W7R3: Only 6 more runs to go. Did a run Monday... - Couch to 5K

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Run1980
Run1980Graduate

Only 6 more runs to go. Did a run Monday and a class yesterday so was a little sore and tired today but just took it slow and enjoyed being out in the Park with the sun shining on me

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HATTER8142
HATTER8142Graduate

Very well done, you're gonna walk it,not literally tho. I got another telling off from Admin for running 30 minutes today so I've said I'll run 20 on Friday to make up for it! Seriously tho it's brilliant to know that running for 30 minutes is not a pipe dream. As an ex runner what would you suggest I do when 9 weeks is up? I don't think I want to run more than 5k so is once or twice a week running for 30 minutes/5k sufficient?

Run1980
Run1980Graduate in reply to HATTER8142

I’m no expert by any means but I’m sure just sticking to the 5k is plenty. I used to only run twice a week and I only used to do 3 miles. I eventually went to 4 then 4.5 but didn’t do that quickly. 30 mins of exercise should be fine so maybe just stick to the 30 minutes and you may do more in that time

HATTER8142
HATTER8142Graduate in reply to Run1980

I do quite a lot of walking and cycling as well as running now, I'm quite lucky as I wound my business up and retired early and now only do it part time so have plenty of time to do these things.

Run1980
Run1980Graduate in reply to HATTER8142

If your walking and cycling a lot then 5k is more than enough. I’m so jealous you managed to retire early, I’ve got another 30 years to go 😫 I’m going to be 78 when I retire!

HATTER8142
HATTER8142Graduate in reply to Run1980

If your Avatar is your photo then you're nowhere near 48! I'm enjoying life now the pressure is off but you do need to keep the body and mind busy.

Run1980
Run1980Graduate in reply to HATTER8142

Ha! 😂I meant I’d be 68😂 I’m adding years on!! Yes it’s good to still keep fit and active, brain and body 🙂

HATTER8142
HATTER8142Graduate in reply to Run1980

You must be the first woman in the history of mankind to ever add years on to her age! 😁

Run1980
Run1980Graduate in reply to HATTER8142

😂😂😂😂

HATTER8142
HATTER8142Graduate in reply to Run1980

Having 2 little Grandchildren helps keep you young but it certainly makes you very conscious of your own mortality.

Run1980
Run1980Graduate in reply to HATTER8142

I’m sure it does, I’m a long way off that at the moment but it’s good to keep fit now ready for it 😂

HATTER8142
HATTER8142Graduate

6 more runs for me now as well 😁 went back to running early today, I must say running later seems easier but I do prefer running earlier. Woke up with a bit of back ache so took it very steady today and stopped dead on 25 minutes (as directed Oldfloss 😁) and ran 3.62k roll on Monday and a 28 minute run. Bring it on!

Run1980
Run1980Graduate in reply to HATTER8142

Well done hatter! I was supposed to run today but thought after a long week back at work I’d treat myself to an extra rest day and run tomorrow morning. I like you am getting on fine with the later runs but still prefer my morning runs so I think I will do mon, wed, sat from now on. I can’t believe we have nearly finished. We will be on that podium before we know it!

HATTER8142
HATTER8142Graduate in reply to Run1980

I try to run Monday, Wednesday and Friday when I can and then have the weekend off, there's a 5k park run obong my exact route tomorrow morning so will go down and have look at that. Have a good weekend and roll on Monday.

Run1980
Run1980Graduate in reply to HATTER8142

You too and good luck if you do the park run too, no stopping you now 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️

HATTER8142
HATTER8142Graduate in reply to Run1980

Not tomorrow I'm going purely to observe, would of been nice if they had asked permission to use my route!

Run1980
Run1980Graduate in reply to HATTER8142

Yes very cheeky of them 😂😂

Hidden
Hidden

What are your running plans once you graduate?

Run1980
Run1980Graduate in reply to Hidden

I think I will start by just sticking to the 30 mins runs and see how far I get. Then eventually I will do the couch to 10K 🤞

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Run1980

Yeah. I think I’m in the same mind. I want to be able to do 30m fairly easy first off

Run1980
Run1980Graduate in reply to Hidden

Yes I think when I’m starting to get the 5k easily in 30 mins then I think I will be ready to move on

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Run1980

Almost there then!! 😂😂

Keep it up!

I sometimes do the snail shuffle! 😂

Run1980
Run1980Graduate in reply to Hidden

You too! Snail 🐌 shuffle seems to be the trend!

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Run1980

😂 we all get slightly quicker over time. It’s a bizarre feeling, running for any length of time when you’ve never done it before. Feels good when you’ve finished it!

HATTER8142
HATTER8142Graduate in reply to Run1980

You're showing off now Run! 😁

Run1980
Run1980Graduate in reply to HATTER8142

I said when it’s easy!! Nowhere near there yet 😂😂

HATTER8142
HATTER8142Graduate in reply to Run1980

Now your being modest!

Run1980
Run1980Graduate in reply to HATTER8142

Your too kind

HATTER8142
HATTER8142Graduate in reply to Hidden

I definitely want to carry on running so my plan at the moment is to hopefully run 5k once a week and fit my walking and cycling in around that.

Hidden
Hidden in reply to HATTER8142

Yeah. I’d like to include some cycling too at some point as I do enjoy it.

HATTER8142
HATTER8142Graduate in reply to Hidden

I love cycling used to do the 10 mile time trials years ago,no road bike and lycra for me nowadays tho, now it's t shirt and shorts and a hybrid bike with panniers on the back.

Hidden
Hidden in reply to HATTER8142

Haha agreed. I do fancy one of those electric bikes but I guess that’s cheating. 😂

HATTER8142
HATTER8142Graduate in reply to Hidden

I've thought about those as well! don't think I'm quite there yet tho but I will have no problem getting one when the time comes.

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