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I have been inspired by everybody getting out there and doing it all day today... so I thought I’d best have a go.

Little Miss UNM did 25 minutes, she’s still refusing to run 30 again without me, bless her... her run fuelled by some heavy metal making me doubly proud of her.

That left myself and Coach Bennett to do the 30 minutes... Nice steady start and all nice and smooth then around the half way mark I was aware that my pace was quickening... concentrated hard on slowing it back down, this isn’t the run to go faster than before, quite the opposite. Second half got easier as it went and the daughter shouted for me to see how far I could go... Coach Bennett has other ideas and said to stop... little white lie to the daughter saying it was all I had. Really pleased with a comfortable start to the week, next run can have my spare energy at the end... this was about putting a tick on week 9. Having my post run cuppa now, then maybe a glass of grape juice before bed... I have to be fresh to cheer on a few hundred parkrunners in the morning.

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HillsEverywhereGraduate

Well done ! What were these two extra minutes like? Did you notice a difference with W8 ? (I'm asking because all the runs felt more or less the same length to me since the first 25 minutes one.)

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to HillsEverywhere

Thanks... I really didn’t notice the extra time... might do next time 😂

I usually run this at 12 minutes a mile... tonight I went for 14... Sunday back to 12... and maybe I’ll try 10 for the last one.

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ra4200Graduate

Well done - you have this running lark sorted!

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to ra4200

Thanks... I dunno about that, but I’m having fun relearning it

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SummersprintGraduate

Well done. It’s always good to get the first run under your belt.

It’s all good. Enjoy your grape 🍇 juice. You deserve it

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Summersprint

Thanks... and cheers 🍷

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Slow_RobGraduate

Well done 😀 grape juice well deserved

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Slow_Rob

Thanks... it tastes so good after a run

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Glad you listened to coach Bennet and not little Miss UNM, nevertheless she seems to be doing very well indeed, perhaps both of you could graduate the same day as long as both of you don't run too fast. Have a good time in the morning at the parkrun🏃😊

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Yeah, she’s gonna have a speed session on Sunday to get the fast out... I’ve drilled into her that after a fast run you have to go slow next!

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cheekychipmunksGraduate

Well done UNM. You’re living up to your user name! Go smash the rest of W9 and we want to hear all about your graduation and spray you with champagne ..... 🍾 🍾 🏃🏃

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thanks... champagne on order... do I have to drink 2 bottles as little Miss is too young for more than a glass?!

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cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Yes. Yes you do!

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to cheekychipmunks

Oh that’s a shame 😂😂

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JundalGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Isn't it?

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Jundal

It’s a dirty job but someone’s gotta do it!

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Craftysue66Graduate in reply to cheekychipmunks

No one mentioned champagne for graduating - would have finished sooner if I'd known lol. Just as well there's a bottle chilling in the fridge for Monday!!

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Craftysue66

That’s why it’s not mentioned... if I’d have known I’d have tried to complete this in 27 days 😂

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Craftysue66Graduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Ha ha but the secret's out now!

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Craftysue66

Only 60,000 people know 😂

So, round yours on Monday and mine on Tuesday then 😂😂😂

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antonioaGraduate

The countdown continues. Well done!!

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to antonioa

2 to go... can’t wait for the kids to get off that field at junior parkrun on Sunday

Well done UNM, good run ...two left! Also good job with your daughters musical education, it’s tough out there sometimes... but we must persevere, they’ll thank us for it someday...! Great she’s into the running too, I’d like to start my eldest on it, he’s 8 and really interested in the local junior park run, I’ll have to get him going on C25K on my rest days. Enjoy watching the park run tomorrow 🏃‍♂️

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to

Thanks. Juniors is so much fun and can be run on C25K reasonably early... 8 is a great age to start, his gait should still be natural... think it’s about year 7 where the heel landing starts to sneak in. Daughter is fairly extreme with her metal, used to fall asleep to Cradle of Filth “Her Ghost in the Fog” when she was a baby and nothing else was working!

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Yes he’s a little ball of bouncing energy, I’ll have to put him on a flippin lead for the walking intervals!!!

Blimey, Dani Filth singing lullabies... I’ve heard it all now 🤣

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My eldest was a big fan of audioslave when he was a baby. He likes Taylor Swift now. Im so ashamed!

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Jundal

😂 she does have weird play lists... cradle, maiden, slipknot, Murs, swift, slayer.

Of course I let her play it in the car and the skip button is under my right thumb 😂

in reply to Jundal

(Shakes head...)

and you started out SO WELL.

I’ve been taking mine to Glastonbury since he was weeks old and his stand out performance from his years of visiting is....

Lionel Richie.

😬😤😳

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to

I really would have loved to have seen Tony Bennett a couple of years back... he’s a legend.

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JundalGraduate

You're getting so close, you gotta do this! You'll be smashing hills after graduation before you know it! Go to it!

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Jundal

I will certainly be doing some hill sprints... then after I get out of hospital I’ll do them again 😂

Should be closed on Tuesday... touch wood

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JundalGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Hill sprints? INFIDEL! Hill trudges! Take it slow and steady. Keep going. Don't stop. Forge your running soul into shape with the hammer strikes of your feet...

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Jundal

I’ll do them too of course... but you can’t beat 100m fast up, walk down, rinse and repeat, for pain!

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Fabulous450Graduate

Fantastic UNM!! You’re in the zone!! 😁😁😁! Well done you! I’m so ready for the celebrations!! 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽❤️

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Fabulous450

Thanks Fab... soon it’s the road past 10k 😱

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Marcia-HGraduate

Sounds like a fab start to week 9, well done 👍 extra well done on the self control-and doing it how you know you should!

It’s always inspiring reading others journeys but you must be so proud your daughter is involved-again another well done!

Enjoy the park run and cheering them all on-that must be inspiring and encouraging as well. Smash the rest of week 9 and enjoy 😊

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Marcia-H

Thanks. Yeah, my daughter is ahead of me but only until tomorrow... really sweet that she wants to do the last one together... I need to save myself tomorrow so I can keep up!

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