Post grad #2: Who ordered 74 degrees in my hills... - Couch to 5K

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UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreGraduate

Who ordered 74 degrees in my hills?!

Slow and steady couple of 1k laps and then one faster, slowed for next and then faster finish... stopped on 30 minutes with 2.6 miles on the clock. A bit cooler and maybe I could have gone for 5k, but I’m just gonna stick to 30 minutes for a few more.

Heat was a pain, it was certainly harder than my last run, but when I think back to last time I ran in that heat it was much much easier.

Neighbour didn’t exactly like his session on Boxx, and I had to reassure him that as far as I know, in the entire history of mankind, nobody has actually drowned in their own sweat... or anybody else’s now I think about it. He’s ready for his run tomorrow if I haven’t killed him 😂

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antonioa
antonioaGraduate

In your own time you'll reach whatever target you set yourself. There's no deadline, so keep enjoying it, and this good weather!!

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to antonioa

Yeah, I just want to consolidate and reflect a little... then it’s go time

antonioa
antonioaGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

I'm with you all the way!!

Katnap
KatnapGraduate

Cruel to be kind?

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Katnap

Absolutely... he’s still talking to me so he must need more 😂

I’m looking forward to hearing about your neighbours progress 😂 You do well to speed up mid run. Mine tend to get slower with a brief 1 minute burst at the end 😆

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Faith94

Right from the 20 minute one I’ve been faster second half... I think old habits are hard to break.

He will graduate... he has to move house if he wants to quit!

Faith94
Faith94 in reply to UnfitNoMore

😂😂😂

Jogunlikely
JogunlikelyGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

🤣🤣🤣

Beanjo
BeanjoGraduate

Sounds like you’ve got this graduation running strategy pretty well sussed UNM 👍😊 and how good that running in the heat (October!?!) has got easier. Go you 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️

Good luck with the neighbour tomorrow as you flip into trainer mode 😊😊🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Beanjo

I’m planning to BBQ Christmas dinner the way it’s going 😂

Gonna give him two days off after tomorrow... I’ll run circuits with him then on Sunday... he can see what a difference a couple of months makes then.

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

Great run you had with your neighbour today despite the October heat, but you mentioned "his run tomorrow" not supposed to run on consecutive days, two days in row is not advisable

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to AlMorr

He ran yesterday. He did Boxx upper body workout today... he was in no fit state to try moving when I left his house, no way he was running 😂

Marcia-H
Marcia-HGraduate

You’re going to have this neighbour pumped!!! 😆 good for you spreading the C25K bug and getting him fit!

Can you believe this weather! We’ve gone from gale force winds and flooding to summer again!! But sounds like you did just fine, well done 👍

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Marcia-H

Thanks. He will get fit... Boxx kicked his butt hard today but there was no sign of quit.

In years past I’ve considered going to Australia or New Zealand about this time of year and now I don’t have to! Dunno how long it will last, but I’ll be near the beach at the end of the month and I’m thinking suncream is currently cheap 😂

Marcia-H
Marcia-HGraduate

I’m intrigued... I’m going to have to investigate this Boxx!!! Although it sounds like you kicked his butt!!

The weather is becoming increasing unpredictable and out of season but I’m not complaining-it just doesn’t match up with the dark nights, it’s confusing! Hope your off somewhere nice if you need sun cream 😎 what will your neighbour do while you are away 🤷‍♀️🙀

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Marcia-H

Only to family on Anglesey, but if I’d gone today I’d have needed it 😂

If he doesn’t want double boxx sessions he will run every other day and do some workouts!!!

Marcia-H
Marcia-HGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

I can imagine you on FaceTime just checking in on him! 😆

How is little miss getting on with her post graduation?

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Marcia-H

I didn’t think of FaceTime 😂

Little Miss is running with her new running buddy this week... I think it may have something to do with said friend also owning a horse 😂. Her NRC is looking good... still haven’t told her that her 10 mile challenge isn’t one run... she’s passed 10 for the month already!

Maddee_6333
Maddee_6333Graduate

Good plan!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate

It wasnt me!! But it was a nice hot day!! 🤩!

It sounds like your neighbour is going to be fit fast too!! 😯😂❤️

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Fabulous450

He will be... gonna go grab him again soon!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Did he open the door? 🚪 ❤️

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Fabulous450

Yeah... and he ran it all perfectly today... I may let him do yoga tomorrow!!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Brilliant coach!! 🤩❤️

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Fabulous450

Think he did better because I shut up 😂

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Aah but you were there...she knows!! 😂❤️

Edit: He knows!! 🤣❤️

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Fabulous450

He learned well on day one! He’s got some kinda gym tomorrow and Saturday he’s having his feet up... Sunday he can run with me.

Marcia-H
Marcia-HGraduate

Oops 🙊 the neighbours in for a shock!!!!

That's good to hear she has a new running buddy-good choice with the horse! Omg she's going to clock up the miles!!!!!

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Marcia-H

I’ll let her know in a week or two. She knows about 10% and she knows to run slow most runs... so she can put some mileage in now.

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