Parkrun #9 - Latest Target Reached! πŸŽ―πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸŽ‰ - Couch to 5K

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Parkrun #9 - Latest Target Reached! πŸŽ―πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸŽ‰

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TailChaserGraduate
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Ouch my legs ache! I don’t know how I did it but I broke 30 minutes today at Parkrun. I’ve been aiming for this since my first Parkrun back in May and today I’m officially just over 29mins. So all those people worrying that they can’t do 5k in 30 minutes, don’t stress, it can really take all your time and patience to get there but if you think you can do it, go for it...but don’t be in a hurry! It’s taken me 4 months to shave 4 minutes off, but I got there in the end😁

Now I’ve done that I can finally work on putting some distance in. I am going to slow it down and see what I can do. I think I’m overdue joining the JuJu’s 10k plan, so maybe I’ll join the next session of that.

So Flaraflarkin I’d better make a decision eh? πŸ¦†πŸ¦†πŸ¦† πŸ™€

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UnfitNoMore profile image
UnfitNoMoreGraduate

Great job... extra distance should make you even faster over 5k too.

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TailChaserGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thanks UnFit (I’ve really got to call you something different cos you’re not!), I’ll give it a go πŸ˜€πŸ‘

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damienairGraduate

Excellent and very well done to you for your great achievement. Breaking 30 mins is a great feeling and takes a lot of work to get to that time.

Making it to 10K is also a great achievement. Enjoy the journey.

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TailChaserGraduate in reply to damienair

Thanks Damien, I’m looking forward to a new challenge πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

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AlMorrGraduate

Well done to you TailChaser for running a sub 30 minute 5k at this mornings Parkrun, it's a dream for most here on C25K to achieve that despite the average time for more experienced runners to run a 5k is around 28 minutes, over the next few weeks you should be able to run a 28 minute 5k at your local Parkrun.

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TailChaserGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Thanks AlMorr, one day maybe πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

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Dexy5Graduate

Congratulations TailChaser , it’s what we are all aiming for and it’s got to be achieved at parkrun! Well done you. Yes please join us on the magic plan - if I can do this , you definitely can. Now what are you going to do about those flying ducks.

I remember I won a set of those at the fair and mum and dad put them on the wall. Aren’t parents great? πŸ¦†πŸ¦†πŸ¦†

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TailChaserGraduate in reply to Dexy5

Definitely Dexy! Parkrun has kept me going since graduating, now I need a new goal (not that I’m giving up Parkrun, I have t-shirts to earn 😁).

I always wanted some of those

flying ducks on my wall - have you still got them? Good old parents 😁 They’re going to be on my shoulder blade instead I think (when I pluck up the courage!!).

See you on the plan πŸ˜€ I’ll be amazed if I can do 6k let alone 10k but I think we all surprise ourselves constantly on here 😁

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Dexy5Graduate in reply to TailChaser

I have certainly surprised both me and UTS. No I’m afraid the flying ducks probably disappeared after I left primary school. 🀣. I have seen some beautiful flying seagulls in silver since and regret not buying them.

You can still do parkrun as your 5k run but only if you can do the long runs in the week.

See you on the plan. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘

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OldflossAdministrator

Huge well done... time to move on!

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TailChaserGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks Oldfloss, I think so too πŸ˜€

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OldflossAdministrator in reply to TailChaser

You'll be amongst friends πŸ˜‰

Congratulations! Well done to you! 🍾πŸ₯‚πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‰ That must feel great! Work, achieve, smile lots!!

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TailChaserGraduate in reply to over61andstilltrying

Thanks 61, I’m very chuffed (& very tired πŸ˜‚!)

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