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My plan is to just carry on running for 30 minutes 3 times a week for the next few weeks. I have been running along the canal up until now so I am going to switch and head off down to Walsall Arboretum for a change of scenery. This time last year I had my leg in plaster after rupturing my achilles so I am not going to push myself too much and risk another injury. I have planned my run days as I need to have a schedule so I don't lose momentum. I have also signed up for the park run but am still plucking up courage to actually do it as I am a bit slow!!!

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I just made sure I ran 3 times a week. I mixed up the distances and routes, gradually increasing the longest run of the week until I got it to 6k. I'm also registered for parkrun and not done one yet, but I do intend to go this Saturday.

My first job was in Walsall, at the DHSS office in Lower Hall Lane. It's probably been demolished by now.


Sounds like a good consolidation plan KN25. As for parkrun don't be worried about being slow - it's a really friendly and encouraging atmosphere. There is always a tailwalker so you'll never be last no matter how slow you are.

The slowest time recorded at my local one is apparently 1hr 20 - they stopped for an ice cream on the way back ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Why didnโ€™t I think of that!

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Lol thatโ€™s made me chuckle

As others have said, really don't worry about the park runs. Although there's no ice creams on my local one, you really can go your own speed and whatever that is will be absolutely fine.

If you want to see what it's like and know that you will fit in, I would recommend volunteering. Then you'll know it's definitely all ok :)

I'm same. Just graduated at a slow speed and hurt my foot on the last run having never had any injuries in the whole 9weeks. I'm sticking to 3x30 per week on a smooth surface at lunchtime. Love the buzz it gives me but not the red face. And although I lost no weight clothes for better and I'm a RUNNER/JOGGER/SHUFFLER whatever.๐Ÿ˜€

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