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New running partner!

Sybilw
SybilwGraduate

This is my new running partner who joined me for my last run. A bit unfair for her that I’m now doing 30 min and usually just under 5k. Apparently granny runs for longer and further than she expected!! She kept going though (with the odd walk) and since we did my usual route and I’d to double back for her a couple of times I ended up at 5.3k. Longest run yet (both time and distance). Also a very sensible pace because, in case you don’t know, 9 year olds NEVER stop talking and I’ve never tested if I could talk and run before! She said she’d do it again if we didn’t go so far. And walked a bit! I might go back to week 5 with her and try to work in some speed work for me. That’s IF she agrees when the time comes. 😆

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telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate

Nice! And 5.3k, bravo! Start 'em young 😀

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreGraduate

If you can get her to where she’s comfortable on the app, I’m sure granny could find an incentive for her if she can get from there to W9R3!!

Sybilw
SybilwGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

I’m sure I could! It’s just getting a routine as I know she enjoyed it.

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Sybilw

Someone posted a great idea on here last week for people running at different speeds... find a circuit and go in opposite directions round it, with a high five when you cross. My local park’s flower beds have been great for that.

Sybilw
SybilwGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

What a great idea! She suggested circuits of the park but I thought that would be tedious. Thanks. I’ll suggest that to her. 😊

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Sybilw

Not my idea, but I tried it and it’s really great.

Sybilw
SybilwGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Sharing great ideas is what this place does so well! Cheers

How lovely! And what s gorgeous photo! ❤️

My 26 year old daughter accompanies me occasionally and possibly runs about 3 x the distance I do!

Well done on your impressive distance. Amazing! 👍🏻

Sybilw
SybilwGraduate in reply to cheekychipmunks

Didn’t feel that long probably because I took it slower. And it was cooler!!

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