

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate in reply to Tasha99

Thanks it was very hot! We took it very easy so no PB for him today but still enjoyable :-)

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate

Iโ€™m in two minds. Iโ€™ve done PR since W2 to include my R3โ€™s but Iโ€™m on W7 now and really enjoy them - just walking and jogging to the finish after completing the run. Even with the walk breaks I have come in just under 40 min. They have been great for confidence. This morning looks to be the best bet for cool weather this weekend.

So, the issue is, I am nursing along a few aches/niggles in my left hip/thigh/hamstring/knee (depending on the day). Nothing has got worse with the two runs this week, because Iโ€™ve been mega-careful, but the niggles have moved about in the same area of my body so I know I am at my limit for my legs.

I could go, stay at the back, and not finish - but I donโ€™t completely trust the competitor in me. Iโ€™m toying with the idea of going without my barcode, or I have the option of splitting away from the main group and going a different route, after running the first lap with everyone else.

I think Iโ€™ve decided to go. I am pretty sure I can be strong enough to quit when I should, if I go without my barcode.

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate in reply to Equi-geek

Good luck! Ibuprofen now Iโ€™d say! Let me know how you do! I did exactly the same as you - run 3 in ParkRun since week 2!

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate in reply to Tasha99

Thanks Tasha! Yeah good point! Although I use ibuprofen with discretion because I donโ€™t want to mask a soft-tissue problem, and some inflammation is wanted to repair muscles. But for my arthritis, it really helps to keep inflammation and pain down in my damaged joints, and that reduces unhealthy compensatory movement patterns - itโ€™s all about timing for me! Enjoy the run today!

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate in reply to Equi-geek

Yay! The plan worked - glad I didnโ€™t take my barcode! Legs feel ok, the longer walk to the finish did them good. Week 8 starts Tuesday so 2 repair days and I should be set for 28 minutes by then. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate in reply to Equi-geek

Fab work!

Good luck with Parkrun today! Nice steady start pick pace up and smash that pb! Look forward to hearing how you get on! ๐Ÿ˜€

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate in reply to chelsea007

Edit above!

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate in reply to Tasha99

Well done on your PB Tash ๐Ÿ˜€

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate in reply to pianoteacher

Thanks! Iโ€™m so excited ๐Ÿ˜‚

chelsea007
chelsea007 in reply to Tasha99

Sorry about that! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate in reply to chelsea007

๐Ÿค” about what?

chelsea007
chelsea007 in reply to Tasha99

Edited my original post about smashing pb. You said edit above!!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜‚

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate in reply to chelsea007

Ah. I edited after youโ€™d put that. My legs are seizing up! Not linked at all. Just my current thoughts.

Hi Tasha, Croydon Parkrun is my local venue. Got round in about 34 minutes so Iโ€™m fine with that. ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘

Iโ€™m off to a mateโ€™s barbecue for the afternoon. ๐Ÿ”๐ŸŸ๐Ÿป Life could be worse ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate in reply to David_G

Sounds fab!

Jaz20
Jaz20Graduate

Did my first Park Run whilst away for the weekend in Bristol - it was brilliant! Still only W9R2 for me but did it in 37 minutes. Will definitely go to my local Park Run.

Well done on your PB!

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate in reply to Jaz20

Good for you! Theyโ€™re amazing events!

Debell
DebellGraduate

Dalby Forest Parkrun near Pickering. I used to go roller skating in Albert Park in Middlesbrough as we had a shop on Linthorpe Rd. Good times. Not such good times in the Parkrun .... I too am an old girl at the back but love it. D

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate in reply to Debell

Oooh I was due to take my class roller skating there this week but they were so naughty we had to cancel ๐Ÿ˜‚ School in walking distance. Nice to hear from a local! Bet your ParkRun is stunning!

Debell
DebellGraduate in reply to Tasha99

It is gorgoeus but hilly......they are mostly serious runners that do it so I feel a bit rubbish taking so long but I will keep on with it. Blimey is the rink still there...it was the 1960s I used to go. !!

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate in reply to Debell

It certainly is! ParkRun starts on the path next to it that goes up to the fountain!

Debell
DebellGraduate

I have just googled Albert Parkrun results and my dreadful time here is much better at yours and without hills and off road running ! I may have to travel down memory lane and come over sometime ... I loved the Museum too. ๐Ÿฆ

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate in reply to Debell

Ours is quite busy so we have loads of different abilities? Do! Iโ€™ll meet you and we can do coffee in the cafe at the end (next to the skating rink!)

Debell
DebellGraduate in reply to Tasha99

Yeah soon be end of term so may make it over in that time. X

ArthurJG
ArthurJGGraduate

I went to Montrose, second time. Last week was W8R1, today was W8R2 because I had issues with knees and stuff and needed a rest through the week. So my target was just to run for 28 minutes: in the end I ran 30, walked 6 and ran again to the finish. 39'13" is a PB for me but then it was only my second parkrun so a 50/50 chance of it being the quicker of the two :) Main think was I felt comfortable again, after having an unfinished attempt on Thursday which had hit my confidence a bit.

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate in reply to ArthurJG

Well done thatโ€™s fantastic! Youโ€™ll be doing the whole thing very soon! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ

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