My first park run with my new toy 😁 - Couch to 5K

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My first park run with my new toy 😁

Forestgrump
ForestgrumpGraduate

Crikey it was rrrroooaasssting today. Did my first park run at Peckham Rye Park this morning and my new Garmin Forerunner watch worked a treat !.

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Saartjie
SaartjieGraduate

Well done Forest! Did mine too...hope you enjoyed it 🙂

Forestgrump
ForestgrumpGraduate

Yup good atmosphere and a nice breakfast after with friends who also took part. Just seen the stats and the guy who came first ran it in 18.11 mins 😳. That’s mental!

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Forestgrump

Mmmm breakfast 🤤

BrianUK
BrianUKGraduate

Blimey forest! That’s a good run! 198HR 😳 you must have been blowing steam! 😂

Forestgrump
ForestgrumpGraduate

Lol I’m not sure what heart rate stats mean. Is that a lot ?. Is that a good thing ?. Jesus now I think of it is there a danger zone ? If I go over 200 will I die?. 😱

Now you mention it , towards the end my watch buzzed and all I could see was an exclamation mark!. Maybe it was saying “your about to die your about to DIE!!!” 😁

BrianUK
BrianUKGraduate in reply to Forestgrump

I think that’s pretty high. Now you mention it mine buzzed and showed me an exclamation mark today during the run, so I’ve looked into the stats in the app and apparently I’m “over reaching” as you were too. If you click on the run in the app and then charts symbol you’ll scroll down to something called “training effect”. It makes for sobering reading. Best we wind it back a little I reckon 😳. My HR was 190 😳😂😳

Forestgrump
ForestgrumpGraduate in reply to BrianUK

Ooo that’s a bit scary 😳 I’m sat here on the sofa and my heart rates 88 is that bad?.

BrianUK
BrianUKGraduate in reply to Forestgrump

Depends. What are you doing on the sofa 😂

Forestgrump
ForestgrumpGraduate in reply to BrianUK

You beast that you are 😂 I’m watching a film... a rubbish one hence on here talking to you 😁. I have had a couple of glasses of wine though.

BrianUK
BrianUKGraduate in reply to Forestgrump

You’ll be fine then. Wine cures everything. 😃

Great work Forest, Parkrun is so addictive. It’s great when all the tech we use actually does what it’s supposed to do! 😀

I wouldn’t even contemplate doing 5K in 18:11. Can’t imagine that being possible! 😳😳

Breakfast afterwards is enough reward for getting through it! 🙂😋

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Well done!

CatMo13
CatMo13Graduate

220 beats per minute minus your age is the max your heart should get up to when training... and you shouldn’t push to the max for long at all. So I guess that’s why you got the warning, to say slow down a bit 🤪

Forestgrump
ForestgrumpGraduate in reply to CatMo13

At 42 almost 43 that makes 178 max!. Jesus 😨 my heart rate on the sofa is 80 odd according to this watch . Im a bit worried 😦

BrianUK
BrianUKGraduate in reply to Forestgrump

What does it say your resting heart rate is? Crap, just worked out that my max is 164 then 😳

Forestgrump
ForestgrumpGraduate in reply to BrianUK

Exactly ! I’m now sat here watching it, willing it to go down but now it’s going up! Stress!!! . I’m turning the bugger off .

Forestgrump
ForestgrumpGraduate in reply to BrianUK

Below a average for my age should be 72 !

Forestgrump
ForestgrumpGraduate in reply to BrianUK

I’ve been running for 10 weeks now wth is going on! Maybe to much salt in my diet 🤔

BrianUK
BrianUKGraduate in reply to Forestgrump

That’s fine. The RHR is a better indication of your cardio vascular health apparently (hang on I’ll ask my sister who’s sat next to me, she’s a GP).....

BrianUK
BrianUKGraduate in reply to BrianUK

Yep. I was right. It should be unless you have a heart block but because the HR was so high that’s highly unlikely. It can be spotted on an ECG though. We’re good to go! But you should get your self checked out for blood pressure anyway.

Forestgrump
ForestgrumpGraduate in reply to BrianUK

Will do thanks . Calling the gp on Monday 👍

CatMo13
CatMo13Graduate in reply to Forestgrump

Don’t worry this is obviously normal for you. Some people just have higher heart rates. The running should bring it down over a period of time. Do some yoga breathing 😊😳

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate

Well done forest, I hope you had a great time. You will probably become addicted like the rest of us.

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