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Post grad run 3.

Off I go and thought Iโ€™d up the pace and go for 5k... itโ€™s 3 miles right? So anything under 10 minutes a mile is my target. Off I go and all feels good, nice cool day, breeze slightly bracing... and we are on 10:20 per mile at the first mile update... cool, keeping it steady and mile two and average is 10:18, cool, time to push a little and 3 mile run is done... average 9:55 per mile... shut the app down and smile... cooldown, few stretches and Iโ€™m doing that legs up the wall thing... then it dawns on me... 5K is 3.1 miles, Iโ€™m about 528 feet short of a 30 minute 5k... maybe next time! For now Iโ€™m going to drink some apple juice and prepare for Sunday!

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Fabulous450Graduate

Brilliant run UNM!! Well done!! ๐Ÿคฉ Are you sure itโ€™s apple juice and not rum? Love the pic!! ๐Ÿคฃโค๏ธ

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Fabulous450

Itโ€™ll be apple juice... kinda. Then maybe a run.

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Another one? ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ˜‚โค๏ธ

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

And whatโ€™s that legs up the wall thingy? ๐Ÿค”! .....second thoughts, donโ€™t answer, Iโ€™m not doing it!! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃโค๏ธ

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Fabulous450

Kwell posted it weeks ago and I never got round to trying it... lying down with butt to wall and feet up it... looks strange but felt good.

Here doyouyoga.com/5-health-bene...

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Ooh....now that I can do. Thank you! โค๏ธ

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Fabulous450

Yeah... and apparently if you go V shaped with your legs itโ€™s a bit of a workout too.

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AlMorrGraduate

Good run and time for you UNM, perhaps the next time you try for that magic 30 minute 5k, Miss UNM could run along with you, they say that running with others gives you a chance for a better time.

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to AlMorr

She gets out of sync with PE as we plan her runs but then she runs in PE and has to slip her running says... and Sunday sheโ€™s doing junior parkrun, so itโ€™s Tuesday at the earliest

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sunshinefishGraduate

Fermented apple juice per chance? ;)

Awesome run, well done. It hasn't taken you long at all after graduating to get to 5k! That's really good.

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to sunshinefish

Do you know... I think they may have... theyโ€™d should warn you if they ferment it ๐Ÿ˜‚

Yeah, I was pleased, next time Iโ€™ll set my app to 3.1 miles though ๐Ÿ˜‚

Still think you are amazing

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Ibot

I learn from my mistakes quite well ๐Ÿ˜‚

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MyrarGraduate

Brilliant run UNM ..thats a fast pace ..well done you ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Myrar

Cheers... need to drop it about 15 seconds a mile for the 30 I think... or I could be daring and set my app to kilometres!

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MyrarGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Idid something similiar ..thought it was 5 k ...but i went out next run and got that 5k in the bag ..slow pace of course ๐Ÿ˜‚ ..whats a few feet between VRB right ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Myrar

Next run is slow pace, but I will cover 5k on it.

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

I prefer kilometers to miles, if nothing else they are a bit shorter, the exception being if the run is 10 miles, a half or full marathon then it's better in miles.

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to AlMorr

I work on the opposite logic... 3 is two less than 5 ๐Ÿ˜‚

Iโ€™ve found myself plotting 10 mile routes already... how sad is that?

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Not really sad UNM, I suppose that I prefer kilometers as I am consolidating running a few more 5K runs. Tomorrow morning I plan to run my third. I just like the distance in kilometres as I might, I repeat just might have ago at increasing it to 10K if I think after running a few 5ks I am ready for that.

Certainly I will never think of ever running a any longer distance than 10K๐Ÿค”

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to AlMorr

My 5k plan for after Christmas does go to 16k long runs... so I may as well book a 10k race to tie in I guess ๐Ÿ˜‚

Well done, you are a brilliant writer, just saying. You give us hope.

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Pearla97

Thanks... you all keep me motivated too.

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JogunlikelyGraduate

Well done ๐Ÿ‘ enjoy the Somerset Apple juice ๐Ÿป

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Jogunlikely

I shall... I do need to move closer to the farms though.

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jlw34Graduate

Great run UNM. Youโ€™ll get that 30mim 5K next time ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to jlw34

Yeah, 5k slow on Sunday itโ€™s going down though! Thanks.

Grear run ๐Ÿ˜€

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to amanda2463

Thanks... 36min and full 5k next time!

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Do your maths before you start running!

I remember running 14.47 k for the first time, only to realise afterwards that it was 8.99 miles.......

Metrics are pretty arbitrary, but we all get hung up on them.

Well done anyway. At least you know that 5k is very, very achievable now.

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

๐Ÿ˜‚ great advice as always!

It is achievable in 30 too, just, but next run slower, so Iโ€™ll take it in 36ish and go for 30 again Thursday.

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IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to UnfitNoMore

Good plan!!

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Deals1Graduate

Good run!! And love that pic!!! So me. Hahaj

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Deals1

Thanks... it felt amazing... and I just worked out thereโ€™s no alarm in the house in the morning... Iโ€™d best have a rum later!

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Maddee_6333Graduate

Speedy! Very impressive ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Maddee_6333

Getting there... I was pleased with it, and I didnโ€™t keel over afterwards ๐Ÿ˜‚

Youโ€™ve got that 30 minute 5k in the bag next Thursday! ๐Ÿ…

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Faith94

I hope so... I've given myself a good talking to about my maths!

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BeanjoGraduate

Fantastic. Well done UNM ๐Ÿ‘

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Beanjo

Thanks... felt good out there today.

Argh so close but you will nail it for sure ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to hudsondoglets

Yeah, felt like I could have done it all again, but that wouldโ€™ve been possible injury territory. Now slow and steady refers to my pace most runs and my progression... but I do get to go faster once a week!

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