Consolidation Woe’s - W11R1 (Post Grad W2) - Couch to 5K

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Consolidation Woe’s - W11R1 (Post Grad W2)

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate

Hi guys - W11 (Post Grad W2). Still maintaining the 5k distance, even managed to squeeze a little diversion to gain an extra 0.2k (Go me!)

Also managed to keep the pace down (8.10/km) but I’m still sooooo tired that even that pace is proving difficult to maintain with concrete in my legs. It’s been a bit cooler and last 2 nights I’ve managed around 5hrs sleep. I am eating loads of fruit and hydrating ok.

My inner drill sergeant has had and will have his work cut out for the next few weeks - my legs are starting a resistance movement!

God knows what I’m gonna to do in the winter - last night I didn’t get back from my run until 10.45 (= bowl of crunchy nut for dinner!)

Run again tomorrow (Wed) then two days rest before agreed Parkrun on Saturday morning.

(Good luck today Sutsha x)

23 Replies
oldestnewest

Post grad runs are tough as you’re going solo and making it up as you go along. It’s more about just adding running miles to your legs.

The heat has been a killer and your job has been manic adding to your tiredness...😔. You’ll get your running mojo back once you’ve recharged your batteries. 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate
in reply to Ripcurlrana71

I’m trying to remember that too, thanks Ripcurlrana 😁

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate
in reply to Ripcurlrana71

Hopefully! Cheers Alka

Saartjie
SaartjieGraduate

Maybe you can do some shorter runs. That's a long time to run in this heat. Save the 5k for Saturday! X

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate
in reply to Saartjie

Yeah. Have Wednesday to do, so will probably do a 2.5-3k

Crittermad
CrittermadGraduate
in reply to LoungeLizaard

Yep I’d stick to 30mins weds - however far that takes you

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

Well run. I love that we are all so different - your slow pace is my just about manage to get there pace!

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate
in reply to Jay66UK

Believe me, that is my just about managing to get there pace at the moment... My wife told me not to go last night... when I got back I had to agree with her (not often that happens!!!) Just have zero energy... need sleep zzzzz!

Crittermad
CrittermadGraduate
in reply to LoungeLizaard

I really felt it in my legs after my first 5k yesterday- I hobbled down the stairs this morning and slept through the alarm

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate
in reply to Crittermad

Same lol!

_SimonT_
_SimonT_Graduate

You did run 5K though so well done!

Hope you got some sleep last night!

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate
in reply to _SimonT_

Cheers Simon - What have you been up to? (been a bit quiet!!)

_SimonT_
_SimonT_Graduate
in reply to LoungeLizaard

Hi LL! I’m ok thanks. Got back to a good routine this week of gym and running. Not really posting on here but am replying to posts. Leaving my runs to Strava. 😀

Well done on getting it done anyway! 🏃‍♂️👍

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate
in reply to mountaindreamer

Thx MD

HI,

I started C25K in December and graduated In March.... i spent all the cold, icy, winter runs longing for the warm weather when i thought how lovely it would be to go out in one layer (sigh)

The reality however was very different(!) By about May I quickly longed for those biting temperatures.... I struggle SO much in the heat, it is affecting everything- my breathing, my energy levels, my concentration. I am, however, persrvering, but I end up taking more walk breaks and so I'm learning to not beat myself up over those.

Anyway, the point I was making is that you WILL be fine in the winter - more layers, and some hi vis/reflective garments and you'll be fine. L x

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate
in reply to Lillybeth30mins

Thx Lillybeth - atm I think I just need a few days good sleep behind me.... I was definitely doing better a few weeks ago before the sun and / or ill child insomnia started.... Although, I am kinda looking forward to winter to see what difference it makes to pace etc generally not running in 80-90% humidity & 28 degrees!

Ouching
OuchingGraduate

You are putting the runs in though. Be kind to yourself.

🤗🤗🤗

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate

I’m impressed with everyone doing a 5k distance LoungeLizard! I’ve only just started tracking distance, so still aiming for that at some point before my charity run in early September. I think I could do it if I pushed a bit, but I’m just getting the go it alone runs in check first. You’re doing brilliantly and I’m sure the legs must be gaining strength from those runs too! Well done you! ❤️

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate
in reply to Fabulous450

Cheers Fab, you always make me feel better 😘

Keep up the 30 minute runs! X

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to LoungeLizaard

You just need to know you’re a star! I can remind you, no problem! Yes, my next 30 mins tomorrow! But where shall it be? 🤔🤔 Got my thinking cap on now! 🧢 😉❤️

Great run LoungeLizaard! Remember you're legs will be feeling the strain by now, that's a lot of collective miles!

Thanks also for your kind thoughts. All went well and I'm doing an overnight stay until the drain comes out. 😊😘

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate
in reply to Sutsha

Wishing you a “speedy” recovery 😘

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