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Hipsters + strollers + peddle pushers - cows = w6r1

Dee_N
Dee_NGraduate
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Week 6 run 1.

A very different run today. First run on a completely different route to my usual country roads. Arrived in London yesterday at mums and went for a run around a bit of Victoria Park this morning. A damn sight more eye candy than my usual run ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ. It felt very busy compared to my usual route however nobody even gave me a second look unlike the country folk I pass who usually give me a sympathetic nod!

Anyway....it was actually a very comfortable run at my fastest time and I covered 4.7k ๐Ÿ˜„ but the terrain is so completely different to the usual hilly roads that Iโ€™m used. In comparison this was extremely flat and felt dare I say (easy!๐Ÿ™Š....whispered that so the gremlins couldnโ€™t hear it) so maybe all those slight inclines have done me a favour!?

Either way going to make the most of it with another run on Monday ๐Ÿ˜Š

After hearing all the horror stories about week 6, I was pleasantly surprised. But now Iโ€™m wondering which is THE run that will trip me up!? Surely everyone always has one???

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UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

None of them, you got this. Maybe week 10 when thereโ€™s no official plan??

Dee_N
Dee_NGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Haha!!! Thatโ€™s when Iโ€™ll be begging for more help than usual on this forum!! ๐Ÿ™ˆ

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to Dee_N

Well, thereโ€™s lots of paths and lots of experience in all of them from what Iโ€™ve seen.

Dee_N
Dee_NGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Very true- x

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

Well done. You definitely notice the hills when they arenโ€™t there. Enjoy the next one.

Dee_N
Dee_NGraduate in reply to Jay66UK

Definitely!! Didnโ€™t realise how much of a difference it makes!

Shakywakey
ShakywakeyGraduate

No run is going to trip you up. You are doing great. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Enjoy your run on Monday ๐Ÿ˜€

Dee_N
Dee_NGraduate in reply to Shakywakey

Aww ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿฝ really hoping so. Feeling relatively ok so far ๐Ÿ™‚ more comfortable with breathing and things as I go on

SANDI_runs
SANDI_runsGraduate

Must admit am very pleased to be living in Cambridgeshire while I take on the challenge of c25k. There's no hills here. Feel I have it so much easier than others

Dee_N
Dee_NGraduate in reply to SANDI_runs

Ah itโ€™s all good for us hills or not ๐Ÿ˜Š

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate

Wow distance!! That's very impressive Dee_N ~ those homely inclines have paid off! Well done you ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ™Œ

Dee_N
Dee_NGraduate in reply to Flaraflarkin

I know right! Impressed myself! Thanks lovely x

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

That is very fast at this stage.. well done you.

Dee_N
Dee_NGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Maybe Strava is lying to me!? My last one was 4.1km for wk5 run 3 the 20min one.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Dee_N

5 mins per K is very fast at this stage... you are clearly very fit.. :)

Dee_N
Dee_NGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

More like 7 and half mins ๐Ÿ˜ฌ I donโ€™t know what any of it really means but Iโ€™m guessing itโ€™s still slow!! ๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒ

Distance 4.7km

Pace 7:33/km

Time 35:37

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate in reply to Dee_N

Does your distance include your walks Dee?

Dee_N
Dee_NGraduate in reply to Dexy5

Yes it does

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate in reply to Dee_N

That explains it . I think Oldfloss thought youโ€™d run 4k in 20 mins . I think most people start Strava after the 5 minute walk and switch it off at the end of the run. But it doesnโ€™t really matter at this stage. You are aiming for 30 minutes run in W9 and that is what is most important, not pace. You are doing really well and good luck with the next few weeks

Dee_N
Dee_NGraduate in reply to Dexy5

Yes I realised that I probably hadnโ€™t explained that well! Never mind! ๐Ÿ™‚

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate in reply to Dee_N

No worries. Getting used to the tech is as bad as getting used to running, but I think I started on Strava at W9.

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate

You put us all to shame!! I barely cover 3.3k and I avoid hills/inclines like the plague.......still end up huffing and puffing and as bright red as a ๐Ÿ…!!!

Seriously though....you're totally owning it!!! Those countryside runs have definitely held you in good stead!!!

Nothing is going to trip you up....you're going to breeze through W6, W7 and W8......and before you know it, you'll be on the podium with a 5k under your belt!!!๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…

Go you, superstar!!!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

Dee_N
Dee_NGraduate in reply to Hotheels

Wow ok!! I had no idea that I was making any kind of decent time.....just felt very slow apart from my last run!! Hmmmm Iโ€™ll see how the rest of the weeks go. Thank you so much for your kind words, youโ€™re ace ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚

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