Week 8 run 3 at night: It was nearly 11 o'clock... - Couch to 5K

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Week 8 run 3 at night

Fatdad71
Fatdad71Graduate

It was nearly 11 o'clock when I finished my run last night. Although I found it a bit of a slog, I felt great afterwards. Does anyone else run in the evening? Is there such a thing as too late??

One week to go!

Oh and I've been running to this...

Listen to Seaboard Fresh Sunset 13062018 by Peter G. #np on #SoundCloud

soundcloud.com/peter-g-phan...

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Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Go you...lots of folk run at night.. we had one forum friend..who often ran really late and posted some great photos too!

Very very well done.. slow and steady and enjoy:)

Fatdad71
Fatdad71Graduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks oldfloss, I'm currently running on a treadmill so the views aren't great. I'm going to hit the roads after graduation! I did my first outdoor run a couple of weeks back and saw a fox and a deer! Neither laughed at me, so that was a bonus!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Fatdad71

Oh wow...lucky you! The fox is my totem animal ... I love them !

You will love it when you get out there... :)

Why would they laugh..you are a runner :)

Fatdad71
Fatdad71Graduate
in reply to Oldfloss

I noticed that its harder running outside on the roads, so I've been working on running more smoothly on the treadmill so that I don't go out there and get injured. I think my performance will take a dive when I go outside but I understand that's perfectly normal. I know I'm just a novice and that slow and steady makes sense !! 🐶

_SimonT_
_SimonT_Graduate

Great stuff Fatdad! It all sounds good. I’ve been running late in the hot weather - sometimes around 10pm. The only downside to running late is those happy hormones that blast you after a run can keep you awake when trying to sleep. If that doesn’t affect you then I reckon it’s fine.

I found the biggest problem moving from treadmill to road was going too fast so just be mindful of that and you’ll be fine. As we all know - there’s no such thing as ‘too slow’!

Fatdad71
Fatdad71Graduate
in reply to _SimonT_

That's what I figured. I was over striding, heel striking and generally thinking I could proink like a young gazelle! Alas the treadmill is quite forgiving in comparison to tarmac. At least I can still dream!

It has made me evaluate my running form before it causes me a mischief further down the line.

_SimonT_
_SimonT_Graduate
in reply to Fatdad71

I’ve found changing my running form really difficult. Made the same change as you in about week 4 of the program. It still takes quite a while into a run before my stride feels natural and I’ve no idea if if my new running style is any good, either!

That last sound cloud you posted by Ruben Coslada was brilliant, been playing it loads. But not tried running to it....

I do almost all my runs in the evening, life generally gets in the way for me..... if my kids don’t need attention then I’m working late, this invariably manifests in very late runs. On Monday I completed the run and got home at 10.30pm! The alternative is very early runs, but as I normally go to bed late (see above reasons) I can’t get up earlier than my normal 6am, unless I have a rock solid reason to do it.... like drive to the airport!

My first time around C25K I did it on the treadmill and I found it much harder when I transitioned. This time I’ve stayed on the roads the whole time and I’ve enjoyed it much much more....

Looking forward to more soundcloud updates! Good luck for final runs! 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️

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